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# Fitness

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# Dublin Marathon
The last-minute advice you need for Sunday's Dublin Marathon
David Last has trained clients to achieve their marathon goals for years, and here he outlines his top tips for the days ahead.
# Checklist
5 problems that most people face when they start a new fitness programme
David Last talks us through some frequent traits when it comes to mobility, movement and nutrition.
Opinion: 'Children need to learn the importance of exercise from their parents'
The most important message parents can give their children is that any form of activity is better than nothing at all, writes Dr Sarah Kelly.
# Fitness
4 top tips to help you look after your fitness while on the go
“If it’s important to you, then you will make it happen,” writes personal trainer David Last.
# Follow Journeys
Fuelling for a marathon: 'Nailing your preparation is powerful for confidence'
Leinster Rugby and Dublin GAA nutritionist Daniel Davey on what to eat before, during and after 26.2 gruelling miles.
# Follow Journeys
'No matter how much you've trained, you're plagued with self-doubt'
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.
# Fitness
The fitness industry is booming in Ireland, but why are we fatter than ever before?
Personal trainer David Last wonders why all of the hype surrounding exercise and healthy living isn’t reducing our waistlines.
# Fitness
'It turns out training hard in the gym gets results, not magic movements'
Personal trainer Dean Merton outlines his top tips for getting back into the swing of things this Autumn.
# Fitness
Getting back to business after summer - 5 tips to help ease you back into the gym
Personal trainer David Last on how we can reset our goals heading towards the final part of the year.
# future stories
Skip leg day because your DNA says so: Hear about the future of fitness in our latest podcast
From DNA tests to exercise pills, this is what staying in shape could look like in a few decades time.
# Fitness
Why choosing the right form of training is key to achieving your fitness goals
Quality over quantity is so important, writes personal trainer David Last.
# Follow Fitness
Follow Fitness: Jonny Holland and Saoirse Noonan on their 12-week journeys
We were joined by Jonny Holland and Saoirse Noonan to look back on the last 12 weeks.
# do u even lift
'I just looked on Instagram and YouTube on how to do things with proper form'
Leah Cheung on getting into power lifting, managing her type 1 diabetes and targeting national records.
# column
The real reason people hit their fitness goals and how you can too
Columnist David Last on getting the results you want.
# Follow Fitness
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.
# cool running
'I think I can run a marathon... but can I run it in -30°C?' Tackling the coolest race on earth
Andrew Moore takes on Greenland’s Polar Circle Marathon in aid of the Dublin Simon Community.
# The King
LeBron James reportedly spends $1.5 million per year to take care of his body — here's where it goes
That’s one expensive gym membership.
# Follow Fitness
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.
# Fitness
Which way to the gun show? The explosive arm workout to help fill out those t-shirt sleeves
Try these five explosive exercises this summer.
# Fitness
The great outdoors: Some of Ireland's best spots for a weekend hike, cycle or swim
Fitness columnist David Last takes us through some of his favourites.
# Semper Fi
Here's the technique Navy SEALs use to swim for miles without getting tired
Let’s go to the beach, beach!
# Coming In Hot
Beaches, BBQs and Burpees: How to keep your training on track while enjoying the summer sun
Fitness columnist David Last runs through some top tips for training during the good weather.
# Follow Journeys
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 Journeys
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.
# starter for 10
Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz
How closely have you paid attention to this week’s sporting headlines?
# Follow Journeys
'We all want to to be like Ronaldo and Messi, but I always looked up to people closer to home'
Saoirse Noonan looks at some sporting inspirations in her weekly column.
# pushing tin
Irish teenager Serena Pierce on making a big impression in the powerlifting world
More and more women are hitting the gym to lift, says the Macroom native.
# Healthy Eating
The sports nutrition powering top teams (and how to use it yourself)
Dr Crionna Tobin explains how inter-county sides have evolved, and gives readers advice that they can apply to their own training.
# Fitness
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 Nutrition
Looking for a healthy snack? These blueberry recovery scones are perfect
Ideal for post-workout recovery.
# Follow Fitness
'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.
# nutrition
This sweet potato lasagne is ideal as a post-session recovery meal
Guaranteed to hit the spot.
# Head Space
'I think to be strong, more so than skinny, is good for your mental health as well'
“The fitness trend has gone through the roof, which is a great thing, but I don’t think we’re educated enough, especially girls,” says Kilkenny camogie star, Katie Power.
# Follow Journeys
'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.
# Fitness
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
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
'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 Journeys
Ready to go! Goodbye Leaving Cert, hello crazy summer of Gaelic football and soccer
Irish international and Cork football star Saoirse Noonan has an update on her hectic life in her weekly column.
# Fitness
We know the benefits of early exercise - but how do you become a morning person?
Personal trainer David Last has a few tips.
# recipes
Stuck for time in the morning? This 5 ingredient smoothie will set you right
It can be hard to find the time to squeeze breakfast in, but this will help.