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#Fitness

# fitness - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Finish strong! Three ways to end your session on a high

Personal trainer Dean Merton brings you through some quick and brutal (but effective) finishers.

# fitness - Thursday 15 February, 2018

How to get the most out of the gym when playing team sports

David Last offers his best advice for your GAA, rugby or soccer gym programme.

# fitness - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Do less more often! Three useful fitness hacks (that aren't hacks at all)

Personal trainer Dean Merton shares his thoughts in his latest column.

# fitness - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

5 tips to help you stay consistent with your fitness goals in 2018

Remember, focus on the small wins, writes personal trainer David Last.

# fitness - Saturday 3 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Can your phone help keep those resolutions? Health tech expert on best fitness apps New Year

Can your phone help keep those resolutions? Health tech expert on best fitness apps

While it might not quite be time to tell your trainer you’ve decided that ‘PT’ now stands for past-tense, that day will come, writes Yvonne Redmond.

# fitness - Saturday 27 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'I went from dad bod to six-pack in eight months because of a promise I made myself as a child' Column

'I went from dad bod to six-pack in eight months because of a promise I made myself as a child'

‘For those interested in getting in shape and losing weight, I suggest figuring out why you want to do it’, writes Kevin O’Connor.

# fitness - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

5 training, stretching and mobility tips that will complement your running

If you’ve taken up running in the New Year, personal trainer David Last has some useful advice.

# fitness - Friday 19 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Bikram yoga is 'no more effective than yoga practiced at room temperature' Don't Sweat It

Bikram yoga is 'no more effective than yoga practiced at room temperature'

This type of yoga is carried out in a room heated to 35–42 degrees Celsius.

# fitness - Monday 1 January, 2018

Catherina McKiernan's guide to taking up running in 2018

The two-time Olympian says having a goal in mind is key.

# fitness - Sunday 31 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Therapy and personal training taught me that it's impossible to run away from self-loathing' Opinion

'Therapy and personal training taught me that it's impossible to run away from self-loathing'

In an ideal world, we’d be active because we love our bodies, not because we hate them, writes Rosemary MacCabe.

# fitness - Thursday 28 December, 2017

4 tips to help you plan for a healthy and active 2018

David Last’s signs off his last fitness column of the year with advice for how to make 2018 even better.

# fitness - Monday 25 December, 2017

The Dublin man who body doubles for Mario Balotelli and Usain Bolt

Having pursued a career in professional football and rugby, Paul Olima fell into the sports modelling industry.

# fitness - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Got a few big nights out planned? Here are some top fitness tips that will help this Christmas

Personal trainer David Last has advice to help you through a season of food, drink and partying.

# fitness - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Protein bar selection boxes to shakers - 10 fitness gift ideas this Christmas

Personal trainer David Last on what will be on every gym-goer’s wishlist this year.

# fitness - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

'Tis the season! Useful strategies to make sure you get a workout in even when tight for time

”Tis the season to stop being a punk ass b*tch and just get a workout done,’ writes personal trainer Dean Merton.

# fitness - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Calories in alcohol and ways to squeeze in a workout - a fitness checklist for Christmas Fitness This post contains videos

Calories in alcohol and ways to squeeze in a workout - a fitness checklist for Christmas

Personal trainer David Last on ways you can enjoy the festive season, but not fall completely off the wagon.

# fitness - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Don't go completely overboard! 5 healthy habits to stick to over the festive period

You want to keep hold of the progress you’ve made during the year, writes David Last.

# 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

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 - 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 - Friday 3 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How often do you take a long walk? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: How often do you take a long walk?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# 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 - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'An active child does not necessarily mean a fit child' PE

Opinion: 'An active child does not necessarily mean a fit child'

Unhealthy children are one of the biggest risks to a nation’s health, writes Professor Craig Williams.

# 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 - 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.

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