Hope you had a great week! There was some unbelievable content that came out this week but let’s first start with a review of my personal shenanigans.
My Personal Shenanigans
Should Women Strength Train Differently Than Men?
I posed the question this week, “Should women strength train differently than men?” My answer….Yes and No. Find out why.Read Here
Exercise You Should Try: Prone-to-Seated Row
Check out a different rowing variation to really fry the upper back!Read Here
Articles You Don’t Want to Miss
8 Favorite Mobility Exercises of Trainers
Organized and Written By: John Papp via STACK.com
I’ll give you two reasons you need to read this article. 1.) I contributed and 2.) Most people probably need more mobility.
Can you guess what kind of mobility exercise I picked??
A stiff thoracic spine can lead to compensations in the shoulders, neck, and the lower back when we exercise and move. Most of us are stuck in flexion and need to work on both extension and rotation of this spinal segment.
3 Common Power Training Mistakes and How to Fix Them
Written by: Dr. Andy Galapin via Trainheroic
Dr. Galapin gives great insight on three mistakes people make when they are training to become more powerful. Check out this quote from the article,
While improving peak power and the ability to sustain a given power output over time sound identical, the distinction is critical as it explains a massive proportion of power training mistakes.
5 Ways I Include Single Leg Training in My Programs
Written by: Tony Gentilcore
Tony gives a peak into how and why he programs single-leg exercises into his training programs.
Let this quick quote get your gears turning:
I’d rather people use a load they can control and perform it for high(er) reps than to grab the heaviest weight possible and make perhaps do more harm than good.
Something For Your Ears
Stop & Give Me 20 Podcast Episode 45- Girls Gone Strong Badass Molly Galbraith
Great interview with Molly Galbraith from Girls Gone Strong. She drops some serious heat on women’s fitness and body image.Listen Here
Social Media Happenings
Don’t forget! I am now offering in-person training sessions as well as an online training option. Contact me for more details! Gilltrainingsystems1@gmail.com
Want to move and feel better? Want to get stronger? I am opening a couple AM slots for one-on-one personal training in the garage gym. Interested? Live in the Lawrenceville, GA area? Shoot me a DM to find out more! Don't live in the Lawrenceville area? I also write training programs for clients who may not be able to make it to the Gill Garage of Gains!
Baseball is a rotational power sport(side note: all sports have some sort of rotational component)…but before we can express power in the transverse plane we must learn to control it. Cues: resist the bar trying to rotate and laterally flex your trunk. To make this exercise harder, keep the arms locked out in front and mimic a rainbow arch with the bar. Can add weight but master just the bar first.