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Muscle Soreness Iron Paradise Fitness Nutrition And Training Articles

Is Muscle Soreness A Sign Of A Good Workout?

Does Muscle Soreness Actually Mean More Muscle Growth?

You might believe "No Pain. No Gain" is the mantra of muscle growth. And muscle soreness is a badge of honour you seek with every workout.

Consequently, you're a pain-hungry animal, hellbent on torture and a sadistic search for daily debilitation.

But the research indicates soreness might not even be necessary for muscle growth.

In this article, you'll discover everything you need to know about muscle soreness and whether or not it serves as a valid marker of progress. If you want to find out more about how to take your training and physique to the next-level, read on.

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Beginners Workout 30 Day Challenge Iron Paradise Fitness Training And Nutrition Articles

Beginner's Workout: Your 30 Day Lean Life Kickstarter Challenge

If You're Looking For A Simple, Effective Beginner's Workout Plan, Read This Article. It's Your 30 Day Challenge To Start Living A Leaner, Healthier Life, For Good.

Starting out on your fitness journey can be a daunting prospect, especially when it comes to knowing what to do in the gym. So to help ease that headache, here's a complete 4 Week Beginner's Workout. Your 30 Day Challenge to build muscle and lose fat, the sustainable way.

In this article, you'll be guided through a simple, yet effective beginner's workout, including what exercises to do, as well as sets, reps and tempos. And you can even download a handy PDF guide for free with links to instructional videos for all the exercises.

Not only that, you'll discover exactly what you need to do when it comes to nutrition, so you can start making progress from Day 1.

So let me guide you through your brand new beginner's workout.

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Drop Sets Supersets Iron Paradise Fitness Training And Nutrition Articles

What Are Drop Sets And Supersets?

What The Hell Are Drop Sets And Supersets? Muscle Building Secrets Or Unnecessary Complexity?

If you've ever visited a gym, flicked through a fitness magazine, or have so much as a passing interest in lifting weights, you'll have heard the terms "drop sets" and "supersets".

But you might be in the dark as to what they mean. And even if you're up to speed, you might be unsure if, when, and how you should use them.

Many years ago, in my relative training-infancy, I used drops sets and supersets ALL the time. Barely an exercise would go by without some complex training modality creeping its way into my workout.

More recently, this has all changed. Gone are the copious amounts of drop sets, supersets, giants sets, and 'who-knows-what-else sets".

But that doesn't mean they're completely redundant. As with most things, they have a time and a place, and can be a useful tool in your muscle-building armoury.

In this article, you'll discover everything you need to know about drop sets and supersets. By the end of this article you'll know whether or not these approaches to training are worthy of inclusion in your workouts.

So let's get started.

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Deload Week Iron Paradise Fitness Training And Nutrition Articles

What Is A Deload Week And Do You Need One?

If You've Ever Wondered What A Deload Week Is, Read This To Find Out How They Could Help You Build More Muscle And Get Stronger

You might think that building muscle and getting stronger is about training as hard and as frequently as possible. So a deload week intuitively feels like the opposite of progress, right?

Rather than progressing full steam ahead on the gain train, you're stepping off at 'Deload-town' for a week-long vacation at 'Sucksville'.

But here's the thing.

In most cases, a deload week is essential for building muscle and achieving your goals.

In this article, you'll discover everything you need to know about deloads and how to structure your next deload week for maximum effectiveness.

So let's get started.

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Push Pull Legs Iron Paradise Fitness Training And Nutrition Articles

Push Pull Legs: The Best Training Split For Building Muscle?

The Definitive Guide To The "Push Pull Legs" Training Split

Push, pull, legs is one of the most popular training splits you'll come across.

But is it the best way for you to structure your workouts?

In this article, you'll discover everything you need to know about the push, push, legs training split. Including, what it is, why it might be beneficial, and how to structure a push, pull, legs programme correctly.

So let's get started.

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Great Workout Iron Paradise Fitness Training And Nutrition Articles

The Curse Of A Great Workout

Is The Continual Pursuit Of A Great Workout And Calorie Perfection The Reason You're Not Making Progress?

Each time you hit the gym, you want to have a great workout.

A logical thought process. After all, what's the point of going if your mindset is to mindlessly go through the motions?

But is a constant pursuit of greatness, setting the bar to an unrealistic level?

You might feel that aiming for anything less than great workouts and calorie perfection is a sign of failure. But chasing day-to-day greatness could be holding you back from achieving your goals.

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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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Active Not Losing Weight Iron Paradise Fitness Training And Nutrition Article

Why You're Super Active And Not Losing Weight

If You're Super Active And Not Losing Weight, You Need To Read This Article

Do you feel as though you live an active lifestyle, exercise regularly, but somehow struggle to lose weight? If you do, don't worry, because it's a common problem. In this article, you'll discover the most common reasons you're super active and not losing weight. And you'll also learn practical tips to get your weight loss journey back on track.

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Fit For Christmas Iron Paradise Fitness

Fit For Christmas: 8 Ways to Stay In Shape During The Holidays

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 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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