Archive for July 2017

Build A Bigger Bench With Specialized Equipment

Having a standard barbell is one of the most crucial elements for any gym to call itself, well, an actual gym. The one that you’re most likely to find is called an Olympic bar, weighing in at 44 lbs and 7.2 feet long; with loadable ends on either side of a 4.3 foot-long shaft. The…

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Opinion: Why You Should Let it Go

Do you remember the feeling you used to get when you first started working out? The tinge and tremor of excitement. Euphoria, motivation, gratification, and the want for more. But then one day it’s all gone. You’re going in and doing the same old stuff over and over again.  Progress slows, and that awesome feeling…

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Move of the Week: Kettlebell Thruster

What combination is just as good as chicken & waffles, and way safer than texting while driving? THE MOVE: Kettlebell Thruster MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Squat and vertical push; legs and shoulders. WHY DO IT: Chicken & waffles are great, and so are other combinations like texting and driving (okay, that last one maybe not so…

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How to Build an Efficient and Effective Warm-up

It’s time to change the way we’ve been warming up for our workouts. Here’s how to make them more efficient and worthwhile, part 2!  In a previous blog, I discussed at length about whether or not your warm-up matters. These days, it seems as if many people spend way too long on the foam roller,…

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Opinion: No, You Won’t Die Doing High-intensity Interval Training

HIIT (high-intensity interval training) is still all the rage in fitness.  As the research around it kept building, more fitness professionals not only started utilizing HIIT but preached its superiority over all other cardiovascular exercise.  Why waste hours toiling away on the treadmill when you can get the same results in the matter of minutes?…

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Move of the Week: The Clean Pull

A spotless clean begins with a good pull. See what we mean here. THE MOVE: The Clean Pull MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Hinge (posterior chain) but everything else as well! WHY DO IT: Last week, we broke down the clean in it’s entirety, and today we are focusing on one specific phase of the clean that matters…

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Would You Workout In a Nightclub?

Trends come and go in the fitness industry, and the latest one that has washed ashore Fitness Beach has nothing to do with weights, cardio, or yoga. Strangely enough, it does have something to do with the way gyms are lit. Many gyms (especially in the NYC Area) are turning down the lights, literally, to…

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Member Profile: Taddao S.

“As someone with very little experience weight training, I was looking for specialized attention. Halevy Life has the best coaches and everyone genuinely cares about your progress and supports you every step of the way.” – Taddao S. — #fitness #fitspo #fitfam #nyc #gym #gymtime #personaltrainer #privategym #halevylife #health A post shared by Halevy Life…

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Opinion: Stop Thinking About Your Weightlifting Technique

Keep the bar close to you. Shoulders in front of the bar. Push the ground away from you. Fully extend the hips, knees, and ankles. The Olympic style lifts can be overwhelming at times. So much technique, precision, and not to mention strength, is required for the snatch and clean & jerk. I’ve written about…

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