Mitch Gill

9 to 5 Back Pain Part 1: Introduction

Back pain is one of the most prevalent orthopedic conditions that affects the world today. According to the NIH, 8/10 people will be affected by back pain at some point in life. Whether caused by structural damage or just wear and tear of everyday life, it can be annoying and …

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Personal Training

Looking to create a better YOU??? Online personal training with Gill Training Systems will help you become a better version of yourself. Through the use of up-to-date training philosophies and motivation, you can become the YOU you’ve always wanted to be. Online Personal Training includes Initial fitness assessment Personalized workout …

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The Swing

The swing, whether with a kettlebell or with a dumbbell, has become one of my favorite strength and conditioning tools. I was not introduced to the exercise until a couple years ago and had not really used it consistently in my programming until recently. I prefer the kettlebell over a …

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Gluteus medius: the Root of Chronic Leg Pain?

Dealing with knee pain while running? Or even shin splints? What about a history of lateral ankle sprains? These may all be a symptom of a weakness at the hip, specifically weakness of the Gluteus Medius. We have all heard of the Gluteal Muscles but may not have heard of …

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Ice: Friend or Foe?

If you played sports or ever hurt anything I’m sure you have heard the phrase, “throw some ice on it”. Why is that the case? It decreases/prevents swelling? Decreases pain? May help you recover faster? What if I told you this may not be the case at all? You would …

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Is it effective to find a 1 rep max on adolescent athletes?

Yesterday I saw a great statement from @EricCressey about 1 rep maxes(RM) in adolescent athletes. “1RM testing a 14-year-old is like driving in Daytona 500 on first day of driver’s ed.” I got quite a chuckle when I first read this statement. When I further analyzed the statement and tried …

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Movements vs. Muscles Part 3: Upper Body Movement

Every guys favorite workouts involve the the show muscles, or your chest, biceps and abs. These muscles are the ones that we think get the girls. This may be true if you are attempting to try to date Snookie from Jersey Shore. What a lot of people, especially males fail …

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Movement vs. Muscles Part 2: Lower Body Movement

Lower body strength and quality of movement has a greater effect on fitness, athletic performance, and every day life. Lower body strength allows you to create a greater ground reaction force, or the force that we place into the ground to jump, run, and even walk. Studies have shown that …

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Muscles vs. Movements Part 1: Introduction

Getting bigger muscles, getting stronger, or being more fit are all goals that people interested in fitness strive for and each person has their belief on the best way to achieve those goals. In my early years of working out, or my college (ignorant) years, I thought that doing set …

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My Thoughts On CrossFit

Crossfit is the current fitness flavor of the month, much like p90x was a couple years ago. There seem to be two types of people in this world in terms of opinions on Crossfit, the cult-like followers and the people who find every chance to bash it. I would have …

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