Posts Tagged ‘weightlifting’

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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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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Move of the Week: The Clean Pull

A spotless clean begins with a good pull. See what we mean here. THE MOVE: The Clean Pull MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Hinge (posterior chain) but everything else as well! WHY DO IT: Last week, we broke down the clean in it’s entirety, and today we are focusing on one specific phase of the clean that matters…

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Opinion: Stop Thinking About Your Weightlifting Technique

Keep the bar close to you. Shoulders in front of the bar. Push the ground away from you. Fully extend the hips, knees, and ankles. The Olympic style lifts can be overwhelming at times. So much technique, precision, and not to mention strength, is required for the snatch and clean & jerk. I’ve written about…

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Opinion: SLOW DOWN Your Olympic Lifts

SLOW DOWN Your Olympic Lifts! Effortless. Fast. Precise. Graceful. That’s how I would describe the Olympic sport of weightlifting. Inspiring too, judging by the surge of recreational lifters taking up the snatch and clean & jerk in their fitness regimens these days. However, this also means that a lot of people who have never touched…

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Banish Your Beer Belly For Good

With the spring and warm weather approaching comes this disheartening realization: “crap, I need to get myself back into gear.” For the record, beer bellies aren’t specifically a direct result of too much beer. Just maybe too many calories, too much Netflix and Chill, and not enough movement. Let’s face it, when you’re drinking beer,…

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How to Build Your Best Workout Routine

Most guys (and girls) want the same thing when they hit the gym:  they want to build some muscle, lose some fat, and feel “in shape.” Due to their popularity, these goals define what we can call “your best workout routine,” exactly because this routine is meant to help you get there. To reliably achieve…

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How to Build Abs Without Sit-ups

  It seems like everyone at the gym does sit-ups and crunches until the cows come home. For the most part though, this is like counting cash in your wallet. In a way, they both feel good. But counting your money doesn’t help you earn more money. Likewise, banging out a bunch of ab-burning sit-ups doesn’t…

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Use the Landmine to Blow Up Your Gains

We should all be huge believers in barbells and free weights when it comes to training hard in the gym. There are many novel things that you can do, but when it come to things that are worth your time, who knew that throwing a barbell into a corner could actually be useful? This exercise…

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Change Things Up With These Five Squat Variations

Last month, we discussed at length about the back squat and how it is utilized differently in the sports of weightlifting and powerlifting. It’s a staple exercise, but also far from being the only kind of squat people should be doing. In an article for AskMen, Jeff Halevy takes you through five squat variations if you…

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