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Follow Fitness: Check out The42's new series tracking three very different fitness journeys
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# Fitness

Follow Fitness: Check out The42's new series tracking three very different fitness journeys

May 9th 2018, 12:01 PM 5,880 Views 1 Comment

Today The42 launches a new kind of fitness content.

Why the change in weather should bring a shift towards a healthier lifestyle
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# Fitness

Why the change in weather should bring a shift towards a healthier lifestyle

May 1st 2018, 7:00 AM 3,881 Views 1 Comment

Personal trainer David Last on how we can take advantage of the longer, brighter days.

5 tips for getting yourself in gear ahead of the 2018 Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle
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# You Can Do It

5 tips for getting yourself in gear ahead of the 2018 Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle

Apr 27th 2018, 6:21 PM 7,340 Views 4 Comments

You don’t need to spend a fortune on bike equipment to cycle the Ring of Kerry for charity…

'Exercises have no gender, kinda....' - A closer look at gender neutral training
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# Column

'Exercises have no gender, kinda....' - A closer look at gender neutral training

Apr 12th 2018, 6:30 AM 6,761 Views 3 Comments

Here’s Dean Merton’s weekly column.

What to eat, goal-setting and sleep - Catherina McKiernan's pre-run tips
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# Running

What to eat, goal-setting and sleep - Catherina McKiernan's pre-run tips

Apr 10th 2018, 10:46 AM 5,615 Views 0 Comments

The running season is upon us with plenty of big events coming up.

'We need these skills more than ever before to stop us slipping into mental illness'
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# Win

'We need these skills more than ever before to stop us slipping into mental illness'

Apr 8th 2018, 7:00 AM 26,350 Views 18 Comments

Brent Pope and Jason Brennan have teamed up to write the newly-published Win.

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

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

Apr 5th 2018, 12:45 PM 6,949 Views 1 Comment

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.’

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

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

Mar 29th 2018, 8:23 AM 7,287 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 28th 2018, 7:00 AM 4,660 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 20th 2018, 3:58 PM 13,658 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 18th 2018, 8:32 PM 13,577 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 13th 2018, 3:24 PM 10,164 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 6th 2018, 6:35 AM 7,400 Views 0 Comments

Here’s Dean Merton’s weekly column.

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

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

Mar 1st 2018, 8:30 PM 4,613 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 27th 2018, 1:55 PM 7,293 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 25th 2018, 8:00 PM 14,199 Views 13 Comments

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.

Finish strong! Three ways to end your session on a high
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# Fitness

Finish strong! Three ways to end your session on a high

Feb 21st 2018, 7:00 AM 6,450 Views 0 Comments

Personal trainer Dean Merton brings you through some quick and brutal (but effective) finishers.

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

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

Feb 16th 2018, 3:21 PM 22,880 Views 20 Comments

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
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# Terra Firma

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

Updated Feb 16th 2018, 11:07 AM 38,710 Views 20 Comments

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

How to get the most out of the gym when playing team sports
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# Team Work

How to get the most out of the gym when playing team sports

Feb 15th 2018, 11:15 AM 11,054 Views 1 Comment

David Last offers his best advice for your GAA, rugby or soccer gym programme.

Do less more often! Three useful fitness hacks (that aren't hacks at all)
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# Column

Do less more often! Three useful fitness hacks (that aren't hacks at all)

Feb 13th 2018, 7:00 AM 8,094 Views 2 Comments

Personal trainer Dean Merton shares his thoughts in his latest column.

5 tips to help you stay consistent with your fitness goals in 2018
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# Fitness

5 tips to help you stay consistent with your fitness goals in 2018

Feb 6th 2018, 3:31 PM 7,160 Views 0 Comments

Remember, focus on the small wins, writes personal trainer David Last.

5 training, stretching and mobility tips that will complement your running
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# Running

5 training, stretching and mobility tips that will complement your running

Jan 24th 2018, 2:53 PM 7,210 Views 1 Comment

If you’ve taken up running in the New Year, personal trainer David Last has some useful advice.

The Donegal man making big waves in the world of professional surfing
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# Holding Your Breath

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

Jan 20th 2018, 9:30 AM 7,616 Views 8 Comments

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

New year, new me: Wilshere credits radical change in diet for improved performances
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# Gluten For Punishment

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

Jan 4th 2018, 3:42 PM 7,104 Views 17 Comments

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

Catherina McKiernan's guide to taking up running in 2018
# New Year New You
# New Year New You

Catherina McKiernan's guide to taking up running in 2018

Jan 1st 2018, 11:00 AM 7,056 Views 0 Comments

The two-time Olympian says having a goal in mind is key.

4 tips to help you plan for a healthy and active 2018
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# Fitness

4 tips to help you plan for a healthy and active 2018

Dec 28th 2017, 5:39 PM 5,155 Views 2 Comments

David Last’s signs off his last fitness column of the year with advice for how to make 2018 even better.

The Dublin man who body doubles for Mario Balotelli and Usain Bolt
# Why Always Him?
# Why Always Him?

The Dublin man who body doubles for Mario Balotelli and Usain Bolt

Dec 25th 2017, 9:30 PM 66,144 Views 7 Comments

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
# Ultimate Test
# Ultimate Test

9 of the most extreme endurance challenges in the world

Dec 25th 2017, 8:30 PM 7,429 Views 2 Comments

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'
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# Goldsmyth

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

Dec 25th 2017, 11:59 AM 6,540 Views 11 Comments

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

33 of our favourite Irish sports pictures of 2017
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# Picture This

33 of our favourite Irish sports pictures of 2017

Dec 25th 2017, 9:30 AM 10,902 Views 13 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 22nd 2017, 10:00 AM 3,773 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 20th 2017, 8:00 PM 22,781 Views 5 Comments

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
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# Checklist

Got a few big nights out planned? Here are some top fitness tips that will help this Christmas

Dec 20th 2017, 2:40 PM 7,290 Views 0 Comments

Personal trainer David Last has advice to help you through a season of food, drink and partying.

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

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

Dec 17th 2017, 9:30 PM 25,381 Views 26 Comments

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
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# Through The Lens

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

Dec 17th 2017, 8:30 PM 8,888 Views 1 Comment

It’s been another exciting week in sport.

Protein bar selection boxes to shakers - 10 fitness gift ideas this Christmas
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# Happy Fitmas

Protein bar selection boxes to shakers - 10 fitness gift ideas this Christmas

Dec 13th 2017, 12:33 PM 7,495 Views 1 Comment

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'
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# Fueling Competition

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

Dec 13th 2017, 6:00 AM 6,365 Views 2 Comments

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

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 6,518 Views 0 Comments

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

'Tis the season! Useful strategies to make sure you get a workout in even when tight for time
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# 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 3,535 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.