Mitch Gill

Top 5 Exercises To Help You Look Good

All exercises are not created equal. Some allow for more weigh to be lifted, some involve more musculature, and others help create a better physique. Here are my top 5 exercises for looking good. 1. Squats The King of All Exercises! The squat, in all it’s many forms, is one …

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Workout Wednesday 3/23/16: Reload Week

Welcome to Workout Wednesday! It is Reload week in the GTS Garage Gym. As I talked about it Reload!, the deload week is an overlooked tool for injury prevention and continued strength training progression. This week is a deload week for me as I use Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 template for …

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RELOAD!

Have you hit a plateau in your strength or muscle mass gains? Training sessions beginning to suffer? Feeling broken down? Well maybe it is time to deload your training or as I have seen Greater Atlanta Christian School Strength and Conditioning Coach Gary Schofield call it, a RELOAD week. The …

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Maybe I Was Wrong About Isolation Work

My usual hard-headed nature usually doesn’t allow me to do this but I’ll admit it, I was wrong. Now I still believe that movement-based strength training is the most efficient way to get stronger and gain lean muscle mass but I have changed my tune on isolation work. Before I …

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Workout Wednesday 3/16/16-Glute Finisher

Happy Workout Wednesday! As you’ll notice in many of my posts, I put a lot of emphasis on glute strength and activation. In Glute Med: The Root of Chronic Leg Pain, I explain how weak and inactive glutes can create knee, hip, and lower leg pain. 9 to 5 Back …

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Don’t Look Up!! While Squatting

I still remember high school weight training class when I was first introduced to the squat. I was a 6’4″ lanky sophomore, with hopes of being able to dunk and dominate like Shaq. Long story short, that dream never really came to fruition. But I remember first learning to squat …

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The One Thing Holding You Back

THE SCALE!!! It’s a mental trap that can hold you back in your fitness goals. Letting go of the number on the scale, especially with weight loss, can take a huge burden off your shoulders. Fitness and health is so much more than a number on the scale and until …

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Workout Wednesday: 3/9/2016-Battle Ropes

If you read 3 Reasons #Cardiosucks, you know I am not a fan of steady-state cardio but I am a huge fan of metabolic finishers. These are short, dense additions to the end of a workout that will really get your heart rate up. The really rev up your metabolism …

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3 Reasons #CardioSucks

#CardioSucks

One of my favorite hashtags on social media has to be #cardiosucks. It just speaks to me and my dislike for traditional steady state cardio. Unless you are a marathon runner, there are no advantages to pounding the pavement for miles or chugging away on the elliptical hours. I will …

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2 Tips To Safer Six-Pack Abs

Six-pack abs are the holy grail of fitness. If you are sporting well defined abs most people will assume you workout but the abs are more than eye candy. With the help of the rest of the core musculature they provide stability and help maintain spinal health. Traditional core training(crunches …

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