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Fitness - Thursday 5 April, 2018

5 of the most common workout excuses and how to overcome them

Personal trainer David Last has heard all the excuses down through the years, but writes ‘if it’s truly important to you than you will make it happen.’

Fitness - Thursday 29 March, 2018

3 simple recipe ideas for on-the-go protein snacks

Personal trainer David Last provides some inspiration on ways to ensure you’re hitting your daily protein targets.

Fitness - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Buddy Up! Reach your fitness goals with a little help from your friends

Find a community in which you can find accountability, support, and inspiration to reach your goals, writes personal trainer Dean Merton.

Fitness - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

5 gym exercises to help improve your 5k time this running season

As the evenings get longer, we’re back into running season.

Fitness - Sunday 18 March, 2018

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

Here’s how the last seven days looked through the lens.

Fitness - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Five of the best ways to train: Legs, pull, push, cardio and core

Personal trainer David Last gives his five simple components of a well-rounded workout plan.

Fitness - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Micro, meso, macro! A guide to setting fitness goals and actually hitting them

Here’s Dean Merton’s weekly column.

Fitness - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Chill, get active, learn: Your guide to slaying the Beast from the East

Personal trainer Dean Merton shares his thoughts in a different type of fitness column this week.

Fitness - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Band aid! The piece of kit you can use to improve mobility, core and strength Fitness This post contains videos

Band aid! The piece of kit you can use to improve mobility, core and strength

Personal trainer David Last on resistance bands and why they’re so useful.

Fitness - Sunday 25 February, 2018

Damian Browne on the capsizes, calm, blood and tears of his epic solo row across the Atlantic

We caught up with the former Connacht and Leinster lock as he rested up in Antigua after an incredible 4,800km solo row versus rough seas.

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 - Friday 16 February, 2018

'I capsized twice in six hours... all I knew was my head got smashed against the side of the cabin' Resilient This post contains videos

'I capsized twice in six hours... all I knew was my head got smashed against the side of the cabin'

The low points stand out as the most vivid memories for Damian Browne after he completed his epic 4,800-kilometre row.

After 64 days at sea ex-Connacht and Leinster lock Browne completes epic row across Atlantic

‘Without a doubt this is the toughest challenge I have ever taken on,’ said Browne after embracing his parents, brother and sister in Antigua.

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 - 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 - Saturday 20 January, 2018

The Donegal man making big waves in the world of professional surfing

Conor Maguire has surfed some of Europe’s biggest waves.

Fitness - Thursday 4 January, 2018

New year, new me: Wilshere credits radical change in diet for improved performances

The Arsenal midfielder believes his diet helped him in the 2-2 draw with Chelsea.

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 - 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.

9 of the most extreme endurance challenges in the world

Whoever said ‘Impossible is nothing’ had clearly never heard of these races.

'We always look at people with disabilities and think about what they can't do'

Jason Smyth on embracing challenges and change as he enters the twilight of his career.

33 of our favourite Irish sports pictures of 2017

We remember the past 12 months with some of the year’s defining images.

Fitness - Friday 22 December, 2017

'I'd love to have a crack at another Olympics and make amends for what happened last time'

Mick Clohisey on how his World Championship run was a redemption for Rio.

Fitness - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Want to run the GOAL Mile this Christmas? Here are your options across the country

It’s a Christmas tradition for many families, and here are all the times and locations for 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 - Sunday 17 December, 2017

After rowing the Atlantic with a broken back, an Irish adventurer is set to run 1700km in -30°C

Gavan Hennigan will take on one of the toughest, and coldest, races in the world.

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

It’s been another exciting week in sport.

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.

'I think it will bring out faster times for everyone'

A new initiative has been launched to encourage Ireland’s top distance runners to race each other more often.

Fitness - Sunday 10 December, 2017

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

Here’s how the last seven days looked through the lens.

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 - Monday 4 December, 2017

This is your chance to prove you know more about sport than us...

Join The42 team in Coppers for a lot of trash talk and some delicious nibbles.

Fitness - Saturday 2 December, 2017

'It was like running on the moon' - The Irishman who ran the fastest Antarctic mile

Paul Robinson braved blizzards and freezing temperatures to race near the South Pole.

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 - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Sumo scandals, finding peace in a Greek monastery and the rest of the week's best sportswriting

It’s Sunday morning so stick the kettle on and have a read of our selection of the week’s best sportswriting.

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.