Archive for February 2017

How to Build Abs Without Sit-ups

  It seems like everyone at the gym does sit-ups and crunches until the cows come home. For the most part though, this is like counting cash in your wallet. In a way, they both feel good. But counting your money doesn’t help you earn more money. Likewise, banging out a bunch of ab-burning sit-ups doesn’t…

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Move of the Week: Isometric Lunge Pallof Press

Last week, I thought winter was in full swing. This week, the weather has me rethinking that. But I’m always thinking about Move of the Week, and here it is! THE MOVE: Isometric Lunge Pallof Press MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Core stability: core, obliques, legs. WHY DO IT: I’ve already waxed poetic about the importance of core…

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Move of the Week: Frankenstein Squat

Winter is in full swing here…but let’s throw it back to Halloween with Frankenstein today! THE MOVE: Frankenstein Squat MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Squat: quads, glutes, hamstrings, core. WHY DO IT: Have you ever had trouble with the front-rack position in front squats or reverse lunges? In a previous Move of the Week, we showed you…

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The Real Reason Why You’re Not Lean

Doesn’t it always seem like you just can’t lose those last 5-10 pounds? Well, you’re not alone. Try as you might, those last 5-10 pounds are coming off. This might not be the first time you’ve encountered this hurdle, either. You’ve probably had phases where your fitness and nutrition are both on point, but when…

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Use the Landmine to Blow Up Your Gains

We should all be huge believers in barbells and free weights when it comes to training hard in the gym. There are many novel things that you can do, but when it come to things that are worth your time, who knew that throwing a barbell into a corner could actually be useful? This exercise…

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Move of the Week: Dumbbell Z-press

We’re getting snowed in here in New York, but that doesn’t mean that the Move of the Week train is stopping! THE MOVE: Dumbbell Z-press MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Vertical push: shoulders, core. WHY DO IT: If you think that you are good at overhead pressing, today’s move will make you reconsider that thought. As long…

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Move of the Week: Dimel Deadlift

What better way to start off February than with deadlifts? THE MOVE: Dimel Deadlift MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Hinge: posterior chain, hamstrings, glutes, and upper back. WHY DO IT: The deadlift and all variations of it thereof are among the most important exercises you should do in the gym. Today, our move is the Dimel Deadlift,…

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Why You Should NOT Take a Fight to the Ground

We were very excited to bring Martinez Martial Arts into the fold here at Halevy Life last month, and this video will be the first of many featuring martial arts tips that can come into play if you ever find yourself in a self-defense scenario. In this video, watch as Jeff Halevy and Brayner Martinez explain…

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