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Dublin: 16 °C Thursday 16 August, 2018

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.

Fitness - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Day by day, mile by mile, keep on building towards the 2017 Dublin City Marathon

There’s a half-marathon on your agenda very soon.

6 simple habits to make sure that you drink enough water

Staying hydrated is one of the basics. David Last explains how to get it right.

Fitness - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Diseased, broken and fatter than ever: How the health and fitness industry is failing us

‘At its core, the health and fitness industry exists to help others, but we’re doing a pretty poor job of it,’ writes personal trainer Sarah Cremen.

Fitness - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

From not working hard enough to lack of honesty: 5 reasons you might not be seeing results

Personal trainer Dean Merton shares his opinion.

Fitness - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

5 key fitness areas every rugby, GAA, and football player should focus on

Fitness trainer David Last takes you through the checklist you can’t afford to ignore.

Fitness - Sunday 30 July, 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

From GAA to the Women’s Euros, it’s been another busy week in sport.

Fitness - Saturday 29 July, 2017

More camps, variation and the 200 kilo club: Prepping Ireland for the Women's Rugby World Cup

Strength and conditioning coach Ed Slattery is keeping an eye on the ever-changing fitness programmes for Tom Tierney’s squad.

Fitness - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Aaron Rodgers is trying to structure his life like Tom Brady to be able to play into his 40s

We’re not sure about his definition of vegan, but Rodgers is working hard to eat and recover right during the summer.

Sleep while you're alive! Lack of it negatively affects our bodies and there's one simple solution

Personal trainer Dean Merton shares his advice.

Fitness - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

The Curragh is a formidable opponent but if at first you don't succeed, try, try again

Here’s the third of your fortnightly blogs as we build up to the Dublin City Marathon in October.

Fitness - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Not sure what to do in the gym? Here's a 60-minute basic workout that ticks all the boxes

Personal trainer David Last talks you through your next workout from start to finish.

Fitness - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Inspirational Kerry entrepreneur raises over €100,000 for disability charity after running 24 marathons in 24 days Inspiration This post contains videos

Inspirational Kerry entrepreneur raises over €100,000 for disability charity after running 24 marathons in 24 days

25-year-old fitness instructor Shane Finn ran 24 marathons in 24 days this month in aid of Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland.

Fitness - Friday 21 July, 2017

Don't feel the burn! Your core and the enduring myth of spot reduction

‘There is no magical exercise that will result in the elusive six pack,’ writes personal trainer Sarah Cremen.

Booze in sport: blamed too much for defeat and enjoyed too much in victory

“Drink is both Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde when it comes to sport, with winning the transformational potion between the two,” writes Tommy Martin.

Fitness - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Going back to basics: 10 of the most important things to get right in your diet

Personal trainer David Last has 10 nutrition tips you should take on board.

Fitness - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Walking shirtless through New York City and World Para Athletic joy - it's tweets of the week

Also featuring Steven McDonnell and Brian O’Driscoll.

'There were nights I couldn't sleep because I was thinking about the obstacles in our way' TJ Reid This post contains videos

'There were nights I couldn't sleep because I was thinking about the obstacles in our way'

Twelve months after first floating the idea of opening a new commercial gym in Kilkenny, TJ Reid shows The42 around his state-of-the-art facility.

Fitness - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Train hard, eat well and rest - when the results don't add up it's time to reassess your goals

Chasing goals such as a number on the scales is often a misplaced attempt at conforming to societal pressure, writes personal trainer Sarah Cremen.

Fitness - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Ireland's running boom continues as Dublin Marathon reaches record capacity 3 months out

All 20,000 race entries for this year’s edition have been sold.

How to put together an effective home workout training programme

If you can’t make it to the gym, there is always the option of training in the comfort of your own home, explains personal trainer Dean Merton.

Fitness - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Quality beats quantity and 14 other top training tips for the gym

David Last looks at some of the most basic but effective advice you can take on board.

Fitness - Monday 10 July, 2017

It's still not too late to begin training for the 2017 Dublin City Marathon!

We’re just under 16 weeks out from the big event and if you start now, you can make it to the start line.

Fitness - Thursday 6 July, 2017

3 tips to aid injury prevention when you're in the gym

The purpose of training should be to make you function better, not break you down, writes personal trainer Sarah Cremen.

The USA women's Navy Seal workout day looks absolutely zero craic WRWC 17 This post contains videos

The USA women's Navy Seal workout day looks absolutely zero craic

The road to Ireland 2017 is paved with excruciating beach drills.

Fitness - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

5 common hurdles you'll have to overcome in your training

You’re going to suffer setbacks along the way but personal trainer David Last has advice on how to get back on the wagon.

Fitness - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Living in the fast lane, both on and off the track: A day in the life of Ciara Mageean

The Olympian shares her training regime, nutrition plan and talks life in general.

Fitness - Friday 30 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie EPO will not help amateur cyclists perform better in road races Science

EPO will not help amateur cyclists perform better in road races

New research took 48 male cyclists and put them through an endurance race up the famous Mont Ventoux.

Fitness - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Are you achieving your fitness goals? 3 keys to making progress in and outside the gym

Sarah Cremen’s latest fitness column is here.

Fitness - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Stay on the wagon! Top tips to keep on track fitness-wise this summer

At the end of the day, do what makes you happy, writes personal trainer David Last.

Fitness - Monday 26 June, 2017

The time to start training for the 2017 Dublin City Marathon is NOW!

The event takes place in the capital on Sunday 29 October.

Fitness - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Richie Power's quest to banish injury woes and more in the sporting tweets of the week

Plus, Munster rugby pay tribute to Peter O’Mahony.

Time is everything as Ireland's World Cup countdown gathers pace

Maz Reilly tells us what it takes to get the Ireland engine room up and running.

Fitness - Friday 23 June, 2017

Pregnant 'Wonder Woman' Montano takes more baby steps

The 31-year-old shrugged off sweltering conditions to line up in the 800m heats as the US World Championship trials.

Why sleep is one of the most important things for your mental and physical health

These five tips will help you to improve your sleep patterns, writes personal trainer Sarah Cremen.

Fitness - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Soak up the sun! Top tips to consider when training in warm weather

From the type of training to the best time of the day to work out, personal trainer David Last shares his advice.

Fitness - Monday 19 June, 2017

A good start is half the battle: the 10-minute morning routine to set up your day Fitness This post contains videos

A good start is half the battle: the 10-minute morning routine to set up your day

A busy life doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice our health, writes personal trainer Sarah Cremen.

Fitness - Sunday 18 June, 2017

'The swim has been a great way to help us cope with our grief'

The 12th annual Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim takes place next month.