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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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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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Is It Ok To Workout With Sore Muscles?

Is It Ok To Workout With Sore Muscles, Or Are You Doing More Harm Than Good?

Should you workout with sore muscles? This is the question you'll get the definitive answer to in this article.

To some, training with soreness is a badge of honour. The bro "code of the road." After all, if you're not sore ALL the time, do you even lift, brah?

So is a workout with sore muscles something you have deal with?

Sink a few 'man-up' pills, a little 'pull yourself together' juice, and just do it? Or is there another way? A smarter way to train?

Here's what you're about to discover in this article.

  • Why soreness isn't the only marker of recovery.
  • What to do if your programme says to train, but every muscle is sore.
  • How to adjust your programme if you decide not to workout with sore muscles.

So if that sounds like the information you're looking for, read on.

But promise me to read the whole thing. Don't be tempted to skip around to the juicy bits. Because, trust me, if this article have orifices, knowledge juice would be gushing from them all.

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Mini Cut Guide Iron Paradise Fitness Training And Nutrition Articles

Mini Cut Guide: How To Build Muscle And Stay Lean

If You've Ever Wondered How A Mini Could Help You Stay Lean While Building Muscle, You Need To Read This Article

"What the hell is a mini cut? It sounds like more bro-science BS."

If that was your initial thought, hold up. Because a mini cut could be the muscle building Holy Grail you've been searching for.

After spending what seems a lifetime trying to lose body fat, your attention turns to building more muscle. And that means more calories, and potentially an increase in body fat. So naturally you're wary of the process. Putting on fat sounds like a bad idea, right?

But, if you want optimal results, it might be necessary. So the idea of keeping body fat in check while you sculpt some perfect pecs and gorgeous glutes, is pretty appealing.

And so enters the mini cut.

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Lose Weight Working Full Time Iron Paradise Fitness Training And Nutrition Articles

Lose Weight Working Full-Time: 15 Ways Get In Shape At Work

15 Ways To Lose Weight Working Full-Time. The Blueprint To Build Your Best Body Ever, Even If You Work Insane Hours.

Trying to consistently work-out, eat the right foods, and keep on top of your health can be tough. Especially when you work long hours and barely have time to breathe. But it is possible to lose weight working full-time. And in this article you'll discover exactly how.

Right now, your schedule is packed. One look at your Google Calendar and you're greeted with a wall of meeting invites and social commitments. It feels like you have to schedule time to wipe your ass, so how are you supposed to find 90 minutes to train, or prep food for the week ahead?

And to make matters worse, the only advice you get is from a 20 year-old Personal Trainer who doesn't have any appreciation of what life is really like. Of course, it would be great to train like they do, and having your Mum cook all your food. But that's not the real world.

So here's what I've got for you.

15 practical tips you can implement today to kickstart living a leaner, healthier life. 15 ways to lose weight while working full-time.

Ready? Let's do this. But don't skip around. Read the whole article top to bottom, because each point is important.

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How Long Should You Rest Between Sets To Build Muscle?

Here's What The Science Says About How Long You Should Rest Between Sets If You Want To Build Muscle

If you want to know what the latest research says about the optimal amount of rest between sets, then read on. Because, in this article you'll discover the difference between the bro-science and science-science.

Here's the key takeaways from the article:

  • Gym folklore is outdated bro-science. And the rigid rules around rest intervals have no basis in science.
  • Researchers compared 1 minute and 3 minute rest intervals across a number of different exercises. Assessing their impact on strength, size, and endurance.
  • Participants taking the longer rest between sets build significantly more muscle and saw improvements in strength.
  • If your goal is to build muscle, then incorporating a longer rest between sets will be advantageous.

So, if you want the detail on those points, start reading.

And if you take a slightly longer rest between sets, you might even be able to read the whole thing. And by all accounts, that should be good for the gains.

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