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A checklist to help you enjoy December but not undo all your hard work
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A checklist to help you enjoy December but not undo all your hard work

Nov 28th 2018, 3:20 PM 6,694 Views 1 Comment

‘It’s important to unwind mentally and physically over the Christmas period,’ writes personal trainer David Last.

Christmas is coming! Tips to ensure you stay on track ahead of the festive period
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Christmas is coming! Tips to ensure you stay on track ahead of the festive period

Nov 9th 2018, 8:00 PM 6,507 Views 0 Comments

Personal trainer David Last has seen clients undo hard work during the party season, but there are ways to limit the damage.

F1 chief wants to see more US, Asian and female drivers as Hanoi circuit unveiled
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F1 chief wants to see more US, Asian and female drivers as Hanoi circuit unveiled

Nov 7th 2018, 1:55 PM 5,054 Views 17 Comments

Japan has led the way for Asian drivers in F1, but Chase Carey is keen to bring in competitors from China and Thailand.

'I didn't know what lymphoma was. So I said to him: 'Is it serious?''
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'I didn't know what lymphoma was. So I said to him: 'Is it serious?''

Oct 27th 2018, 10:00 AM 27,099 Views 7 Comments

Roscommon-man Colin Farrell was diagnosed with cancer when he was 22. Tomorrow he will attempt to run his first ever marathon in Dublin.

'The city we grew up in, the city we know so well, showcased at its beautiful best'
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'The city we grew up in, the city we know so well, showcased at its beautiful best'

Oct 27th 2018, 8:30 AM 4,176 Views 2 Comments

Ahead of his second Dublin Marathon, Ryan Bailey on a burgeoning lifelong love affair with the event.

'Don't experiment on race day' - Planning your final preparations for the Dublin Marathon
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'Don't experiment on race day' - Planning your final preparations for the Dublin Marathon

Oct 24th 2018, 8:00 PM 17,526 Views 26 Comments

Race director Jim Aughney joins us to talk through the best prep, what to expect on the day and the best recovery techniques once the race is over.

The last-minute advice you need for Sunday's Dublin Marathon
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The last-minute advice you need for Sunday's Dublin Marathon

Oct 24th 2018, 6:15 AM 5,215 Views 5 Comments

David Last has trained clients to achieve their marathon goals for years, and here he outlines his top tips for the days ahead.

5 problems that most people face when they start a new fitness programme
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5 problems that most people face when they start a new fitness programme

Oct 19th 2018, 11:35 AM 6,950 Views 1 Comment

David Last talks us through some frequent traits when it comes to mobility, movement and nutrition.

Mayo native Sinéad Diver smashes course record and personal best to win Melbourne marathon
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Mayo native Sinéad Diver smashes course record and personal best to win Melbourne marathon

Oct 14th 2018, 5:21 PM 8,896 Views 1 Comment

Diver became the second-fastest Irish female marathon runner of all time this morning.

4 top tips to help you look after your fitness while on the go
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4 top tips to help you look after your fitness while on the go

Sep 28th 2018, 4:05 PM 7,550 Views 1 Comment

“If it’s important to you, then you will make it happen,” writes personal trainer David Last.

'There's something uniquely special about race day in the Park'
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'There's something uniquely special about race day in the Park'

Sep 23rd 2018, 8:00 PM 3,644 Views 0 Comments

Saturday’s Dublin half marathon raised excitement ahead of next month’s main event, writes Ryan Bailey.

Fuelling for a marathon: 'Nailing your preparation is powerful for confidence'
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Fuelling for a marathon: 'Nailing your preparation is powerful for confidence'

Sep 21st 2018, 11:50 AM 6,666 Views 0 Comments

Leinster Rugby and Dublin GAA nutritionist Daniel Davey on what to eat before, during and after 26.2 gruelling miles.

'No matter how much you've trained, you're plagued with self-doubt'
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'No matter how much you've trained, you're plagued with self-doubt'

Sep 17th 2018, 7:30 AM 4,942 Views 0 Comments

With six weeks to go until the 2018 Dublin Marathon, The42′s Ryan Bailey is preparing to compete in the capital for the second time.

The fitness industry is booming in Ireland, but why are we fatter than ever before?
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The fitness industry is booming in Ireland, but why are we fatter than ever before?

Sep 14th 2018, 6:00 AM 10,426 Views 18 Comments

Personal trainer David Last wonders why all of the hype surrounding exercise and healthy living isn’t reducing our waistlines.

'It turns out training hard in the gym gets results, not magic movements'
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'It turns out training hard in the gym gets results, not magic movements'

Sep 11th 2018, 1:40 PM 7,870 Views 0 Comments

Personal trainer Dean Merton outlines his top tips for getting back into the swing of things this Autumn.

Getting back to business after summer - 5 tips to help ease you back into the gym
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Getting back to business after summer - 5 tips to help ease you back into the gym

Sep 6th 2018, 3:57 PM 4,576 Views 0 Comments

Personal trainer David Last on how we can reset our goals heading towards the final part of the year.

Why choosing the right form of training is key to achieving your fitness goals
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Why choosing the right form of training is key to achieving your fitness goals

Aug 17th 2018, 4:48 PM 5,584 Views 0 Comments

Quality over quantity is so important, writes personal trainer David Last.

'Back then I just played with the boys - now there's 220 girls at a ladies football summer camp in Fermoy'
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'Back then I just played with the boys - now there's 220 girls at a ladies football summer camp in Fermoy'

Aug 17th 2018, 7:15 AM 5,692 Views 1 Comment

Saoirse Noonan writes about equality in sport and the road to Croker in her final column for The42.

'I just looked on Instagram and YouTube on how to do things with proper form'
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'I just looked on Instagram and YouTube on how to do things with proper form'

Aug 11th 2018, 9:42 AM 10,841 Views 1 Comment

Leah Cheung on getting into power lifting, managing her type 1 diabetes and targeting national records.

The real reason people hit their fitness goals and how you can too
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The real reason people hit their fitness goals and how you can too

Aug 9th 2018, 5:40 PM 5,815 Views 0 Comments

Columnist David Last on getting the results you want.

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

Aug 8th 2018, 10:01 PM 5,196 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Aug 7th 2018, 9:30 PM 16,786 Views 1 Comment

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

'I think I can run a marathon... but can I run it in -30°C?' Tackling the coolest race on earth
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'I think I can run a marathon... but can I run it in -30°C?' Tackling the coolest race on earth

Aug 4th 2018, 7:00 AM 3,167 Views 2 Comments

Andrew Moore takes on Greenland’s Polar Circle Marathon in aid of the Dublin Simon Community.

LeBron James reportedly spends $1.5 million per year to take care of his body — here's where it goes
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LeBron James reportedly spends $1.5 million per year to take care of his body — here's where it goes

Aug 1st 2018, 12:10 AM 21,139 Views 8 Comments

That’s one expensive gym membership.

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

Jul 31st 2018, 4:09 PM 8,450 Views 2 Comments

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

Which way to the gun show? The explosive arm workout to help fill out those t-shirt sleeves
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Which way to the gun show? The explosive arm workout to help fill out those t-shirt sleeves

Jul 29th 2018, 7:27 AM 18,544 Views 0 Comments

Try these five explosive exercises this summer.

The great outdoors: Some of Ireland's best spots for a weekend hike, cycle or swim
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The great outdoors: Some of Ireland's best spots for a weekend hike, cycle or swim

Jul 28th 2018, 8:30 AM 9,368 Views 0 Comments

Fitness columnist David Last takes us through some of his favourites.

Here's the technique Navy SEALs use to swim for miles without getting tired
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Here's the technique Navy SEALs use to swim for miles without getting tired

Jul 27th 2018, 11:39 PM 24,509 Views 1 Comment

Let’s go to the beach, beach!

Beaches, BBQs and Burpees: How to keep your training on track while enjoying the summer sun
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Beaches, BBQs and Burpees: How to keep your training on track while enjoying the summer sun

Jul 26th 2018, 9:33 AM 3,685 Views 0 Comments

Fitness columnist David Last runs through some top tips for training during the good weather.

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

Jul 25th 2018, 7:15 PM 7,872 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Jul 24th 2018, 5:34 PM 8,098 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jul 23rd 2018, 6:30 AM 4,029 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Jul 18th 2018, 9:30 PM 10,426 Views 0 Comments

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

'We all want to to be like Ronaldo and Messi, but I always looked up to people closer to home'
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'We all want to to be like Ronaldo and Messi, but I always looked up to people closer to home'

Jul 13th 2018, 6:00 AM 7,378 Views 0 Comments

Saoirse Noonan looks at some sporting inspirations in her weekly column.

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

Jul 12th 2018, 7:45 AM 12,271 Views 9 Comments

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

Irish teenager Serena Pierce on making a big impression in the powerlifting world
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Irish teenager Serena Pierce on making a big impression in the powerlifting world

Jul 11th 2018, 2:17 PM 5,738 Views 5 Comments

More and more women are hitting the gym to lift, says the Macroom native.

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

Jul 9th 2018, 6:30 AM 20,723 Views 29 Comments

‘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.

Looking for a healthy snack? These blueberry recovery scones are perfect
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Looking for a healthy snack? These blueberry recovery scones are perfect

Jul 6th 2018, 5:34 PM 6,640 Views 1 Comment

Ideal for post-workout recovery.

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

Jul 5th 2018, 2:22 PM 16,016 Views 1 Comment

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

'I was really nervous, it was a scary moment but delighted with how it went'
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'I was really nervous, it was a scary moment but delighted with how it went'

Jul 4th 2018, 12:00 PM 15,530 Views 2 Comments

The42 columnist Saoirse Noonan reflects on her Cork senior debut in the Munster final in which she scored 2-2.