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Dublin: 6 °C Thursday 23 November, 2017

Fitness - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Don't let all the hard work go to waste! Tips to stay on track over the festive period

The most important thing is to enjoy the festivities but that doesn’t mean writing December off completely, writes personal trainer David Last.

Fitness - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

The42's first book Behind The Lines is full of great Irish sports stories... and out now

If you like sportswriting, you’ll love this.

How often should I train? Tips to help structure your weekly workout training programme Fitness This post contains videos

How often should I train? Tips to help structure your weekly workout training programme

Personal trainer David Last on what he recommends clients to do on a weekly basis.

Fitness - Saturday 11 November, 2017

'They'd see you with the Irish gear and pull up in cars. The help you'd get was truly breathtaking'

Having traversed America on his bike in aid of the Donal Walsh Live Life foundation, 23-year-old Kerryman Tomás Sears is planning an even greater adventure.

Fitness - Friday 10 November, 2017

Leaner, lighter, faster, keener Healy reaching 'for new heights' in number 1 jersey

The loosehead decided to shed kilos and increase his agility after a successful summer tour.

Fitness - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Christmas is coming! Here are 3 simple Autumn outdoor workouts to get you set Column This post contains videos

Christmas is coming! Here are 3 simple Autumn outdoor workouts to get you set

Get out of the gym and enjoy Autumn workouts in the great outdoors, writes personal trainer David Last

Fitness - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

How to design an effective and smart workout plan you can stick to

There should be three main sections in every session, writes personal trainer David Last.

Fitness - Sunday 29 October, 2017

Elation, exhaustion and raw emotion! The best of today's Dublin City Marathon

Brilliant scenes from around the city.

Kenya's Rotich storms to Dublin City Marathon glory while Ukraine's Lehonkova claims women's title

Up to 20,000 people are pounding the pavements of the capital today.

Fitness - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Running scared through 26.2 painstaking miles all for one moment of fleeting glory

The42′s Ryan Bailey is one of 20,000 people running the Dublin City Marathon on Sunday, hoping all the training pays off on the most extraordinary sporting day in the capital.

Fitness - Friday 27 October, 2017

Are you one of the 20,000 doing Sunday's Dublin City Marathon? Here are 26.2 tips to help prepare

Do NOT forget the Vaseline at the start line!

Fitness - Thursday 26 October, 2017

'Beyond physical strength and mental toughness': Running 246km in 36 hours at the Spartathlon

Ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes looks at one of the world’s toughest endurance races.

Fitness - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Before, during and after! 5 key nutrition tips to consider for the marathon

Dr Crionna Tobin shares her expertise with The42 ahead of Sunday’s Dublin City Marathon.

Deadlifts are dangerous? No, being weak is dangerous!

Dean Merton shares his experiences with deadlifting in his latest column.

Fitness - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Five days to go! 8 tips to follow ahead of this weekend's Dublin City Marathon

All the hard work is done, but the nerves are starting to kick in. That’s all normal, writes personal trainer David Last.

Fitness - Thursday 19 October, 2017

So, you want to run faster? Here are 3 tips to help you improve your 5k time this winter

There are a couple of things you can incorporate into your training to shave a few seconds off the clock.

Fitness - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Progress doesn't need to be complicated and more thoughts from the bomb shelter

Storm Ophelia gave Dean Merton an extra bit of time for thought for his column this week.

Fitness - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

No fads or quick-fixes, here are 5 tips to help you achieve your fitness goals

You can’t beat the basics — patience, hard work and consistency. It may be boring but it’s true, writes David Last.

Fitness - Saturday 14 October, 2017

'Maths won't combat the obesity crisis, PE will'

PE teacher David O’Brien on what parents and schools can do to help.

Fitness - Friday 13 October, 2017

Push yourself! Here's a simple push day routine for you to follow Fitness This post contains videos

Push yourself! Here's a simple push day routine for you to follow

Five exercises to try in the gym over the weekend.

Fitness - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Planning to run a 5k over the winter? Here are 10 training tips from two experts

John O’Regan and Mark Pollock on what to do and what not to do during your training weeks.

Fitness - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Can you pass these four simple mobility tests? Fitness This post contains videos

Can you pass these four simple mobility tests?

Mobility work isn’t generally seen as cool and a lot of the time you won’t see the fitness industry focus and promote this, writes David Last.

Fitness - Monday 9 October, 2017

Fitness - Friday 6 October, 2017

The four-in-one combo! Here's a simple pull day routine for you to follow Fitness This post contains videos

The four-in-one combo! Here's a simple pull day routine for you to follow

Have a look at these four exercises to include in your workout.

Fitness - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Consistency is key! 4 steps to help you focus on and achieve your fitness goals

Consistency is one of three important pillars which should feature in any fitness plan, writes David Last.

Fitness - Monday 2 October, 2017

How important is protein in our diets and how much should I be consuming?

It is involved in so many different functions and processes in the body.

Fitness - Sunday 1 October, 2017

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

All the sporting action from a different angle.

Fitness - Friday 29 September, 2017

Finish with a bang! 5 conditioning exercises to work up a serious sweat Fitness This post contains videos

Finish with a bang! 5 conditioning exercises to work up a serious sweat

This will test your fitness levels.

Fitness - Thursday 28 September, 2017

4 quick and easy drills to unlock your spine and move a little more freely

Sarah Cremen delivers your quick and easy mid back mobility fix.

Fitness - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

5 workout hacks that may just surprise you

*Or 5 things you stopped doing in favour of gimmicky nonsense.

Fitness - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Test yourself with these 3 challenging high intensity workouts

In this week’s column, David Last looks at the finishers guaranteed to get your heart pumping.

Fitness - Monday 25 September, 2017

The42 recipe book: High-protein spinach and goats cheese frittata

Quick, easy and perfect for a post-gym meal.

Fitness - Friday 22 September, 2017

Video: The 5-exercise core workout to add to your gym routine Fitness This post contains videos

Video: The 5-exercise core workout to add to your gym routine

Simple but extremely effective.

'Fitspiration' and #fitspo: The good, the bad and the ugly

‘Be attuned to the potential downside that fitspiration can have on how we feel about ourselves and our bodies,’ writes Sarah Cremen.

Fitness - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Master the basics! Core exercises for every fitness level which require no equipment Fitness This post contains videos

Master the basics! Core exercises for every fitness level which require no equipment

Personal trainer David Last shows us a range of movements you can perform at home or in the gym.

Fitness - Monday 18 September, 2017

Why do we comfort eat and the 'toxic' hunger craving cycle

We are addicted to food and time and time again our goals and aims are sabotaged by cravings.

Fitness - Friday 15 September, 2017

HIIT or miss! Does your cardio routine need a revamp?

You need cardio for Crossfit and here’s how to improve yours, writes personal trainer Dean Merton.

Fitness - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Looking good does not make you an expert - why online training is a trap

Sarah Cremen is not staunchly against online training, but there are better ways to spend your money.

Fitness - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

5 very simple gym movements that people keep getting wrong Back To Basics This post contains videos

5 very simple gym movements that people keep getting wrong

Technique, consistency, then intensity are the three steps for success, writes David Last in this week’s column.

Fitness - Friday 8 September, 2017

How often should you work out? Making sure you don't train too little, or too much, for your fitness goals

Dean Merton helps you to find the training load that’s right for you.

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