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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.

Fitness - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

6 different ways to use the prowler you love to hate

Love the prowler’s versatility, and love the results it produces, writes David Last in this week’s advice column.

Fitness - Friday 1 September, 2017

Put your best foot forward! A simple guide to the complex world of unilateral exercises

Personal trainer Dean Merton shares some in-depth advice, and stresses how beneficial this training is.

Fitness - Thursday 31 August, 2017

We go again! 5 steps to turn your fitness failings into successes after summer

Personal trainer Sarah Cremen on why it’s not a big deal if you fell off the wagon over the last few months.

Fitness - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Health and wellness tips for the busy working individual

David Last on why your mental health is just as important as your physical.

Fitness - Thursday 24 August, 2017

Watch and learn: Four simple hip mobility drills to reduce low back pain Column This post contains videos

Watch and learn: Four simple hip mobility drills to reduce low back pain

Personal trainer Sarah Cremen shares, and demonstrates, her advice.

Fitness - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Move better for longer! Avoiding wear and tear is simple, and here's how

Warm up, vary your movements and don’t ego lift, writes personal trainer Dean Merton.

Fitness - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

5 simple tools that will help your posture, mobility and flexibility - and how to use them!

David Last on why and what you should be doing in your warm up.

Fitness - Friday 18 August, 2017

Let's take it outside! Go green with your fitness routine and make use of the great outdoors

‘In today’s world of technology, long office hours and stressful lifestyles, it’s as if we have all forgotten how to play,’ writes Sarah Cremen.

Fitness - Thursday 17 August, 2017

A great workout starts with a great warm up! But don't just warm up, RAMP up Column This post contains videos

A great workout starts with a great warm up! But don't just warm up, RAMP up

Personal trainer Dean Merton shares some in-depth advice.

Fitness - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

5,000 calories a day: The fuel that's getting Munster through pre-season Munster Munch This post contains videos

5,000 calories a day: The fuel that's getting Munster through pre-season

Beef stir fry, pulled pork and bacon and cabbage are all popular with the men in red.

Fitness - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

This fitness blogger is trying to bust the perception that low calories means healthy

Lucy Mountain posts food comparisons to prove there’s no such thing as healthy and unhealthy foods.

The four-in-one combo! Short and sharp workouts to do with little time and equipment Fitness This post contains videos

The four-in-one combo! Short and sharp workouts to do with little time and equipment

Get bang for your buck with these circuits!

Fitness - Thursday 10 August, 2017

'It starts the minute they get back to the dressing room': Recharging Ireland on a 3-day World Cup turnaround

After a massively physical clash with Australia, today was a day for loosening up in the pool and catching up on calories.

Fit and healthy, but clinically obese: The problem with body mass index

‘BMI has good utility in measuring health and disease risk in larger populations, but it alone does not determine your individual health,’ writes Sarah Cremen.

Fitness - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

All in your head! 3 questions to ask yourself before setting foot in the gym

Painting a clear mental picture before attacking your goals head-on is hugely important, writes personal trainer Dean Merton.

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