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10 Essential Tips for Being a Gentleman in the Gym

You’re sat at home thumbing through your Facebook timeline, clicking on the latest video of kittens playing the piano, or some teenage idiot blowing his nuts off with a firework when the ‘ding’ of a new email notification hits your smartphone.  

You pause the cat video for a second and take a look at the email that’s just landed.

It’s your new Iron Paradise Fitness, AESTHETICS THROUGH STRENGTH programme in all its glory.

Now the cat video is a thing of the past and you start sifting through the detail of your new training and nutrition plan.  You feel on a high.  Building that physique you’ve longed for is now withn your grasp.  You feel motivated.  Excited.  Raring to hit the gym and start making those gains you don your Gymshark joggers, vest, and hoodie that arrived this morning and start heading for the gym.

But wait!

Before you get ahead of yourself, there’s some key information you need to know prior to taking one step through the front door of the Iron Paradise.  It’s no good having all the gear and no idea!…

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Crossing the Streams: Your definitive guide to rep ranges

Crossing the Streams:  Your definitive guide to rep ranges

I’m sure you remember the film Ghostbusters. As a kid this was one of my favourite films, and probably still is. Everyday guys running around the city catching ghosts with unlicensed nuclear accelerators strapped to their backs, saving the world, and generally doing everything a boy dreams of. What more could you ask for?

One of the immortal lines from the movie made me draw comparisons to some current mainstream fitness methodologies.

Spengler: Don’t cross the streams.
Venkman: Why?
Spengler: It would be bad.
Venkman: I’m fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing. What do you mean, “bad”?
Spengler: Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.
Stantz: Total protonic reversal!
Venkman: Right. That’s bad. Okay. All right. Important safety tip. Thanks, Egon.

I know what you’re thinking. What’s the link between Ghostbusters and building muscle? Surely they’re the most unrelated subjects on the face of the Earth?

Bear with me. All will become clear.

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