Archive for November 2016

Move of the Week: Tall-kneeling Overhead Pin Press

It’s time for the last Move of the Week in November. Here it is! THE MOVE: Tall-kneeling Overhead Pin Press MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Vertical push: shoulders, triceps, core. WHY DO IT: I feel like it’s been forever since we featured an overhead pressing exercise here on Move of the Week, so today’s move is long…

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Move of the Week: Bear Dog

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! It’s time to get back into gear with your Move of the Week! THE MOVE: Bear Dog MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Core stability; abs. WHY DO IT: This week’s move is not a breed of dog, nor a ferocious animal of any sort. It is, however, a progression…

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Getting Creative with Loaded Carries: Part I

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving and the holiday season is fully upon us (like really, where did all the time go?). But with that being said, now is as good a time as ever for all of us to reflect on the year so far and look ahead at what’s to come. Upon reflection,…

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What can you learn from a 1,000-pound deadlifter?

Last month, our good friend, the Mad Scientist of Powerlifting, and Halevy Life Board Member Chris Duffin set a world record by deadlifting over 1,000 pounds for two (and nearly three!) reps. Jeff Halevy finds out how he made this all possible using the sumo deadlift in this article for AskMen. *Note that as always,…

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Move of the Week: TRX Pull-up

Move of the Week coming you way, so pull yourselves up for this one! THE MOVE: TRX Pull-up MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Vertical pull; shoulders, lats, and upper back. WHY DO IT: When it comes to targeting the lats and building the back, pull-ups are the way to go. However, many gym-goers lack the strength…

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Move of the Week: Mid-rack/Overhead Carry

In times like these it often feels like the world is weighing heavily on our shoulders. Well yeah, today’s Move of the Week is probably why! THE MOVE: Mid-rack/Overhead Carry MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Carry; core, shoulders, forearms. WHY DO IT: It’s been a while since we’ve featured a carry on our weekly feature here, so here’s…

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Feeding the Fitness Machine: RMR and Nutrition

It’s November, and with the holidays right around the corner, this post from Staff Coach Joe could not be any more timely. With Thanksgiving and Christmas fast approaching, good fitness and nutrition habits tend to fall by the wayside. So how can we truly enjoy the holidays, without paying the price when it comes to…

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Move of the Week: Standing Rope Fallout

Time to kick of November the only way we know how. With a new Move of the Week! THE MOVE: Standing Rope Fallout MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Core stability; abs, shoulders, arms. WHY DO IT: We’ve done a few things to build core stability and core strength here in Move of the Week; the most similar of…

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