Archive for January 2017

Stop Giving a Crap About Instagram

It’s a little crazy to think that we’re almost a full month into 2017.  As everyone knows, with a new year comes a renewed set of New Years Resolutions. If you’re reading this right now, you probably fall into one of two camps. In camp #1, you’re totally kicking ass and living up to every…

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Move of the Week: Kettlebell Squat w/ 3-second Eccentric

Single-leg exercises are no fun. Bilateral is slightly better, but with today’s tempo I still won’t be letting you off easy! THE MOVE: Kettlebell Squat w/ 3-second Eccentric MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Squat: quads, hamstrings, and glutes. WHY DO IT: Our current obsession with the squat continues here today. Jeff took you through 5 squat variations you…

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Change Things Up With These Five Squat Variations

Last month, we discussed at length about the back squat and how it is utilized differently in the sports of weightlifting and powerlifting. It’s a staple exercise, but also far from being the only kind of squat people should be doing. In an article for AskMen, Jeff Halevy takes you through five squat variations if you…

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Move of the Week: Split-squat with Forward Lean

Single-leg exercises are no fun. Ironically, that’s why we’re featuring one today! THE MOVE: Split-squat with Forward Lean MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Single-leg, squat: quads, hamstrings, and glutes. WHY DO IT: Single-leg exercises can be no fun, and they can also be frustrating. However, they impart numerous benefits that we cannot ignore, particularly when it comes…

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A Bench Press Program for a Bigger, Stronger Chest

Our love affair with the Bench Press continues here at Halevy Life. In an article for AskMen, Jeff Halevy has four workouts specifically meant to help you build a bigger and stronger chest. Be sure to get the ball rolling and read it here! Build A Bigger, Stronger Chest With This Scientific Workout. Happy Training!

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Move of the Week: Half-body Bench Press

Move of the Week time! Here’s another one to keep your workouts fresh and challenging. THE MOVE: Half-body Bench Press MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Horizontal push: chest, shoulders, core. WHY DO IT: The bench press has been getting a lot of love here on this blog lately. Well, here’s another to stoke the fire. Typically, bench presses are…

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3 Tips to Boost Your Powerlifting Total

When it comes to tests of raw strength, a powerlifting meet it one of the best ways to find out what you’re made of. It is also one of the most accessible, as I’ve seen everyone from the inexperienced to the experienced, from the stocky to the skinny, and from young to old–both male and female–find…

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Move of the Week: Split-stance Incline Cable Press

Welcome to 2017! Time to ring in the new year with Move of the Week, so let’s get right into it. THE MOVE: Split-stance Incline Cable Press MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Horizontal push: chest, shoulders, core. WHY DO IT: Like bench presses and push-ups, today’s move is a horizontal pushing movement. Although the incline does makes it somewhat…

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