Tag: Deadlift

How to Quit Straining Your Hamstring

If you watch sports, it always seems as if someone new gets afflicted with a hamstring injury every single day. It’s currently baseball season, and so far this year the Mets have appeared to be particularly susceptible. I think at least 3 Mets have been sidelined due to hamstring issues, and this video of second…

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Move of the Week: Conventional Deadlift

Can’t enjoy the weather if you don’t have your summer body ready, right? Here’s one move you can do to catch up!  THE MOVE: Conventional Deadlift MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Hinge: posterior chain, hamstrings, glutes, upper back, core, arms (basically, everything). WHY DO IT: The deadlift. It’s one of the most important things you can do…

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From ER to PR: Returning to the Platform

What’s Wrong With Me? This past Saturday, Jeremy and I competed in a powerlifting meet. However, the process to get there and do as well as I did was not exactly smooth sailing, and there were times when I felt like what I ended up accomplishing, was actually out of reach. A little over 8…

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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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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: Trap-bar Pendlay Row

We’re getting our first taste of snow this week. We’re also getting another edition of Move of the Week. Here it is!  THE MOVE: Trap-bar Pendlay Row MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Horizontal pull: back, lats, posterior chain. WHY DO IT: You can do more than just deadlifts with a trap-bar. We’ve written before about the trap-bar…

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How Dips Help Your Deadlift

That’s right! It may not be entirely obvious, but dips can help you improve your deadlift. Watch Jeff Halevy explain how below with the help of Director of Programming, Dan Cerone, in this special feature. Hint: The lats are super important when it comes to the deadlift. They prevent shrugging and yanking of the bar, and…

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What can you learn from a 1,000-pound deadlifter?

Last month, our good friend, the Mad Scientist of Powerlifting, and Halevy Life Board Member Chris Duffin set a world record by deadlifting over 1,000 pounds for two (and nearly three!) reps. Jeff Halevy finds out how he made this all possible using the sumo deadlift in this article for AskMen. *Note that as always,…

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Move of the Week: Single-leg Landmine Contralateral RDL

Continuing on the trend of exercise progression, today’s Move builds on a previous one that we’ve featured very recently. More on that below! THE MOVE: Single-leg Landmine Contralateral RDL MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Hinge, single-leg; glutes, hamstrings. WHY DO IT: Two weeks ago we featured the Offset-loaded Rear-foot Elevated RDL, which previously built on the Dumbbell…

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