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# Fitness

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# Follow Journeys
Getting fitted! The kit you need when training for your first triathlon, and what you don't need
We got some expert advice from Rob Cummins out at Wheelworx.
# Research
This is how much exercise is needed to help improve thinking skills
Scientists found that people who exercised an average of at least 52 hours over about six months for around an hour each session may improve their thinking skills.
# Follow Fitness
Looking for the ultimate upper body home workout? Try these 4 push-up exercises
Get on this routine.
# Fitness
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 Journeys
A million questions without any reassuring answers - the first step into the unknown
As Ryan Bailey begins his fitness journey, former triathlete Bryan Keane is on hand to offer some expert advice.
# Follow Journeys
Get out, get active! 5 outdoor exercises to really push yourself this summer
In her weekly column, Irish international and Cork football star Saoirse Noonan tells us how you can replicate her pitch training.
# Follow Fitness
'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.
# nutrition
Kale, pumpkin and spinach - the so-called superfoods you should be eating more of
Step away from the takeaway app.
# Training
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.
# A good run
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.
# Follow Journeys
'I hated playing with the girls at first, but I got used to it'
In the first of her new weekly columns for The42, Saoirse Noonan maps her rise to where she is today, combining top-level sports.
# Fitness
Follow Fitness: Check out The42's new series tracking three very different fitness journeys
Today The42 launches a new kind of fitness content.
# Fitness
Why the change in weather should bring a shift towards a healthier lifestyle
Personal trainer David Last on how we can take advantage of the longer, brighter days.
# Health
It's Active School Week and students are being encouraged to get out and try new activities
“We’re aiming to get everyone moving, and that’s particularly important for children.”
# column
'Exercises have no gender, kinda....' - A closer look at gender neutral training
Here’s Dean Merton’s weekly column.
# Running
What to eat, goal-setting and sleep - Catherina McKiernan's pre-run tips
The running season is upon us with plenty of big events coming up.
# Fitness
5 of the most common workout excuses and how to overcome them
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.’
# Fitness
3 simple recipe ideas for on-the-go protein snacks
Personal trainer David Last provides some inspiration on ways to ensure you’re hitting your daily protein targets.
# column
Buddy Up! Reach your fitness goals with a little help from your friends
Find a community in which you can find accountability, support, and inspiration to reach your goals, writes personal trainer Dean Merton.
# Running
5 gym exercises to help improve your 5k time this running season
As the evenings get longer, we’re back into running season.
# liz giorgetta
This girl's hilarious 'cut and bulk' transformation needs to be seen to be believed
Because if you can’t take the mick out of your sister, who can you?
# column
Micro, meso, macro! A guide to setting fitness goals and actually hitting them
Here’s Dean Merton’s weekly column.
# Bjorn Borg
This Swedish company is making on-the-job exercise compulsory
Every Friday, employees retailer Bjorn Borg leave their desks at the company’s Stockholm headquarters to go to the gym.
# column
Chill, get active, learn: Your guide to slaying the Beast from the East
Personal trainer Dean Merton shares his thoughts in a different type of fitness column this week.
# Fitness
Band aid! The piece of kit you can use to improve mobility, core and strength
Personal trainer David Last on resistance bands and why they’re so useful.
# Fitness
Finish strong! Three ways to end your session on a high
Personal trainer Dean Merton brings you through some quick and brutal (but effective) finishers.
# team work
How to get the most out of the gym when playing team sports
David Last offers his best advice for your GAA, rugby or soccer gym programme.
# column
Do less more often! Three useful fitness hacks (that aren't hacks at all)
Personal trainer Dean Merton shares his thoughts in his latest column.
# Fitness
5 tips to help you stay consistent with your fitness goals in 2018
Remember, focus on the small wins, writes personal trainer David Last.
Can your phone help keep those resolutions? Health tech expert on best fitness apps
While it might not quite be time to tell your trainer you’ve decided that ‘PT’ now stands for past-tense, that day will come, writes Yvonne Redmond.
'I went from dad bod to six-pack in eight months because of a promise I made myself as a child'
‘For those interested in getting in shape and losing weight, I suggest figuring out why you want to do it’, writes Kevin O’Connor.
# Running
5 training, stretching and mobility tips that will complement your running
If you’ve taken up running in the New Year, personal trainer David Last has some useful advice.
# Don't sweat it
Bikram yoga is 'no more effective than yoga practiced at room temperature'
This type of yoga is carried out in a room heated to 35–42 degrees Celsius.
# new year new you
Catherina McKiernan's guide to taking up running in 2018
The two-time Olympian says having a goal in mind is key.
'Therapy and personal training taught me that it's impossible to run away from self-loathing'
In an ideal world, we’d be active because we love our bodies, not because we hate them, writes Rosemary MacCabe.
# Fitness
4 tips to help you plan for a healthy and active 2018
David Last’s signs off his last fitness column of the year with advice for how to make 2018 even better.
# Why always him?
The Dublin man who body doubles for Mario Balotelli and Usain Bolt
Having pursued a career in professional football and rugby, Paul Olima fell into the sports modelling industry.
# Checklist
Got a few big nights out planned? Here are some top fitness tips that will help this Christmas
Personal trainer David Last has advice to help you through a season of food, drink and partying.
# happy fitmas
Protein bar selection boxes to shakers - 10 fitness gift ideas this Christmas
Personal trainer David Last on what will be on every gym-goer’s wishlist this year.
# column
'Tis the season! Useful strategies to make sure you get a workout in even when tight for time
”Tis the season to stop being a punk ass b*tch and just get a workout done,’ writes personal trainer Dean Merton.