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Overtraining: The 7 Signs You’re Doing Too Much

Could overtraining be the reason you’re not making progress?

In most of walks of life you’re told that hard work pays off. If you work harder then good things will come. You’ll get a better job, earn more money, drive a faster car, or whatever it is that you consider to constitute success. But when it comes to fitness it’s not quite the same. Because overtraining is a real thing. And it could be the one thing that’s holding back your progress.

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You’re hitting the weights hard in every workout. And those workouts are lasting several hours. And maybe even multiple times per day. Because you want to achieve your goals so bad that you’re committed to putting in the effort.

But no matter how much you keep toiling away in the gym you never really see the progress you expect. And worse still others around you seem to be making better progress doing a lot less. So what figures? Why is it these guys and girls are outstripping your progress. Relative to you, their slackers.

If any of that resonates with you then the next few minutes you spend reading this article could turn that around. Because you could be showing the classic signs of overtraining.

More, more, more does not always lead to more, more, more.

In this article, you’re going to find out all about the topic of overtraining. And how it can potentially impact how quickly (or slowly) you achieve your goals.

You’ll find out what overtraining exactly is, how to spot the signs, and most importantly what to do about it.

So let’s get into the detail and give you the knowledge you need to make sure you don’t fall into the overtraining trap.

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Post Workout Nutrition: Your Definitive Guide

Is Post workout nutrition critical for making progress?

Post workout nutrition is one of those topics that comes up again and again. The bro’s in the gym will tell you that it’s super important and that you need to rush to grab that protein shake as soon as you finish your very last rep. Because if you don’t then you’ll miss the opportunity to make the most of your training.

But are the bro’s right? Have they finally got an aspect of good nutrition right?

Well the short answer is NO. Once again, an aspect of your nutrition has been blown out of all proportion in terms of its importance.

So in this article I’m going to set the record straight. And you’re going to get the simple, practical advice you need to make progress, without worrying about things that don’t matter that much.

And that’s important. Because getting in shape is hard enough. So you don’t need a ton of information and rhetoric thrown at you that won’t actually help you very much.

I promise you this article is free of post workout nutrition BS. And I haven’t got a post workout supplement to ram down your throat. This is definitely not a sales pitch for a shitty product that won’t have any effect on your progress.

Simple. Honest. Personal. That’s the Iron Paradise Fitness way. And that’s what you’re going to get.

All the answers you’ll ever need on post workout nutrition

So in this article, you’ll find out all you need to know about post workout nutrition. Here’s a look at what you can expect over the next few paragraphs.

  • Post workout nutrition timing. Is it important? And what’s the best approach?
  • How to manage your macros for good post workout nutrition.
  • Post workout supplements. Are they essential?
  • Are protein shakes the only option for post workout nutrition?

And on top of all that, you’ll get an insight into my own personal post workout nutrition. But don’t get too excited, it’s pretty basic. Although, it has served me well for the last 3 years and counting. So it may be basic, but it’s goddamn effective!

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Pre Workout Nutrition: How to Fuel Your Workouts

Pre workout nutrition won’t make or break your progress, but it can certainly help.

Pre workout nutrition is a topic that comes up again and again for debate. Because a lot of people think that it’s one of THE most important aspect of your nutrition. And that assumption would be wrong. MASSIVELY!

There’s a feeling amongst many people that if you don’t have a pre workout drink before you hit the gym, then your workout will be rubbish. Because if you’re not wide-eyed and wired like a crazed mad man, then you might as well stay at home, right? Well, that’s what people would have you believe.

And on top of that, there isn’t a supplement company around that hasn’t got some form of nuclear juice to sell you. Is their claim that ‘Atomic Detonator 2000’ will take your workout to the next level a sound one?

This article is going to answer that for you, and more.

Because good pre workout nutrition is about more than a caffeine laden drink. You should be considering protein, carb, and fat intake at the same time. Striking a good balance across your macros pre workout is going to be much more beneficial to your progress than anything else.

All the answers you’ll ever need on pre workout nutrition

So in this article, you’ll find out all you need to know about pre workout nutrition. Here’s a look at what answers you can expect to find over the next few paragraphs.

  • Pre workout meal timing. Is it important? And what’s the best approach?
  • How to manage your macros for good pre workout nutrition.
  • Pre workout drinks. Are they essential?
  • Are protein shakes the only option for pre workout meals?

And on top of all that, you’ll find a link to the Iron Paradise Fitness guide to the best pre workout drinks on the market today. Plus, you’ll get the recipe for my own personal pre workout drink. But don’t get too excited, it’s pretty basic.

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