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Workout Recovery Iron Paradise Fitness Training And Nutrition Articles

6 Ways To Maximise Workout Recovery And Build More Muscle

Why Your Urge To Do More Is Compromising Workout Recovery And Your Ability To Build Muscle

Workout recovery is essential. And in your fast-paced lifestyle, it's easy to ignore it. But what if I told you that your lack of recovery is impacting your ability to build muscle and get in shape, would you sit up and take notice?

You and I live in a culture where striving for more is the norm. And achieving more HAS to be done in double-quick time.

So it's only natural for you to want to workout as much, and as frequently as possible. Because that's what leads to achieving your goal as quickly as possible, right?

Sadly, it's not that simple.

Training is fun, but it's only part of the equation. Workout recovery is vital. If you choose to overlook it, you're guaranteed to be limiting your progress and INCREASING the time it'll take to achieve your goal.

In this article, you'll discover everything you need to know about workout recovery. And you'll get 6 practical tips to maximise your recovery after working out. First, let's talk about why workout recovery is so important, using examples of 3 Iron Paradise Fitness clients.

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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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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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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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How Much Muscle Iron Paradise Fitness

How Much Muscle Can You Gain Naturally? (With A Calculator)

Here's How Much Muscle You Can Gain Naturally, Including A Free 'Genetic Potential' Calculator 

"How much muscle can I gain naturally?" A question every person with even a passing interest in fitness has asked. But what's the answer?

Most will say it's impossible to say. There's too many variables. And, of course, "...it depends."

And while it's not an exact science, there is a way of assessing your genetic potential and how much muscle you can build.

In this article, you'll discover what defines your genetic potential, how to calculate how much muscle you can gain, and how to fulfil that potential. With that said, here's what the article covers:

  • The factors that define your genetic potential.
  • 2 online calculators to help you easily work out how much muscle you can potentially build naturally.
  • A method for assessing if your goals are achievable without drug enhancement.
  • A guide on how to determine if your favourite social media personality is as drug-free as they claim.
  • Another online calculator to help you determine how much muscle you can build in a year.

So, if you want to find out more, read on.

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Protein Before Bed Iron Paradise Fitness

Should You Drink A Protein Shake Before Bed?

Should You Drink A Protein Shake Before Bed? The Evidence-Based Answer

Protein before bed isn't the most important aspect of nutrition, far from it. But research shows it could help you build more muscle.

In this article, you'll discover how optimising your protein intake can make a small, yet significant impact on your progress. And, as a natural weightlifter, those small benefits are sometimes well-worth the effort, right?

When it comes to nutrition, there's two distinct areas of focus;

  1. The Basics - The fundamental building blocks of progress. If these aren't in place, the rest is largely irrelevant.
  2. Optimisation - The aspects of nutrition worth considering once the solid foundations are in place.

As you'll see in this article, having protein before bed IS beneficial for you. But, it sits firmly in the category of 'Optimisation'.

So make sure you've spent time getting those fundamentals in place;

These are just a few of the fundamentals you should have in place, before looking into protein before bed. And even then, protein frequency, and other optimisation strategies still outweigh whether or not you have protein before bed.

But for now, let's assume those basics are in place, and you're ready to delve into some of the minutia.

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Muscle Imbalance Iron Paradise Fitness

How To Fix Your Muscle Imbalance In 3 Simple Steps

If You're Struggling To Fix A Muscle Imbalance, You Need To Read This Article

A muscle imbalance can be frustrating.

Potentially limiting your progress in the gym and your ability to build muscle.

One side of your body is strong. And makes you feel like a descendant of Hercules. But the other side is letting you down. Seemingly as weak as an 8 year old school girl.

And it's starting to get embarrassing.

So you're reading this because you want to know how to fix your imbalance. And there's good news.

Correcting a muscle imbalance is not that hard. In this article, you'll discover 3 simple steps that will give your weakness, new-found strength.

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Training To Failure Iron Paradise Fitness

Does Training To Failure Build More Muscle?

Should You Be Training To Failure To Build Muscle, Or Do You Need To Avoid It?

Training to failure seems like a no-brainer. You're at the gym to train hard, so pushing yourself to the limit makes perfect sense. After all, if you don't train to failure, did you even workout?

Scan the gym floor and you'll see clear evidence to reinforce your belief.

The most ripped and jacked guys, screaming "ONE MORE REP" at each other, as iron and sweat clash together in a sea of testosterone. And it's not just the guys. The ladies are in on the action too, thrusting and squatting their way until booties are punished into submission.

Intimidating to say the least. But do you have to do the same? Is training to failure how you build muscle and get in shape? Or is there another way?

In this article, you'll find the clarity you need.

By the time you've finished reading, you'll know whether or not to trust the dude coated in so much fake tan, he looks and smells like rich mahogany.

Here's what you'll discover:

  • The logic of training to failure and the research supporting it.
  • The issues with training to failure and why it limits muscle growth.
  • Why you might not even be training to failure, anyway.
  • When should you train to failure?

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Collagen Protein: A Waste Of Money For Building Muscle?

If You're Considering Supplementing With Collagen Protein To Build Muscle, Read This Article Before Wasting Your Money

Every once in a while a supplement comes along that grips the world of nutrition for no apparent reason. And collagen protein could be the most recent example.

Touted as a cure-all wonder supplement, apparently it's the answer to your muscle building woes, and more.

But you're cautious. In an industry dominated by modern-day snake oil salesmen, skepticism reigns supreme.

Despite the convincing argument and claims of scientific research, you're looking for clarity. An honest, no bullshit view.

And that's exactly what you'll get in this article.

As you scroll through down the page you'll discover all you need to know about collagen protein and building muscle.

No doubt you're aware of multiple other benefits claimed by collagen protein advocates, including; improvement in the health of you skin and nails. But this isn't Cosmopolitan Magazine. And I'm not here to give you beauty tips. This article is about building muscle.

Now that we're all on the same page, let's begin.

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Artificial Sweeteners iron paradise fitness

Are Artificial Sweeteners Worse Than Sugar?

Artificial Sweeteners Increase Cancer Risk, Cause You To Gain Weight, And Lead To Genital Disintegration: Has Mainstream Media Soured The Sugar-Free Truth?

Oh my sweet sugar-free Lord. The media are at it again. Perpetuating myths, lies and untruths about the health implications of artificial sweeteners. Believe everything you read and you'll be forgiven for thinking a sip of diet soda is going to lead you to get fat, contract cancer, and lose your genitals. So, I might have made the last one up. But the level of scaremongering is almost to the same level.

So, your Google search of "Are Artificial Sweeteners Worse Than Sugar?" led you here. And of all the articles among the billions of search hits,  you've stumbled upon someone who'll give the real truth, with the BS and boredom sifted out.

Over the course of the next 10 minutes (yes I timed it) you're going to discover the information mainstream media hides from you.

So if you've got 10 minutes to spare, this is what you're going to learn:

  • The artificial sweetener myths fuelled by lazy journalist with no grasp of research.
  • What the evidence-based view of artificial sweeteners is and why you shouldn't be worried.
  • Practical advice about artificial sweeteners and how to incorporate them in your diet.

Let's get started.

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