What a year it’s been huh? With 2017 nearing it’s end, I think now is as good a time as ever to look back at what I believe are the best blogs from this past year. Have a look, and check them out if you haven’t already!
3 Tips to Boost Your Powerlifting Total – I shared 3 tips (1 each for the squat, bench, and deadlift) here that I found incredibly valuable in my training for an upcoming Powerlifting meet. With a little bit of experience already under my belt, I was able to squeeze out a few extra pounds in my lifts using these tips.
From ER to PR: Returning to the Platform – In this blog, Dan shares some super-personal details about a medical setback that sidelined his training for many months–and how he bounced back to claim 1st Place at the powerlifting meet last March.
In other news, I followed with a distant 2nd and kept my shirt on. 🙂
Four Lessons About Fitness – From Nintendo – Nintendo’s latest console, the Switch, is still going strong. Here are just a few reasons why I think that’s the case–but more importantly–how those same reasons can be applied to success in health & fitness.
Are You Just Spinning Your Wheels in Spin Class? – Spinning is all the rage these days, but it shouldn’t be the only thing you’re doing. Dan explained why in this comprehensive blog.
Opinion: The Verdict on Vegan – Fanaticism about veganism can be annoying, but is the vegan diet a good or bad thing? The verdict on vegan is much more nuanced than you think.
Why You’re Just Running in Circles With Cardio – Along the same lines as Dan’s spinning blog, Ross touched on many points pertaining to cardiovascular training and why many people get cardio all wrong. There’s more to it than just hopping on a treadmill and running!
How to Conquer Rotation-based Low Back Pain – If you play golf, tennis, or baseball this 3-part series is a must read. Rotational movement is a huge part of doing well in these activities; it’s important to be aware of how and why rotation could hurt your back and how to train to avoid these nagging injuries. Here are the links for Part 1 and Part 2.
What is Your “Why?” (Part 1) and “Why” Bother? (Part 2) – In case you needed a good reminder of what’s worth fighting for, this two-part series will refresh your mind about why it’s so important and worthwhile to make health & fitness a part of your life.
Onwards we go to 2018!
by Jeremy Lau
Jeremy Lau is a Senior Staff Coach and Metabolic Lab Manager at Halevy Life.
Jeremy graduated cum laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a BSc. in Biomedical Engineering and received his Master’s in Exercise Physiology at Columbia University. In addition to his academic accolades, Jeremy is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
Prior to joining the team at Halevy Life, Jeremy completed a coaching internship at Cressey Sports Performance, where he coached both amateur and professional athletes, among whom were many professional MLB baseball players.
As an athlete, Jeremy has played baseball competitively for most of his life.