Posts Tagged ‘powerlifting’

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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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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Why Your Bench Press Sucks

When it comes to the bench press, I see it almost all the time. Everywhere I go it seems like there is at least one person doing the bench press, or variations of it, all wrong. I’ve seen the issues that I’m about to detail below almost everywhere, from the large commercial gyms where everything…

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Opinion: Bend the Knee (In Your Squat)

Bending the knee seems to be a big problem lately.  Whether it’s to acknowledge the true ruler of Westeros or in basic exercises like the squat, it seems like many people in the North are refusing to do so. In the real world, there seems to be a psychological disconnect with bending the knee in…

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Build A Bigger Bench With Specialized Equipment: Part 2

In the first part of this blog post, we went over 4 different ways to bench press that could ultimately help you build a bigger bench. For the bench press, you can use a standard barbell, dumbbells, Swiss bar, or Duffalo bar as means towards that goal, and the reason you want to change things…

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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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Build A Bigger Bench With Specialized Equipment

Having a standard barbell is one of the most crucial elements for any gym to call itself, well, an actual gym. The one that you’re most likely to find is called an Olympic bar, weighing in at 44 lbs and 7.2 feet long; with loadable ends on either side of a 4.3 foot-long shaft. The…

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Move of the Week: Zercher Squat

What can you do, if you have the shoulder mobility of someone in a straitjacket? THE MOVE: Zercher Squat MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Squat: quads, glutes, core. WHY DO IT: When goblet squats no longer cut it for you, it’s common to up the ante with front squats or back squats to continue driving progress on…

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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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