Posts Tagged ‘movement’

How to Land Like a Cat

Do you land like a cat during athletic movements in sports or exercise? No matter if you like running, sports, or just working out, here’s why this matters. In this segment, Jeff Halevy and Staff Coach Dan Cerone explain the proper mechanics to absorb force and stay healthy, whether on the trail, the field, or…

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Why Physical Therapy is Like Going to the Dentist

Would you rather get a root canal or regular cleaning at the dentist? Hopefully, you prefer the latter rather than the former! Too often, people wait too long to seek medical attention of any sort. By then, the underlying issues they have might already be coming to a threshold, making them more difficult to treat.…

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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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Athleticism vs. Skill: Which is Better?

When it comes to fitness, there are two important concepts to discuss that are often at odds with one another. The first is the concept of athleticism and general physical preparedness (GPP), and the second is skill and specific physical preparedness (SPP). Athleticism encompasses the broad spectrum of movement capacity, hand-eye coordination, and proprioception necessary…

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What it Really Means to Use Your Abs

Let’s face it. If you’ve been in the gym for any period of time, you’ve probably heard the following buzzwords and phrases more than once from your coach, trainer, or workout buddies: “use your abs,” “brace your core,” “don’t let your ribs flare out,” and “core strength” or “core stability.” I’ll also be the first…

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How to Master the Turkish Get-up

The TGU: A Quick Intro The Turkish Get-up (TGU) is one of our go-to exercises for everyone who walks through our doors here at Halevy Life. For those who are unfamiliar with it, it is basically a slow and deliberate way of getting up from the floor with a weight over your head, and then…

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