Archive for August 2016

Move of the Week: Half-kneeling Anti-rotation Pull

Summer may be coming to an end, but there’s still time for ab work in the gym–the right kind! Read below to find out more. THE MOVE: Half-kneeling Anti-rotation Pull MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Corrective/core; abs, obliques. WHY DO IT: Remember the Med Ball Shoulder Flexion in Dead Bug from a while back? Today’s move falls…

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Metabolic Testing: Should you know your VO2max?

Many of you already know that we are the only training facility in NYC that offers hydrostatic weighing, the gold standard when it comes to determining body fat percentage. In addition to this, we also offer a panel of metabolic tests that allows you to gain perspective into your body, metabolism, and cardiovascular health. Staff…

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Move of the Week: Single-arm Dumbbell Snatch

You need to be strong to be powerful, but I don’t think we’ve featured a move in this series that directly contributes to power development…until now. Read more here to learn about the single-arm dumbbell snatch! THE MOVE: Single-arm Dumbbell Snatch MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Hinge pattern: posterior chain (hamstrings, glutes), and shoulder. WHY DO IT: We’ve…

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Move of the Week: Romanian Deadlift (RDL)

Happy Wednesday! It’s time to go back to the basics, so today we’ll be featuring a barbell exercise (and a pretty important one at that) to get the ball rolling. Behold the RDL! THE MOVE: Romanian Deadlift MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Hinge pattern: posterior chain (hamstrings, glutes) and grip. WHY DO IT: We’re going back to…

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Why You Should Flex #everydamnday for Mobility Gains: Part 2

Today, Dan and I will round out our two-part blog about FRC. Hopefully, you guys enjoyed the first one! If you haven’t read the first part, we’d highly recommend doing so: Why You Should Flex #everydamnday for Mobility Gains: Part 1. Now that we’re all caught up, without further ado, here’s Part 2. Picking Up Where…

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Move of the Week: Chest-supported Row w/ Opposite Arm Iso Hold

I don’t want you guys to end up with your shoulders rounded forward from last week’s bench press, so in order to balance it out, I have almost no choice but to feature a row today. Enjoy it!  THE MOVE: Dumbbell Chest-supported Row w/ Opposite Arm Iso Hold MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Horizontal pulling pattern: lats,…

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Why Novice Weightlifters Should (and Shouldn’t) Deadlift

We’ve spoken at length before about both weightlifting and powerlifting on this blog—after all, they form the basis of proper training for strength, fitness, and sport performance. With the Rio Olympics literally around the corner, the sport of weightlifting will be thrust into the international spotlight once again as athletes attempt to throw as much…

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Move of the Week: Close-grip Neutral-grip Bench Press

It’s August, so here’s a new edition of Move of the Week to kick off the new month! Today, we’re featuring a variation of everyone’s favorite exercise. Enjoy!  THE MOVE: Close-grip Neutral-grip Bench Press MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Horizontal pushing pattern: chest, shoulders, triceps, lats, upper back. WHY DO IT: It’s about time we featured another bench…

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