Could Cardio Be Making You Fat?

There seems to be still a large misunderstanding by experienced gym goers and even some personal trainers on the effect that cardio has on losing fat and trying to attain a lean defined physique.
 
On the one hand you may have heard that “cardio will make you fat!” and simply just being in the same proximity as a treadmill or going for a jog will cause uncontrollable fat gain.

Giant Sets For Giant Gains

Giant Sets are super sets and tri sets weird, misunderstood cousin that no one wants to sit next to at family functions.

 
But in reality when used properly they can bring a level of results that few other methods can.
 

If you've been around the gym for a while you've probably done super sets or tri sets at one time or another.

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.

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.

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.