Tag Archives: Workout

5 Tips for the Tall Lifter From a Tall Lifter

Being tall is both a blessing and a curse, take it from me I know. Being 6’4” in the 8th grade, and finally topping out at 6’7”, I feel like I am kind of an expert at being tall. Being tall makes it easy to see over people at concerts …

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RAPP: A Warm-up Template

The warm-up portion of a workout can make or break your performance in the gym. Failing to take the time to properly warm-up can also lead to injury. You walk into a commercial gym and it is not uncommon to see a warm-up consist of 5 minutes of some variation …

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The Basics Win, Every Time

There is a common trend seen in athletes, trainers, and even the everyday fitness enthusiast. The need to find the newest, most interesting exercise and add it to their training. Even arguable the best basketball player in the world has been bitten by the bug. Core and mind stability!! Getting …

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Why You Should Reconsider Your Body-Part Split

It is a well known fact that in most big box gyms Monday is International Chest Day. From there a lot of bros, and ladies as well, assign specific body parts to train for each of the following days. A typical week on a body-part split may look as such: …

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HICT: The Lifter’s Cardio

I dislike cardio, in an eating celery kind of way. It’s probably good for me but that doesn’t mean I like it. I’ve even written an article about how Cardio Sucks but I have begun to back off a bit. I still think their are better ways to lose weight …

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4 Reasons Women Should Strength Train (and Men Too!)

I am a fan of strength training, there I said it. Most people could figure that out quickly by reading this blog. It is my preferred method of training, heck my form of cardio is easily described by Jen Sinkler and her “lift weights faster”. As much as I like …

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3 Ways to Improve Workout Efficiency

WELCOME 2017! I hope many of you had a safe and happy New Years. Mine was spent quietly at the house with my girls and hoping the neighbors fireworks wouldn’t wake one of them up. Thankfully a little rain may have put a damper on some of the neighborhood fireworks. …

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The Muscle Confusion Myth

“Switch it up man! It keeps the body guessing!” This is a common phrase used by the everyday trainee and sadly even by some who should know better. Muscle confusion became a popular idea around the time P90X became huge. They put heavy stock into the theory that the only …

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3 “Unconventional” Ways to Improve Workout Recovery

Workout recovery is what separates a good program from a great program. A mediocre strength training plan with great recovery will always beat the great strength training plan with crappy recovery. Most workouts last about an hour, what are you doing during the other 23 hours to optimize the adaptation …

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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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