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#Follow Fitness

# follow-fitness - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'It's such a getaway. When I'm on the pitch, I don't have anything else to worry about'

In her column this week, Saoirse Noonan looks at the many benefits of sport.

# follow-fitness - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Don't hide away from your goals: Setting clear, specific targets will make all the difference

Now is the perfect time to take a good look at what you want from your fitness regime.

# follow-fitness - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Ain't nobody got time for that? How to make space in your week for exercise

Jonny Holland helps tackle the number one excuse that keeps us from exercising: lack of time.

# follow-fitness - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

From nutrition and meal plans to training and unwinding - A day in the life of a rising dual star

In her latest weekly column, Cork footballer and Irish international Saoirse Noonan’s talks about striking the right balance between training, rest and nutrition.

# follow-fitness - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

'Setbacks are part of being successful': How to bounce back from problems with your training and diet

In his latest column, Jonny Holland looks at how to deal with setbacks and get your training back on track.

# follow-fitness - Monday 23 July, 2018

The beauty of running races: nerves, adrenaline and the thrill of crossing the line

As Ryan Bailey’s training programme intensifies, last week’s Irish Runner 10 Mile provided an important checkpoint.

# follow-fitness - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Short and sweet, but effective! Try this intense 20-minute hill sprint and core workout

Stuck for time? Irish international and Cork football star Saoirse Noonan talks you through an alternative training session.

# follow-fitness - Thursday 12 July, 2018

'Is pre-season really that bad? For the first time in a while I felt I was missing out'

Former Munster out-half Jonny Holland on his experience of the toughest few weeks for any rugby player.

# follow-fitness - Monday 9 July, 2018

Leinster's revamped pre-season approach built around 'working holiday'

‘In three weeks it’s hard for them to do a lot of damage or de-train,’ says the province’s head of athletic performance Charlie Higgins.

# follow-fitness - Thursday 5 July, 2018

'When playing rugby I refused to walk anywhere - but it's one of the best ways to make the most of a holiday'

Former Munster out-half and personal trainer Jonny Holland on ways you can stay in shape on holiday.

# follow-fitness - Saturday 30 June, 2018

'Learn to run when feeling the pain - then push harder': Marathon training in the Irish heatwave

Painful lessons from last year are fuelling Ryan Bailey’s desire to train harder this year – even in the good weather.

# follow-fitness - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Turn up the heat! How to train safely during spells of warm weather

It’s important to heed some basic advice when it comes to training in high temperatures, writes personal trainer David Last.

# follow-fitness - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Why staying hydrated is important for your everyday health - particularly in warm weather

Jonny Holland outlines how much water we need to be drinking per day, and the ways we can stay hydrated.

# follow-fitness - Thursday 21 June, 2018

'When I played for Munster, I brought bolognese on the plane instead of the processed food'

Jonny Holland offers his advice on how to maintain a balanced diet while also enjoying yourself on holiday this summer.

# follow-fitness - Friday 15 June, 2018

We know the benefits of early exercise - but how do you become a morning person?

Personal trainer David Last has a few tips.

# follow-fitness - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

The half-an-hour home exercise circuit which requires no equipment, just you

No gym, then there’s still no excuse.

# follow-fitness - Monday 11 June, 2018

If you consume a pre-workout energy drink, what should you look out for?

In his latest column, Jonny Holland takes a closer look at the phenomenon of energy drinks and pre-workout supplements.

# follow-fitness - Monday 4 June, 2018

# follow-fitness - Friday 1 June, 2018

Get out and active! Full body workouts you can do outdoors this summer

Personal trainer David Last on how to bring your gym outside this bank holiday weekend.

# follow-fitness - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Thinking of running this year's Dublin Marathon? You're too late...

Race organisers ‘delighted’ to confirm 2018 edition is now full to capacity.

# follow-fitness - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

# follow-fitness - Monday 28 May, 2018

Busting 5 myths about nutrition for amateur and professional athletes

In his latest column, Jonny Holland explains what a lot of amateur athletes get wrong about their nutrition.

# follow-fitness - Friday 25 May, 2018

Don't just warm up, RAMP up before your next gym session

Personal trainer Dean Merton shares some in-depth advice.

# follow-fitness - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Boost productivity and improve sleep patterns - the benefits of early-morning exercise

Personal trainer David Last on why we should look to get our exercise in as early as possible.

# follow-fitness - Monday 21 May, 2018

'The gym is not an obsession, but it's not far off'

In his second fitness column for The42, former Munster out-half Jonny Holland discusses life after professionalism.

# follow-fitness - Sunday 20 May, 2018

5 of the most useful fitness resources to help you achieve your goals

Apart from The42 of course.

'It's an amazing outlet, the release it gives you. Throw on your runners, it's so easy'

First marathon to Olympic marathon in a year, triathlons and rowing – Caitriona Jennings shares her story.

# follow-fitness - Thursday 17 May, 2018

7 of the most extreme endurance challenges in the world

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

# follow-fitness - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Work your body! Three of the best and most effective full body kettlebell workouts

Here’s David Last’s weekly column.

# follow-fitness - Monday 14 May, 2018

'Rugby wasn't always my first love, but when I knew... I knew'

In the first of his new weekly columns for The42, Jonny Holland talks about his love of sport and fitness.

# follow-fitness - Friday 11 May, 2018

Training for a triathlon? Here's a 5-step stretching routine to help with the cycling leg

Muscle pulls are a disaster and this will help you avoid them.

# follow-fitness - Thursday 10 May, 2018

The 12-week couch-to-10k training plan to make the most of the Irish summer*

*We can’t promise an actual summer, but we can give you a three-month training plan regardless.