Mitch Gill

Girl Push-ups: Please Stop! There is a Better Option

I know what you’re thinking, “Another push-up article?” Well this one is important, and needs to be stated. STOP WITH THE “GIRL PUSH-UPS”!!!!! Nothing makes my eyes bleed more than the “girl push-up”, or a push-up done from the knees. In fact, the name is offensive to women. I know …

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10 Push-up Variations to a Build Strong, Muscular Upper Body

Push-up Variations

The American males species is obsessed with the bench press, even to a point of becoming reliant upon it. Shoot there is even an “International Chest Day”, or Mondays. “How much ya bench bro?” is a common question heard between “bros” in gyms across the world. Truthfully, everybody would probably …

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Master The Push-up Before the Bench Press

How much ya bench bro?” A common question heard coming from a bro’s mouth all over the world. Especially on Monday’s, International Chest Day. The bench press has for some reason become the “mating call” of human males. For some people, the bench press has become what separates the men …

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3 Must Haves For Workout Recovery

If there is one thing that most people neglect in their workout regime it has to be workout recovery. This may also be the most important aspect of improving your performance. Most workouts average 60 to 90 minutes…so what are you doing the other 1,380 minutes of the day? What …

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The Biggest Mistakes in High School Strength and Conditioning

High school may be the most important time of physical, mental, and social development. High school strength and conditioning can have a huge effect on an athlete’s overall development. It can also be a fragile time as the athlete is going through so many changes. That’s why I reached out …

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Are You Training or Just Working Out?

I know some of you may have read the post title and thought, “wait, what? There is a difference between training and working out?” You are damn right there is a difference. And hopefully after today you’ll be able to know which one pertains to you. First we need to …

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GTS Tip: Band Pull-apart Tweaks to Fry Your Rear Delts

If you look at most gym bros who love to bench press you’ll notice one thing, imbalance. Most of these bros have anterior delts and pecs that overpower their neglected rear delts. This imbalance can lead to wrecked shoulders over time. The band pull-apart is a great exercise for any …

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High School Athletes Need More Strength and Less Skill

I’ve just completed my 4th year as an athletic trainer at a pretty large high school and my eyes have been opened to the sports specialization problem among high school athletes. I work as an athletic trainer at a school with over 2,000 students and 600-700 of them are student …

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The Overhead Shrug

The trapezius, or traps as known in bro culture, can separate the men from the boys and help girls make a tank top look really good. When most people think of training the traps, and specifically the upper traps, they think of the tradition barbell shrug. But there is more …

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An Open Letter To My Daughters

Becoming a parent makes you much more aware of the world around not just you, but those you love. I see a lot of things that make me cringe about my girls growing up in this world, and especially when it comes to the fitness world. Here is a letter …

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