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Exercising But Gaining Weight Iron Paradise Fitness

Exercising But Gaining Weight? Why More Isn't Always Best

Here's The Reason You're Exercising More But Gaining Weight. And Why Doing Less Might Be The Answer

You're confused. You understand the principle of energy balance, and that eating fewer calories than you burn equals weight loss. So how is it possible you're exercising more but gaining weight?

Surely you should be losing weight faster than everyone else.

Are you a genetic freak, defying the laws of thermodynamics? Or maybe energy balance simply doesn't apply to you?

Either way, you're stuck. Lost at what to do next. But there's good news.

In this article you'll discover the science behind why you're exercising more but gaining weight. More importantly, you'll find out why doing less might be the best solution.

So, if you want to reverse your fortunes and start seeing the results you want, read on.

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Cheat Reps Iron Paradise Fitness

Can Cheat Reps Help Build More Muscle?

Can You Cheat Your Way To More Muscle? Here's A Review Of The Science Behind Cheat Reps

Cheat reps have been part of bodybuilding for decades.

But are they merely an opportunity for Schwarzenegger-wannabes to puff their chest? Or do they have benefit for the average gym goer trying to get in shape?

In this article you'll discover the science behind cheat reps. More importantly, by the end of the article you'll know whether cheat reps should be avoided like the plague, or a staple of your training programme.

So, if you've ever wondered if perfect form is the only way to build muscle, read on.

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Top 20 Fitness Instagram Accounts Iron Paradise Fitness

Top 20 Fitness Instagram Accounts You Should Follow To Get In Shape

The 20 Fitness Instagram Accounts You Should Follow If You Want To Build Muscle And Get In Shape

What are the best fitness accounts on Instagram?

So you want to build muscle and get in-shape. But Instagram is a minefield of information you're struggling to navigate. Because every jacked-up gym bro or lycra-clad gym bunny has an opinion, right?

And with this social media mindfuck, how do you sift through the shit and get to the gold?

Luckily for you, here's the Top 20 Fitness Instagram accounts you can follow for reliable training advice that will help you achieve your goals.

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Not Gaining Muscle Iron Paradise Fitness Training And Nutrition Articles

Why You're Not Gaining Muscle: A 5 Step Checklist

If You're Frustrated With Not Gaining Muscle, Despite Your Hard Effort Both In And Out Of The Gym, You'll Want To Read This Article 

Not gaining muscle can be one of the most frustrating feelings in the world.

You sweat, grind, and push yourself to the limit in the gym, in return for mediocre gains. But you can't seem on put your finger on why?

You followed the training programme to the letter and you're eating healthy food. So what's going wrong? Why are you not gaining muscle?

Firstly, don't panic. The fact you're going to the gym, working out, and putting the effort in, is the initial step many people fail to take. But what we need to do is channel your effort in the right direction. To get you on the gain train and travelling full-steam ahead to Gainsville.

Luckily, you've come to the right place, because this is my specialty. Think of me as the Obi Wan to your Luke, or the Gandalf to your Frodo. I'm the guide and this article is your roadmap.

In this article, you'll discover why you're not gaining muscle. More importantly, you'll learn the 5 simple things you need to focus on. Follow the advice in this article and you'll:

  • Optimise your nutrition, helping you maximise your efforts in the gym.
  • Adjust the focus of your training so you're building the most amount of muscle possible.
  • Recognise and address the lifestyle factors currently preventing you from building muscle.

So, if you're sick and tired of not gaining muscle, read on. Because things are about to change.

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Muscle Soreness Iron Paradise Fitness Nutrition And Training Articles

Is Muscle Soreness A Sign Of A Good Workout?

Does Muscle Soreness Actually Mean More Muscle Growth?

You might believe "No Pain. No Gain" is the mantra of muscle growth. And muscle soreness is a badge of honour you seek with every workout.

Consequently, you're a pain-hungry animal, hellbent on torture and a sadistic search for daily debilitation.

But the research indicates soreness might not even be necessary for muscle growth.

In this article, you'll discover everything you need to know about muscle soreness and whether or not it serves as a valid marker of progress. If you want to find out more about how to take your training and physique to the next-level, read on.

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Beginners Workout 30 Day Challenge Iron Paradise Fitness Training And Nutrition Articles

Beginner's Workout: Your 30 Day Lean Life Kickstarter Challenge

If You're Looking For A Simple, Effective Beginner's Workout Plan, Read This Article. It's Your 30 Day Challenge To Start Living A Leaner, Healthier Life, For Good.

Starting out on your fitness journey can be a daunting prospect, especially when it comes to knowing what to do in the gym. So to help ease that headache, here's a complete 4 Week Beginner's Workout. Your 30 Day Challenge to build muscle and lose fat, the sustainable way.

In this article, you'll be guided through a simple, yet effective beginner's workout, including what exercises to do, as well as sets, reps and tempos. And you can even download a handy PDF guide for free with links to instructional videos for all the exercises.

Not only that, you'll discover exactly what you need to do when it comes to nutrition, so you can start making progress from Day 1.

So let me guide you through your brand new beginner's workout.

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Drop Sets Supersets Iron Paradise Fitness Training And Nutrition Articles

What Are Drop Sets And Supersets?

What The Hell Are Drop Sets And Supersets? Muscle Building Secrets Or Unnecessary Complexity?

If you've ever visited a gym, flicked through a fitness magazine, or have so much as a passing interest in lifting weights, you'll have heard the terms "drop sets" and "supersets".

But you might be in the dark as to what they mean. And even if you're up to speed, you might be unsure if, when, and how you should use them.

Many years ago, in my relative training-infancy, I used drops sets and supersets ALL the time. Barely an exercise would go by without some complex training modality creeping its way into my workout.

More recently, this has all changed. Gone are the copious amounts of drop sets, supersets, giants sets, and 'who-knows-what-else sets".

But that doesn't mean they're completely redundant. As with most things, they have a time and a place, and can be a useful tool in your muscle-building armoury.

In this article, you'll discover everything you need to know about drop sets and supersets. By the end of this article you'll know whether or not these approaches to training are worthy of inclusion in your workouts.

So let's get started.

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Deload Week Iron Paradise Fitness Training And Nutrition Articles

What Is A Deload Week And Do You Need One?

If You've Ever Wondered What A Deload Week Is, Read This To Find Out How They Could Help You Build More Muscle And Get Stronger

You might think that building muscle and getting stronger is about training as hard and as frequently as possible. So a deload week intuitively feels like the opposite of progress, right?

Rather than progressing full steam ahead on the gain train, you're stepping off at 'Deload-town' for a week-long vacation at 'Sucksville'.

But here's the thing.

In most cases, a deload week is essential for building muscle and achieving your goals.

In this article, you'll discover everything you need to know about deloads and how to structure your next deload week for maximum effectiveness.

So let's get started.

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Push Pull Legs Iron Paradise Fitness Training And Nutrition Articles

Push Pull Legs: The Best Training Split For Building Muscle?

The Definitive Guide To The "Push Pull Legs" Training Split

Push, pull, legs is one of the most popular training splits you'll come across.

But is it the best way for you to structure your workouts?

In this article, you'll discover everything you need to know about the push, push, legs training split. Including, what it is, why it might be beneficial, and how to structure a push, pull, legs programme correctly.

So let's get started.

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Range Of Motion Iron Paradise Fitness Training And Nutrition Articles

Range Of Motion: Training For More Muscle And Less Joint Pain

Here's Why You Should Understand Active Range Of Motion If You Want To Build More Muscle And Reduce Joint Pain

Range of motion. Exercise execution. Form. All things you hear frequently when it comes to performing exercises correctly.

But what do they even mean? And what adjustments should you make to your training for more effective workouts?

"Use a full range of motion."

No doubt you've heard this one. And while it's true, without further context, it's nothing more than a surface-level sound bite that could do you more harm than good.

You have to ask more questions in order to make the statement meaningful.

For example, a full range of motion of what? And for whom?

In this article, you'll discover everything you need to know about range of motion. More importantly, how you can assess and apply it to your training to build more muscle and save your joints from total destruction. Let's start off by tackling some common exercise myths.

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