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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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Fit For Christmas Iron Paradise Fitness

Fit For Christmas: 8 Ways to Stay In Shape During The Holidays

8 Top Tips To Enjoy The Holidays And Stay Fit For Christmas Without Undoing All Your Hard Work.

Staying healthy and fit for Christmas doesn't have to be as believable as Santa himself. Find out how to stay on track over the holiday season and not turn into a Human Mince Pie…

If you hadn’t realised already, Christmas is just around the corner.  And the thought go trying to stay fit over the Christmas and New Year period might be a little bit of a mind f*ck! Well it doesn’t need to be. With just a few simple tips, staying fit for Christmas can be a reality…

Thinking about staying fit for Christmas, might have you in two minds. On the one hand you think “f*ck it” and are prepared for the complete blow out. On the other hand, you might be thinking about being so strict you skip dinner altogether and stick to your trusty Tupperware. Or maybe you’re somewhere in the middle.

Either way, temptation is at every turn and a calorie deficit could be the hardest thing to maintain. So that's why I've got 8 top tips for you to stay fit for Christmas. Follow these and take the worry out of the festive season. Trust me, they’ll stop you turning into a human mince pie and keep things on the rails over the next couple of weeks.

So let’s start unwrapping this early Christmas present…

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Exercise Order Iron Paradise Fitness Training Nutrition Articles

Exercise Order: Does It Matter For Hypertrophy?

Here's All You Need To Know About Exercise Order And How To Structure Your Training To Build Muscle

You're reading this because you want to build muscle. And in the process of creating your training programme, you question if exercise order really matters. In this article, you'll get the answer to that question, as well as the science behind it.

The truth is, exercise order is an important, yet under-appreciated variable in any training programme. While it's not as important as exercise selection and progressive overload, it's something not to be ignored.

Get exercise order wrong and you can compromise your ability to lift more weight and do more reps. So, there's an argument to say exercise order could be a limiting factor on progressive overload, if not considered.

If you're guilty of meandering from machine to machine, doing whatever you feel like, then STOP!

Take 5 minutes to read this article. It's going to save you the frustration of wondering why you're never making progress, month after month.

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Is It Ok To Workout With Sore Muscles?

Is It Ok To Workout With Sore Muscles, Or Are You Doing More Harm Than Good?

Should you workout with sore muscles? This is the question you'll get the definitive answer to in this article.

To some, training with soreness is a badge of honour. The bro "code of the road." After all, if you're not sore ALL the time, do you even lift, brah?

So is a workout with sore muscles something you have deal with?

Sink a few 'man-up' pills, a little 'pull yourself together' juice, and just do it? Or is there another way? A smarter way to train?

Here's what you're about to discover in this article.

  • Why soreness isn't the only marker of recovery.
  • What to do if your programme says to train, but every muscle is sore.
  • How to adjust your programme if you decide not to workout with sore muscles.

So if that sounds like the information you're looking for, read on.

But promise me to read the whole thing. Don't be tempted to skip around to the juicy bits. Because, trust me, if this article have orifices, knowledge juice would be gushing from them all.

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Full Range Of Tension Iron Paradise Fitness Training And Nutrition Articles

Full Range Of Tension: Is This The Optimal Way To Build Muscle?

Ditch Full Range Of Motion And Constant Tension. Get The Best Of Both Worlds With Full Range Of Tension

Full range of tension isn't a term you will have heard before. But it could revolutionise your training and help you build more muscle. So for that reason alone, it's worth listening to what I've got to say.

In this article you'll discover the theory behind the full range of tension concept. More importantly, by the end of the article you'll know whether or not it's an approach to training worth considering.

So, if you're interested in building more muscle in the most efficient way possible, read on.

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