Archive for June 2016

Move of the Week: Barbell Row

Happy Monday! Here’s a Move of the Week to properly kick off the week to follow. Enjoy! THE MOVE: Barbell Row MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Horizontal pull: lats, upper and mid back. WHY DO IT: I’ll be the first to say that there is nothing fancy or complicated about today’s edition of Move of the Week…

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How to Master the Turkish Get-up

The TGU: A Quick Intro The Turkish Get-up (TGU) is one of our go-to exercises for everyone who walks through our doors here at Halevy Life. For those who are unfamiliar with it, it is basically a slow and deliberate way of getting up from the floor with a weight over your head, and then…

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Move of the Week: Front Squat + Push Press

Today’s MoTW features something a little different, as well as a short lesson on combos and complexes. Enjoy! THE MOVE: Front Squat + Push Press MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Squat, vertical push: quads, glutes, hamstrings, shoulders. WHY DO IT: Somewhere along the way, someone came up with the great idea of combining exercises to create one…

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Lessons about Weightlifting from #CWCNYC

This past weekend, we had the distinct honor of hosting physical therapist and industry up-and-comer, Dr. Quinn Henoch, for the first ever ClinicalAthlete Weightlifting Coach (CWC) certification. Roughly 40 clinicians, coaches, and trainers flocked to Halevy Life to learn about weightlifting from Quinn himself. By all accounts, the experience this weekend was better than we…

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A Simple Progression to Stop Butchering Push-ups

Not too long ago, we posted a Move of the Week featuring a progression on a gym staple: the band-resisted push-up. In that blog, I also briefly discussed what a regular push-up done with good technique should look like and how most people get it wrong. I’ve seen enough elbows flare out, hips dump forward, and…

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