Archive for September 2017

Opinion: Take Steroids…in Your Sleep

You ever had a day full of stress? A day that seemed like it couldn’t get any worse? You felt so tired that all you could think about was going home and going to sleep. Yet when you got home, you procrastinated and stayed up to catch up on your favorite shows. Before you know…

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Is the Next Generation of Fitness Digital?

A week ago, I wrote a short opinion piece about the new Apple Watch and what it means for your health & fitness. In light of what I’ve been seeing in the sports performance and general fitness worlds recently, I wanted to expand on that topic today. The more and more I think about this…

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Opinion: With Your Clients, Build a Foundation First

Most coaches and trainers first get into the industry because they were once athletes or have always been interested in exercise. Since I’ve started coaching, I’ve witnessed numerous trainers try to force-feed complex movements to clients in an effort to get them in shape, without the slightest idea of what their movement foundations are like.…

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How Does Music Affect Your Gym Performance?

Music is a big part of our daily lives. These days we can instantly access whatever songs or media we are in the mood for through our own personal playlists or streaming services like Spotify or Pandora.  It can give us instant gratification and motivation.  Everyone has their own preference when it comes to music…

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Opinion: What the New Apple Watch Means for Your Fitness

Somewhat lost in all the hype surrounding the latest iPhones is the next generation of the Apple Watch. Series 3 now brings aboard cellular capabilities that allow you to take phone calls without having your phone on you at all. But what has always appealed to me about the Watch are its health monitoring features,…

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Member Profile: Joanna R.

“I really like the location of the facility, privacy, and level of education that all of the coaches have. The staff is amazing, incredibly accommodating, and training here is a great personal experience!” – Joanna R. — #fitness #fitspo #fitfam #nyc #gym #gymtime #personaltrainer #privategym #halevylife #health @jeff.halevy A post shared by Halevy Life (@halevylife)…

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How To Conquer Rotation-based Low Back Pain

With the US Open wrapping up this weekend, it couldn’t be more timely to post the third part of this series on rotation-based low back pain. While the first two parts of this series focused specifically on golf, the key points of this series can also 100% apply to tennis, and baseball as well. You…

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Move of the Week: Landmine Shoulder Press

Is bad shoulder mobility preventing you from overhead pressing? THE MOVE: Landmine Shoulder Press MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Vertical push; shoulders, upper back, abs. WHY DO IT: Is bad shoulder mobility preventing you from overhead pressing? To reap the full benefits of overhead pressing, you should have 180 degrees of pain-free shoulder flexion and be able…

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Opinion: Brace Yourself, Football Injuries Are Coming

Tonight is the official start of the NFL season. It marks a day when an abundance of sports fans will unite to cheer on their respective teams; it also marks a day that multiple athletes will sustain bumps, bruises, and even devastating injuries. The injuries can come from contact or no contact; from bone-shattering hits…

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How Playing Golf Can Hurt You

In our last blog on this topic, I explained how playing golf can actually hurt you. Today, I will go more in depth into the injury mechanisms in a golf swing that are responsible. Once again, studies have shown that low-back pain accounts for anywhere from 18-54% of golf injuries. Injuries of the knees, hips,…

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