Mitch Gill

My 5 Biggest Training Mistakes

Mistakes are apart of life. We make them daily but it’s not the mistakes we make that defines us but how we respond. Since this is a fitness blog I figured I’d open up and allow you to learn from my biggest training mistakes. Note: I have learned from these …

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The Goblet Rearfoot Elevated Split Squat

Gill Baby Number 2 (Riley Kate is her name) has put her mark on our house and it has obviously effected my writing. It’s hard to find time between work, helping my wife chase around a 2 year old and care for a baby with no sense of schedule, and …

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The Muscle Confusion Myth

“Switch it up man! It keeps the body guessing!” This is a common phrase used by the everyday trainee and sadly even by some who should know better. Muscle confusion became a popular idea around the time P90X became huge. They put heavy stock into the theory that the only …

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Landmine Press: The Overhead Alternative

So you can’t lift your arms fully overhead without pain or compensation, so now what?? My first recommendation is to erase all overhead work from your workouts, or continue doing what you are doing until finally you can’t lift your arms overhead at all. Don’t worry though, there is an …

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The Overhead Lifts: Earned Not Given

The right to overhead press is earned and not given, but most people start way ahead of themselves. With the increase in overhead lifts like pressing and snatching, there has been an increase in people walking around with banged up shoulder. Often people continue to try to train through the …

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Start Tracking Workouts Now!

Businesses track everything, from how much they are spending to how much time they are wasting. In the business world, companies are always looking for ways to save money or cut waste. By tracking increases or decreases in performance they can tell exactly what they need to do to always …

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The Perpendicular Landmine Row: The How and The Why

The perpendicular Landmine row is a great alternative to the traditional dumbbell row. In the bodybuilding world you have have heard of the Meadows’ Row named after bodybuilder John Meadows(he wrote an article about it too), well this is the same exercise. If you have limited dumbbell selection in your …

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2 Mistakes a Workout Beginner Should Avoid

Life has been a bit nuts recently. Between preparing for a second little one who will be joining us soon and having my wisdom teeth pulled, life has been all over the place. And a throbbing pain in your mouth can really decrease your motivation to write. Hopefully I can …

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2 Ways You’re Screwing Up Box Jumps

Speed and power are qualities that can separate a good athlete from a great athlete. Think of all the great athletes like Lebron James, Adrian Peterson, or Bo Jackson. They all expressed great power and speed that separated themselves from the rest of the world. Whether it’s Lebron with a …

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4 Things Your Personal Trainer Should Be Doing

So you’ve just dropped some serious cash for one-on-one personal training at your local gym. You’d expect to get a good product for the amount of money you spent right?? Just like anything in the free market, some people do not offer the same level of product as others and …

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