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Are Protein Bars Always The Healthy Choice?

Are Protein Bars Always The Healthy Choice?

Is slapping 'protein' on a label enough to make something healthy? Or are protein bars glorified chocolate bars with no real benefit?

Protein is a big thing these days. Protein shakes and protein bars are just the tip of the protein iceberg. Bread, cheese, pizza, even fucking beer have been jacked up on the stuff and adorn your supermarket shelves. Marketers and supplement companies have gone bat shit crazy, seemingly preying on the current notion protein has magical powers.

Protein bars have been around a while. They're the elder statesman of the supplement world. Offering you a taste of sweet chocolate, but in a healthier way than your average slab of Dairy Milk.

But is it that simple? Is a protein bar inherently more healthy than a Wispa, Boost, KitKat, or my personal favourite... The Lion Bar?

Read on as I peel back the wrapper, nibble the chocolate on the outside and reveal the true core of protein bars. You'll discover if they're worth the hype, or simply chocolate covered, nutritional shit.

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Cut or Bulk? The Skinny Fat Dilemma

To Cut Or Bulk? That Is The Skinny Fat Dilemma.

Should you cut or bulk? Lose excess body fat first, or dive straight into building muscle?

As with most fitness questions, there’s no definitive answer for everyone. Nuances and specific circumstances exist that are unique to you. But that doesn’t really help, does it?

You need guidelines. A framework. Like the plans to the Death Star.

Fortunately, this article is going to give you those plans. It’ll thaw you from your cut or bulk carbonite-like paralysis and make sculpting a badass body easier than shooting Womp Rats in your T-16 back home.

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Ultimate Bodyweight Workout

The Ultimate Bodyweight Workout You Can Do Today With Zero Equipment.

Can't make it to the gym? No problem. This bodyweight workout has everything you need to build a great body. And there's not a dumbbell or barbell in sight...

Not everyone can make it to the gym. I get it. Whether it's the pressures of family life, work life, or otherwise, sometimes it's just not an option. So a bodyweight workout can be the next best thing.

But it's difficult to know what to do, right?

Well, in this article you're getting a whole host of great exercises you can pull together for a great bodyweight workout. And you can adjust everything to sort your experience and skill level.

So dive right in and start creating your own killer workout.

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The Ultimate Guide To Sets And Reps For Building Muscle

The Ultimate Guide To Sets And Reps For For Anyone Wanting To Maximise Every Workout …

At some point in time you’ve pondered the question, ‘How Many Sets And Reps Should I Be Doing?” In fact, it’s hands down one of the more frequent questions I get asked. So it seemed an appropriate topic for an article.

Gym folklore would have you believe it’s 1-3 reps for strength, 8-10 reps for building muscle, and 12-15 reps for endurance. But is this all bro-science, or is there some truth to it? And what's the bro-science law on sets?

After all, there’s some things the bros do get right. Albeit they wrap it up in a veil of chest-thumping hyperbole, which leaves you doubting if it’s more horse shit.

So is bodybuilding folklore backed up by research?

It’s time to dig into this one and find out…

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6 Step Plan To Eating Out Guilt Free

Your 6 Step Plan To Eating Out Guilt Free… How to dine out on a regular basis, enjoy the food you love, without feeling guilty and like you ruined everything.

Do you dread the thought of eating out? Scared stiff at the thought of eating something without calories being perfectly calculated?

Be honest. You’re shitting yourself like a new born baby with zero bowel control when it comes to eating out. Am I right?

You’ve even got to the stage where you’re thinking of asking the chef if he could weigh the ingredients and tell you all the brand names, just so you can track them in MyFitnessPal.

But that’s no way to live your life.

After all, I don’t think even the most diligent calorie tracker wants to live life THAT way forever.

So how would you like a simple 6 step plan to eating out guilt free?

Right now you’re screaming at me saying… “YES Simon. OH MY GOD. YES. YES… Uhhh ooohhhh…”

Ok. Ok. Now this isn’t ‘When Harry Met Sally’ so calm down…

The plan is good, but it’s not worth messing your underpants over.

So let’s get stuck into the full 6 step plan right now.

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Failure Is The Goal

Failure Is The Goal: Why Striving For Failure Is Your Fast Track To Success

4 ways to be a successful failure and achieve everything you ever wanted!

Ok, so this may not be the most conventional article I've ever written. I'm guessing you expected something hugely motivational and "ra ra ra". Almost like I'm your very own fitness cheerleader. But bear with me my friend... Because all may not be as it seems. Trust me, failure is the goal...

We all fail. All the time. Some of us more than others. But at some point we all fall victim to failure.

Normally, you see this as a bad thing.

After all, you didn't dream of being a massive loser when you were growing up. Am I right?

So how the hell can failure be the goal?

It seems weird... Perverse almost.

But stick with me… Because I had this thought.

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4 Steps To Break Free From Your Limiting Beliefs

4 Steps To Break Free From Your Limiting Beliefs

How to recognise and rid yourself of the self-imposed limiting beliefs stopping you from being successful and achieving your goals.

There’s something holding you back. And I guarantee I know what it is… It's your limiting beliefs...

Like some form of fitness mindreader, I’m gonna get inside your head for the next couple of minutes and have a rummage around. Because I want to help you.

Right now, there’s something causing you to doubt yourself.

A thought rolling around your mind like a single marble in an empty room.

A thought you can’t shake.

Like an annoying song on repeat in your head… (insert the name of any Britney Spears track here).

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How To Make A Stubborn Body Part Grow

How To Make A Stubborn Body Part Grow

Answer me this question… Do you ever look at your physique and scratch your head about why that stubborn body part won’t grow?

And guys… Let’s be clear. I’m not talking about THAT stubborn body part.

We’re talking the body parts you’re training in the gym.

And if any of you guys out there are training that body part, then please send me the details of where you train, so I know to avoid it like the plague.

Anyway, I digress…

Stubborn body parts can be frustrating.

Especially when the rest of your physique is looking awesome.

What's the answer? Read on to find out...

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How To Master Your Weekly Meal Prep In Under 60 Minutes

How To Prepare A Week’s Worth Of Nutritious Meals In Under 60 Minutes And On A Tight Budget. The 4 Step System To Master Your Meal Prep…

What’s the one thing you dread most about dieting? Some of you might have said hunger, cravings, or something related to restriction. But I bet a lot of you also said meal prep. Because let’s face facts… Meal prep is boring as fuck!

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There’s not getting away from it. Mustering the energy to slave away in the kitchen for hours on the weekend doesn’t fill you with excitement. No matter how many likes you get on your Meal Prep Sunday Insta post, it never makes up for the ball ache you just endured, right?

But does it have to be this horrendous chore?

A marathon cooking extravaganza taking over your precious weekend?

In my opinion… No. No it does not.

You see, I’ve developed a method of meal prep that means I can make an entire week’s worth of food in under 60 minutes.

And that includes the washing up.

What’s more, if you need to, you can adapt my system to suit even the tightest of budgets.

Read on if you want the secrets...

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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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