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Toxicity and Thunder Thighs

What you need to know:
 
- Fat storage on the hamstrings, butt and thighs is caused by hormonal imbalances
- Many products you use everyday are contributing to the thunder thigh phenomenon
- You should be supporting your body's detoxification processes with appropriate nutrition and supplement strategies.

Lift your Squat Game with One and a Quarter Reps

One of my favorite methods to build strength on an exercise, especially in the disadvantageous or weak part of the lift is to use one and a quarter reps.
 
The name speaks for itself with one and a quarter reps. Simply during each rep you do an extra quarter rep at either end of the range of motion.

Intermittent Fasting: Can it work for you?

Intermittent Fasting is a highly debated topic, and I'm tipping most trainees and gym goers are confused of exactly what it is and whether or not it will work for them.
 
The goal of this article is to explain what Intermittent Fasting is, present the positives and negatives of using this way of eating and finally discuss why it doesn’t work for everyone.

Our Favorite Training Splits and Which Is Best For You?

If there's one thing that all lifters have debated with them self long and hard about, is what training splits are best for me.
 
Sadly the answer is what nobody likes to hear; "It depends". It depends on goals, training age, schedule, recovery ability, other sports and exercise you are doing and what you enjoy.

The Truth About Detox

People seem to be talking about detoxing everywhere. There are detox plans in magazines, online and on television. Every second celebrity seems to endorse some sort of Detox program. Even at the chemist you can buy different detox kits.
 
While most of the above are worthless there are some great legitimate ways to help your bodies detoxification processes.

12 Week Program to Build Cannonball Delts

Ask most gym goers, “what is the best exercise to build up your shoulders” and the answer will usually include some kind of overhead press whether it be with a barbell, dumbbell, strict or explosive.
 
The overhead press is an essential exercise and should be a mainstay in your program in different forms, however if you have lagging shoulders or you desire deltoids that really stand apart from the rest there is much more that can be done.

Think you know how to do a Lat Pull down properly?

The lat pull down may look like a simple exercise in the inexperienced trainees eye. However proper technique in this exercise  is vital and can make or break whether your lats will benefit from the movement.
 
If you've been going to the gym for a while you're probably thinking whats the point of watching a technique video on pull downs.

Improve your lifts and reduce pain with this stretch

Here at Cosnett Training Systems nearly all clients that begin training with us exhibit tightness through the hip flexors and quadriceps.
 
This is predominantly due to the amount of time spent sitting on a daily basis as this leads to to the anterior muscles of the leg adapting to the seated position by becoming shorter and stiffer.