Archive for October 2016

Move of the Week: 3-pt Dead-stop Row

The weather is changing fast here in New York, and it looks like warm weather has had its last hurrah. But we’re still here for Move of the Week! THE MOVE: 3-pt Dead-stop Row MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Horizontal pull; upper and mid back, lats, core. WHY DO IT: Rows are an important part of strength-training here at…

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Kinstretch vs. Yoga: Which one should you be doing?

In our previous blog post, we announced the launch of our regeneration suite here at Halevy Life. Kinstretch is one of our three new offerings, with Vital Yoga and Nutrition rounding out the trifecta. The goal of our regeneration suite is to help you achieve resiliency in the gym and outside of it, through the…

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5 Mobility Moves You Must Try (and A Special Announcement)

Hot on the heels of our previous announcement that we’ll be offering Kinstretch classes here in New York City at Halevy Life, it’s hard to believe that that day is almost here. Let’s cut right to the chase: Kinstretch kick-off is Saturday, October 29th at 12:30pm. To celebrate this occasion (and more), we are happy to tell…

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Move of the Week: Single-leg Landmine Contralateral RDL

Continuing on the trend of exercise progression, today’s Move builds on a previous one that we’ve featured very recently. More on that below! THE MOVE: Single-leg Landmine Contralateral RDL MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Hinge, single-leg; glutes, hamstrings. WHY DO IT: Two weeks ago we featured the Offset-loaded Rear-foot Elevated RDL, which previously built on the Dumbbell…

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What it Really Means to Use Your Abs

Let’s face it. If you’ve been in the gym for any period of time, you’ve probably heard the following buzzwords and phrases more than once from your coach, trainer, or workout buddies: “use your abs,” “brace your core,” “don’t let your ribs flare out,” and “core strength” or “core stability.” I’ll also be the first…

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Move of the Week: Bottoms-up TGU to Hand

For today’s Move of the Week, we’ll be revisiting one of our all-time favorite exercises: the Turkish Get-up. This time though, we’re adding another layer of difficulty. Check it out below! THE MOVE: Bottoms-up TGU to Hand MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Carry; core, rotator cuff, and shoulders. WHY DO IT: As we have emphasized multiple…

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The 3 Mistakes Beginner Weightlifters Make

When it comes to the gym, I often find that the best lessons about training and fitness come from the simple act of showing up and putting in the work, whether in weightlifting, bodybuilding, powerlifting, or whatever aligns best with one’s fitness goals at any point in time. It is only upon reflection of the…

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Move of the Week: Offset-loaded Rear-foot Elevated RDL

Can you believe that it’s October? I’m not sure there’s a better way to kick the month off than by putting up a Move of the Week. Here it is! THE MOVE: Offset-loaded Rear-foot Elevated RDL (Offset-loaded RFERDL) MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Hinge, single-leg; glutes, hamstrings. WHY DO IT: A few weeks ago we featured the Dumbbell…

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