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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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RER Iron Paradise Fitness

RER (Respiratory Exchange Ratio): What Is It? And Should You Care?

RER (Respiratory Exchange Ratio) Determines Whether You're Burning Carbs Or Fat For Fuel. But Is This Important? And Should You Care?

The Respiratory Exchange Ratio (RER) might be something you've never heard of. Simply put, it's the mechanism determining whether fat or carbohydrate is being utilised for fuel at any given point in time.

You might think that if you could manipulate RER to predominantly burn fat, then you're on to a winner.

Is this how you turn yourself into a fat burning machine and cheat the system?

Is fat loss heaven finally here?

Unfortunately, it's not that simple. As you'll discover in this article, RER is important, but not to the extent where you'll be able to defy science. Sorry... it's the truth.

What you WILL find out over the next few minutes is how RER works. And more importantly, you'll be empowered with more knowledge in relation to fasted cardio, how the body burns fat, the importance of recovery, and more.

Here's what this article covers:

  • What is RER?
  • How RER affects weight loss with high carb or high fat diets.
  • The truth about fasted cardio and why RER is further proof it is no more beneficial for fat loss.
  • How a lack of sleep could affect RER and result in muscle loss.

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5 Tips To Get Back On Track After Christmas

Planning on letting loose this Christmas? Make sure you're ready to get back on track, FAST! 

Whether your Christmas indulgence is a 1 day, 3 day, or week long binge, you'll want to get back on track, right?... Well here's how...

Let's fast forward in our little fitness time machine and assume Christmas is over.

In fact, by the time you read this, Christmas might be a distant memory.

Right now, you desperately want to shed the Christmas pounds. And you feel like you need a detox after drowning in alcohol, chocolate, and turkey for a week.

But how do you free yourself from your Christmas coma and get the wheels back on track?

Read on my friend and find out the answer.

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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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8 Ways to Stay Fit for Christmas

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 that 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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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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Does the Ketogenic Diet Work?

Does the Ketogenic Diet really work, or is it just another fitness industry gimmick?

The Ketogenic Diet seems pretty simple on face value. Eat a low amount of carbohydrate and increase fats, so you're using fat for fuel. But although it might sound simple, things are a little more complicated than that. So this article is going to cut through that complexity like a knife through butter (that's high fat so it's ok). Ultimately, you'll be able to decide if the Ketogenic Diet is one that will work for you, or whether it should be banished to the Room 101 of diets.

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For a lot of people, the thought of cutting out sugar is a nightmare. And you might well be one of them. Sugar graces all the foods you love. Just think donuts, ice cream, soft drinks, cookies, jams, cereals, and fruit (for some people). And I'm sure you've tried to give them up in the past. But that only lasts for a couple of weeks. And before you know it you're binge eating your way through your bodyweight in sugary goodness.

So can the ketogenic diet work for 'normal' people that like 'normal' food? Or is the ketogenic diet for those with an ungodly amount of dedication and are happy for forego life's delicacies?

In this article I'm going to answer those questions for you. And by the end of the article you'll know if the ketogenic diet is right for you!

So put your feet up, grab a couple of donuts, because they might be your last (or are they?...).

Here's what the article is going to cover:

  • What the ketogenic diet is.
  • How it works.
  • The pros and cons of the ketogenic diet.
  • How to set up a ketogenic diet if you feel it's right for you.

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Should You Workout When Sick?

Should you workout when sick? Or is rest the best medicine?

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When you're sick it's sometimes difficult to know when to train and when to back off and rest. Because you don't want to fall behind with your training. And you certainly don't want to undo all that good work with your diet. So should you workout when sick, or curl up in your bed and forget the gym? In this article, I'm guiding you through the 3 rules I live by.

First off. And probably most importantly let me say this. I am no doctor, so what do I really know about giving medical advice? Nothing is the answer to that! So this is just me telling you what's worked for me over the years and what rules of thumb have worked for me. But if you’re in any doubt, then always consult your doctor before smashing yourself stupid in the gym.

And with that out of the way, let's crack on with the main part of the article. 

Should you workout when sick, or should you rest?

Should you power through your illness, man up (or woman up), and stick to that programme, so you don’t fall behind? Or should you take a rest, put your feet up, grab the Ben & Jerry’s and mope around for the next 7 days?

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Motivation to Workout

Motivation to Workout: It's Time To Take Action

Do you lack the motivation to workout?  And when it comes to prepping meals do you lack the desire to get your ass in the kitchen?  Are you sitting there waiting for motivation to hit you?

If that opening headline described you, then I'm sure you know all too well that the motivation to workout or prep meals rarely materialises out of thin air.

Motivation to Workout

How many times have you sat on the sofa saying to yourself,

"I'll just watch the end of this and THEN I'll go to the gym."

Or maybe it's something like,

"I'm just not in the mood to cook.  I don't feel like it today.  I'll get up and do it first thing in the morning."

Deep down in your heart of hearts you know you're just kidding yourself.  The end of that TV show will come and you won't budge an inch from that warm and comfortable sofa.

And as for the cooking, well tomorrow comes but the meals you promised yourself you'd cook never materialise.

But so what?  One day off from the gym is fine isn't it?  You even tell yourself it'll do you some good.  And you can always pick something up from work for lunch, so no great shakes there either.

Well, the reality isn't that simple.  That afternoon spent whiling away a few hours ploughing through the box sets on Amazon Prime isn't an isolated incident is it?  And I bet you've skipped that meal prep more than once before.

Where does this all lead?

Ultimately, it leads to you going off track and, in some cases, it leads to you never even getting off the starting blocks.  You've false started and got yourself thrown out of the race before the gun sounds.

Those visions you have of that ripped and toned beach body seem a distant dream now.

What's the root cause?

The root cause of the problem is that you think Motivation = Action.  You believe that a wave of motivation to workout is going to hit you like a Tsunami, washing all those good vibes over you And making you spring into life and start chasing those goals.

The principle of motivation leading to action is flawed. And in this article I'll tell you why and what you can do about it to put yourself into a different mindset.  You'll be moving forward with a new level of motivation to workout that you didn't think was in you.

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