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Fitness - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

'I think it will bring out faster times for everyone'
# Fueling Competition
# Fueling Competition

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

Dec 13th 2017, 6:00 AM 6,335 Views 2 Comments

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
# Picture This
# Picture This

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

Dec 10th 2017, 8:30 PM 6,487 Views 0 Comments

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
# Column
# Column

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

Dec 6th 2017, 6:30 AM 3,523 Views 0 Comments

”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
# Fitness

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

Dec 5th 2017, 3:06 PM 5,811 Views 2 Comments

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...
# Funny Team Name Pressure
# Funny Team Name Pressure

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

Dec 4th 2017, 9:30 PM 22,865 Views 0 Comments

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
# Moonracer
# Moonracer

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

Dec 2nd 2017, 10:00 AM 23,766 Views 16 Comments

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
# Fitness
# Fitness

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

Nov 29th 2017, 10:09 AM 5,682 Views 0 Comments

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
# Good Reads
# Good Reads

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

Nov 26th 2017, 8:44 AM 6,291 Views 0 Comments

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
# Fitness
# Fitness

Don't let all the hard work go to waste! Tips to stay on track over the festive period

Nov 21st 2017, 1:05 PM 4,885 Views 2 Comments

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

The42's first book Behind The Lines is full of great Irish sports stories... and out now
# The42book
# The42book

The42's first book Behind The Lines is full of great Irish sports stories... and out now

Nov 15th 2017, 8:25 PM 17,816 Views 7 Comments

If you like sportswriting, you’ll love this.

How often should I train? Tips to help structure your weekly workout training programme
# Fitness
# Fitness

How often should I train? Tips to help structure your weekly workout training programme

Nov 15th 2017, 9:38 AM 7,076 Views 2 Comments

Personal trainer David Last on what he recommends clients to do on a weekly basis.

Fitness - Saturday 11 November, 2017

'They'd see you with the Irish gear and pull up in cars. The help you'd get was truly breathtaking'
# Don't Stop Me Now
# Don't Stop Me Now

'They'd see you with the Irish gear and pull up in cars. The help you'd get was truly breathtaking'

Nov 11th 2017, 8:30 AM 10,913 Views 5 Comments

Having traversed America on his bike in aid of the Donal Walsh Live Life foundation, 23-year-old Kerryman Tomás Sears is planning an even greater adventure.

Fitness - Friday 10 November, 2017

Leaner, lighter, faster, keener Healy reaching 'for new heights' in number 1 jersey
# More Than A Bulldozer
# More Than A Bulldozer

Leaner, lighter, faster, keener Healy reaching 'for new heights' in number 1 jersey

Nov 10th 2017, 6:40 AM 10,118 Views 12 Comments

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
# Column

Christmas is coming! Here are 3 simple Autumn outdoor workouts to get you set

Nov 7th 2017, 2:24 PM 4,740 Views 4 Comments

Get out of the gym and enjoy Autumn workouts in the great outdoors, writes personal trainer David Last

Fitness - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

How to design an effective and smart workout plan you can stick to
# Fitness
# Fitness

How to design an effective and smart workout plan you can stick to

Oct 31st 2017, 4:42 PM 3,677 Views 1 Comment

There should be three main sections in every session, writes personal trainer David Last.

Fitness - Sunday 29 October, 2017

Elation, exhaustion and raw emotion! The best of today's Dublin City Marathon
# In Pics
# In Pics

Elation, exhaustion and raw emotion! The best of today's Dublin City Marathon

Oct 29th 2017, 3:41 PM 29,440 Views 16 Comments

Brilliant scenes from around the city.

Kenya's Rotich storms to Dublin City Marathon glory while Ukraine's Lehonkova claims women's title
# Everyone's A Winner
# Everyone's A Winner

Kenya's Rotich storms to Dublin City Marathon glory while Ukraine's Lehonkova claims women's title

Oct 29th 2017, 12:23 PM 17,449 Views 17 Comments

Up to 20,000 people are pounding the pavements of the capital today.

Fitness - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Running scared through 26.2 painstaking miles all for one moment of fleeting glory
# Running For Life
# Running For Life

Running scared through 26.2 painstaking miles all for one moment of fleeting glory

Oct 28th 2017, 9:17 AM 4,114 Views 0 Comments

The42′s Ryan Bailey is one of 20,000 people running the Dublin City Marathon on Sunday, hoping all the training pays off on the most extraordinary sporting day in the capital.

Fitness - Friday 27 October, 2017

Are you one of the 20,000 doing Sunday's Dublin City Marathon? Here are 26.2 tips to help prepare
# Running
# Running

Are you one of the 20,000 doing Sunday's Dublin City Marathon? Here are 26.2 tips to help prepare

Oct 27th 2017, 6:00 AM 2,992 Views 2 Comments

Do NOT forget the Vaseline at the start line!

Fitness - Thursday 26 October, 2017

'Beyond physical strength and mental toughness': Running 246km in 36 hours at the Spartathlon
# The Road To Sparta
# The Road To Sparta

'Beyond physical strength and mental toughness': Running 246km in 36 hours at the Spartathlon

Oct 26th 2017, 11:20 AM 3,064 Views 2 Comments

Ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes looks at one of the world’s toughest endurance races.

Fitness - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Before, during and after! 5 key nutrition tips to consider for the marathon
# Expert View
# Expert View

Before, during and after! 5 key nutrition tips to consider for the marathon

Oct 25th 2017, 7:30 AM 5,399 Views 1 Comment

Dr Crionna Tobin shares her expertise with The42 ahead of Sunday’s Dublin City Marathon.

Deadlifts are dangerous? No, being weak is dangerous!
# Column
# Column

Deadlifts are dangerous? No, being weak is dangerous!

Oct 25th 2017, 6:30 AM 8,794 Views 7 Comments

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
# 2017 Dublin Marathon
# 2017 Dublin Marathon

Five days to go! 8 tips to follow ahead of this weekend's Dublin City Marathon

Oct 24th 2017, 9:42 AM 3,829 Views 1 Comment

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
# Running
# Running

So, you want to run faster? Here are 3 tips to help you improve your 5k time this winter

Oct 19th 2017, 8:53 AM 8,572 Views 1 Comment

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
# Fitness
# Fitness

Progress doesn't need to be complicated and more thoughts from the bomb shelter

Oct 18th 2017, 6:30 AM 3,499 Views 1 Comment

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
# Fitness
# Fitness

No fads or quick-fixes, here are 5 tips to help you achieve your fitness goals

Oct 17th 2017, 6:30 AM 6,034 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Crisis
# Crisis

'Maths won't combat the obesity crisis, PE will'

Oct 14th 2017, 7:00 AM 17,109 Views 33 Comments

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
# Fitness

Push yourself! Here's a simple push day routine for you to follow

Oct 13th 2017, 2:58 PM 6,252 Views 1 Comment

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
# Running
# Running

Planning to run a 5k over the winter? Here are 10 training tips from two experts

Oct 11th 2017, 6:30 AM 6,245 Views 1 Comment

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
# Fitness

Can you pass these four simple mobility tests?

Oct 10th 2017, 2:08 PM 8,813 Views 2 Comments

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

The42 recipe book: Quick, easy and nutritious broccoli and apple salad
# Nutrition
# Nutrition

The42 recipe book: Quick, easy and nutritious broccoli and apple salad

Oct 9th 2017, 6:19 PM 4,191 Views 3 Comments

A perfect post-gym meal.

Fitness - Friday 6 October, 2017

The four-in-one combo! Here's a simple pull day routine for you to follow
# Fitness
# Fitness

The four-in-one combo! Here's a simple pull day routine for you to follow

Oct 6th 2017, 1:08 PM 4,586 Views 2 Comments

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
# Fitness
# Fitness

Consistency is key! 4 steps to help you focus on and achieve your fitness goals

Oct 3rd 2017, 12:01 PM 3,857 Views 0 Comments

Consistency is one of three important pillars which should feature in any fitness plan, writes David Last.

Fitness - Monday 2 October, 2017

How important is protein in our diets and how much should I be consuming?
# Fitness
# Fitness

How important is protein in our diets and how much should I be consuming?

Oct 2nd 2017, 5:29 PM 5,993 Views 0 Comments

It is involved in so many different functions and processes in the body.

Fitness - Sunday 1 October, 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

Oct 1st 2017, 8:30 PM 8,056 Views 4 Comments

All the sporting action from a different angle.

Fitness - Friday 29 September, 2017

Finish with a bang! 5 conditioning exercises to work up a serious sweat
# Fitness
# Fitness

Finish with a bang! 5 conditioning exercises to work up a serious sweat

Sep 29th 2017, 2:26 PM 4,779 Views 0 Comments

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
# Fitness
# Fitness

4 quick and easy drills to unlock your spine and move a little more freely

Sep 28th 2017, 7:00 AM 22,011 Views 3 Comments

Sarah Cremen delivers your quick and easy mid back mobility fix.

Fitness - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

5 workout hacks that may just surprise you
# Column
# Column

5 workout hacks that may just surprise you

Sep 27th 2017, 7:00 AM 7,183 Views 1 Comment

*Or 5 things you stopped doing in favour of gimmicky nonsense.

Fitness - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Test yourself with these 3 challenging high intensity workouts
# Fitness
# Fitness

Test yourself with these 3 challenging high intensity workouts

Sep 26th 2017, 4:18 PM 4,858 Views 2 Comments

In this week’s column, David Last looks at the finishers guaranteed to get your heart pumping.

Fitness - Monday 25 September, 2017

The42 recipe book: High-protein spinach and goats cheese frittata
# Nutrition
# Nutrition

The42 recipe book: High-protein spinach and goats cheese frittata

Sep 25th 2017, 4:25 PM 3,725 Views 2 Comments

Quick, easy and perfect for a post-gym meal.