Fitness

Workout Wednesday: 3/2/2016 Back Day

Welcome to Workout Wednesday! In this installment I show you what a session focusing on my back looks like. I don’t normally do one single body part on a day but I have started adding a “back day” on Saturdays after I have completed my lifts upper/lower body split(2 of …

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Workout Wednesday: 2/24/2016

Welcome to the first Workout Wednesday here at Gill Training Systems! Each Wednesday I will give you a little look into my own training. My hope in this is to give you some ideas to implement in your own workouts. Today’s workout was a conditioning session involving two simple, yet …

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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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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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