Posts Tagged ‘exercise’

Lessons From The Iron Cowboy

Last week, we had the distinct honor of hosting The Iron Cowboy, James Lawrence, for a seminar here at Halevy Life. Lawrence is the only person to ever run 50 Ironman Triathlons in 50 days, in all 50 states. An honor to learn from @IronCowboyJames last night! Everyone should be inspired by the grit and…

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Opinion: Should We License Personal Trainers?

In recent years, many states have begun introducing legislation requiring personal trainers and coaches to obtain state-issued licenses. These licenses would allow them to legally work as fitness professionals and provide services in that category. The industry is full of many certifying bodies, like the NSCA, ACE, NASM, or even CrossFit, that would all define…

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The Fallacy of Fitness in the City

What happens when people take “fitness fun” and social media too far? If you are active on social media these days, you can definitely relate to what I’m about to tell you. Personally, I love keeping up with my friends, family, and the wide variety of people that I’ve met throughout the years. Time is…

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Opinion: Can Wine Help You Lose Weight?

Recently, I came across an article claiming that two glasses of wine before bed can help you lose weight. The article cited a few research articles to make its claim, but I came away from the article unimpressed and unconvinced. Health claims that sound too good to be true weave into and out of mainstream…

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Opinion: Working Out Naked Won’t Make You Look Good Naked

A new workout class recently drew a ton of buzz on the internet because of a new “bare-bones” gimmick–literally. This NYC fitness studio is pushing out a naked, bodyweight fitness class and rationalizing it by touting the “unique” benefits of working out naked. The truth is however, that this is just another hook to try…

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Opinion: Join the Ten Percent

The new year is upon us and so are the endless “new year’s resolutions” that people are so eager to pursue. These days, I feel like everyone picks a resolution to work on just for the sake of it. According to a survey, at the end of this year around 90% of people will feel…

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Halevy Life’s Best Blogs of 2017

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 –…

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Make Your Bed or End Up Dead

Are you really alive if you’re not free? Would you agree that at least part of you would be dead? If so, you must keep reading. What does freedom mean to you? I think we can all agree that freedom encompasses our desire to live, think, and do as we please in our quest for…

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The Dark Side of Getting Strong

I’m about to tell you something that you probably don’t want to hear. First and foremost, when people say that they want to lose weight and get fit, whether they know it or not, to some extent they actually want to get strong, too. The fact is that strength training is a crucial component of…

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Why Your Squat Sucks

Previously, I discussed at length why your bench press might suck. Today I’m going to go along the same lines and discuss the squat. Squatting is one of the basic movement patterns that everyone should master in the gym. Truthfully, there is no perfect way to squat, but technique does exist on a continuum that…

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