Archive for September 2016

Coming Soon to NYC: Kinstretch at Halevy Life

Over the past few weeks here, we’ve written about many things pertinent to our belief in proper training practices backed by #science. Two of perhaps the most popular posts in this time frame were about the Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) system created by Dr. Andreo Spina.  You can find them both below: Why You Should…

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Move of the Week: Standing Low-to-High Cable Lift

Happy Wednesday! We’ve spoken before about rotation and how it should come from the proper places. Well, there’s more about that coming at you in today’s Move of the Week. Enjoy! THE MOVE: Standing Low-to-High Cable Lift MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Corrective/core; abs, obliques. WHY DO IT: Today’s move falls right in line with the half-kneeling…

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Move of the Week: Reverse Crunch

Happy Friday! The fall is already upon us, but it’s still pretty warm outside. This can only mean one thing: it’s still perfectly okay to do abs! THE MOVE: Reverse Crunch MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: corrective, core strength; abs. WHY DO IT: Nothing like a little bit of abs to finish off a workout and leave satisfied,…

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Metabolic Testing Part II: Anaerobic Threshold

A few weeks ago, Staff Coach Joe Ferraro shared his insights on VO2max here in this blog. Today he’ll continue what he started and share his insights on anaerobic threshold, another quality that we test for in our metabolic panel. Once again, get ready for some #science, #knowledge, and #application! Athletic performance in various competitive sports…

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Move of the Week: Reverse-grip Inverted Row

We’ve been getting some good weather up here in New York. On a totally unrelated note, it’s time for Move of the Week! THE MOVE: Reverse-grip Inverted Row MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: horizontal pull; upper and mid back, lats. WHY DO IT: For today’s Move, I’ve decided to change the pace a little and feature a bodyweight…

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Why it’s Okay to do Bicep Curls

In the world of fitness, it seems like there are two camps of people on opposite ends of a spectrum: those who do bicep curls, and those who don’t. Neither side is completely fond of the other. While this may be a hilarious oversimplification of the fitness industry at large, it does represent a larger…

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Move of the Week: Dumbbell Death March

Don’t look now, but the year is basically coming to a close.  Despite this change of pace, we’re still here for our Move of the Week! Check it out below. THE MOVE: Dumbbell Death March MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: hinge pattern; posterior chain (hamstrings, glutes, upper back) and forearms (grip). WHY DO IT: The hinge is a…

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