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Glutamine Building Muscle Iron Paradise Fitness

Does Glutamine Build Muscle And Speed Up Recovery?

Is Glutamine a muscle-building wonder supplement and your secret weapon of recovery? Or another case of overhyped BS?

Building muscle is hard. So hearing that glutamine could help speed up the process, understandably peaks your interest.

But is glutamine really the supplement you've been looking for? The Holy Grail of Gains? The Sasquatch of Size?

It's time to put the hype to the test. Because you've been down this road before. Trying every pill, powder, and potion available, without success.

And despite each one delivering nothing but a hole in your wallet, you live in hope.

So read this article before your next supplement order. Because before you click 'Add To Cart' on glutamine, you should know the facts.

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How Much Protein Do Women Need Iron Paradise Fitness

How Much Protein Do Women Need To Build Muscle?

How Much Protein Do Women Really Need To Build Muscle? Is There A Protein War Of The Sexes?

Protein is the most important nutritional consideration for building muscle. Typically, ranges of 1.8-2.2g/kg per day are used as broad guidelines. But do differences exist between men and women that should be considered? After all, there is a distinct lack of research in women who lift. So it begs the question, 'How much protein do women really need to build muscle?'

And it's this question that's the subject of this article. If you're a women who's training hard, eating well, with the aim of building as much muscle as possible, then you've come to the right place.

In this article you'll discover what the available research tell us about how much protein women actually need. Because there are studies out there, you just have to look a bit harder to find them. Here's what you'll learn over the next few minutes:

  • The basics of protein balance and its importance in building muscle.
  • What the optimal amount of protein women need post-exercise to maximise the effects of training.
  • How much protein women need per day in order to build muscle.

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

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The Best Protein Powder For Weight Loss And Building Muscle

If You've Ever Wondered Which Is The Best Protein Powder To Help You Lose Weight And Build Muscle, You Need To Read This Article

Protein powder has become synonymous with health and fitness. Like Jedis and lightsabers. Starbucks and shit coffee. Tinder and misery. When you start working out, thoughts quickly turn to which is the best protein powder, as if it's some miracle substance.

The shelves of the gym adorned with huge tubs of powdered gains. But which one do you choose?

Is there a best protein powder to build muscle and lose weight? Should women opt for something different? And what about isolate, concentrate, soy, milk, and casein?

It's a complete mind-fuck.

If you've ever tied yourself up in knots deciding on the best protein powder for you, then you're in the right place. In this article, you'll find the answers to all your questions. Once you're done reading, you'll have all the knowledge you need to make the right choice.

So if you're ready to get started, let's do this.

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How Much Protein Can The Body Absorb? Iron Paradise Fitness Training And Nutrition Articles

How Much Protein Can The Body Absorb In One Meal?

How Much Protein Can The Body Absorb In One Meal? If You Want The Evidence-Based Answer, You Need To Read This Article

How much protein can the body absorb in one meal?

20g? 30g? Or is it unlimited?

And if there is a limit, how should you adjust your nutrition to account for it?

You're reading this article because these are the questions that have been plaguing your mind for some time.

The buff, seemingly wise man in the gym passed on his years of knowledge, and told you all about this magical protein absorption limit. And it all sounded logical.

Now you're wondering if you should change your diet and limit the amount of protein you have each meal. After all, you don't want to waste your money on double scoops of protein powder after each workout, if you'll only end up shitting it out the back door moments later.

So, is the guy at the gym a buff Nutritional Gandalf, or merely the nutrition equivalent of the worst child's party magician imaginable?

In this article, you'll discover the science behind the bro-science. And the facts on how much protein the body can absorb. Plus, you'll get the information on how to practically apply the science to your diet for maximum results.

If you like the sound of that, it's time to 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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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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Should You Go Over Calories To Hit Protein?

Should You Go Over Calories To Hit Protein?: The Dieter's Dilemma

You're reading this article because you're confused. It's the end of the day, you've maxed out on calories, but not hit your protein target. And you've heard protein is important, so you're wondering should you go over calories to hit protein? It's a common question when trying to count calories for the first time.

But you've come to the right place. Because this article is going to answer all your questions.

Here's what you're going to find out.

  • The definitive answer to the question, 'Should you go over calories to hit protein?'
  • Why protein might not be that important for weight loss.
  • The one exception to the rule.

So, let's get straight into it.

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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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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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Pre Workout Nutrition: How to Fuel Your Workouts

Pre workout nutrition won't make or break your progress, but it can certainly help.

Pre workout nutrition is a topic that comes up again and again for debate. Because a lot of people think that it's one of THE most important aspect of your nutrition. And that assumption would be wrong. MASSIVELY!

There's a feeling amongst many people that if you don't have a pre workout drink before you hit the gym, then your workout will be rubbish. Because if you're not wide-eyed and wired like a crazed mad man, then you might as well stay at home, right? Well, that's what people would have you believe.

And on top of that, there isn't a supplement company around that hasn't got some form of nuclear juice to sell you. Is their claim that 'Atomic Detonator 2000' will take your workout to the next level a sound one?

This article is going to answer that for you, and more.

Because good pre workout nutrition is about more than a caffeine laden drink. You should be considering protein, carb, and fat intake at the same time. Striking a good balance across your macros pre workout is going to be much more beneficial to your progress than anything else.

All the answers you'll ever need on pre workout nutrition

So in this article, you'll find out all you need to know about pre workout nutrition. Here's a look at what answers you can expect to find over the next few paragraphs.

  • Pre workout meal timing. Is it important? And what's the best approach?
  • How to manage your macros for good pre workout nutrition.
  • Pre workout drinks. Are they essential?
  • Are protein shakes the only option for pre workout meals?

And on top of all that, you'll find a link to the Iron Paradise Fitness guide to the best pre workout drinks on the market today. Plus, you'll get the recipe for my own personal pre workout drink. But don't get too excited, it's pretty basic.

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