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Calories in alcohol and ways to squeeze in a workout - a fitness checklist for Christmas
Personal trainer David Last on ways you can enjoy the festive season, but not fall completely off the wagon.
# Fitness
Don't go completely overboard! 5 healthy habits to stick to over the festive period
You want to keep hold of the progress you’ve made during the year, writes David Last.
# Fitness
Don't let all the hard work go to waste! Tips to stay on track over the festive period
The most important thing is to enjoy the festivities but that doesn’t mean writing December off completely, writes personal trainer David Last.
# Fitness
How often should I train? Tips to help structure your weekly workout training programme
Personal trainer David Last on what he recommends clients to do on a weekly basis.
# more than a bulldozer
Leaner, lighter, faster, keener Healy reaching 'for new heights' in number 1 jersey
The loosehead decided to shed kilos and increase his agility after a successful summer tour.
# column
Christmas is coming! Here are 3 simple Autumn outdoor workouts to get you set
Get out of the gym and enjoy Autumn workouts in the great outdoors, writes personal trainer David Last
# lunch crunch
Poll: How often do you take a long walk?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
# Fitness
How to design an effective and smart workout plan you can stick to
There should be three main sections in every session, writes personal trainer David Last.
# column
Deadlifts are dangerous? No, being weak is dangerous!
Dean Merton shares his experiences with deadlifting in his latest column.
# 2017 dublin marathon
Five days to go! 8 tips to follow ahead of this weekend's Dublin City Marathon
All the hard work is done, but the nerves are starting to kick in. That’s all normal, writes personal trainer David Last.
# Running
So, you want to run faster? Here are 3 tips to help you improve your 5k time this winter
There are a couple of things you can incorporate into your training to shave a few seconds off the clock.
# Fitness
Progress doesn't need to be complicated and more thoughts from the bomb shelter
Storm Ophelia gave Dean Merton an extra bit of time for thought for his column this week.
# Fitness
No fads or quick-fixes, here are 5 tips to help you achieve your fitness goals
You can’t beat the basics — patience, hard work and consistency. It may be boring but it’s true, writes David Last.
# crisis
'Maths won't combat the obesity crisis, PE will'
PE teacher David O’Brien on what parents and schools can do to help.
# Fitness
Push yourself! Here's a simple push day routine for you to follow
Five exercises to try in the gym over the weekend.
# Running
Planning to run a 5k over the winter? Here are 10 training tips from two experts
John O’Regan and Mark Pollock on what to do and what not to do during your training weeks.
# Fitness
Can you pass these four simple mobility tests?
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.
# nutrition
The42 recipe book: Quick, easy and nutritious broccoli and apple salad
A perfect post-gym meal.
# Fitness
The four-in-one combo! Here's a simple pull day routine for you to follow
Have a look at these four exercises to include in your workout.
# Fitness
Consistency is key! 4 steps to help you focus on and achieve your fitness goals
Consistency is one of three important pillars which should feature in any fitness plan, writes David Last.
Opinion: 'An active child does not necessarily mean a fit child'
Unhealthy children are one of the biggest risks to a nation’s health, writes Professor Craig Williams.
# Fitness
How important is protein in our diets and how much should I be consuming?
It is involved in so many different functions and processes in the body.
# Fitness
Finish with a bang! 5 conditioning exercises to work up a serious sweat
This will test your fitness levels.
# Fitness
4 quick and easy drills to unlock your spine and move a little more freely
Sarah Cremen delivers your quick and easy mid back mobility fix.
# column
5 workout hacks that may just surprise you
*Or 5 things you stopped doing in favour of gimmicky nonsense.
# Fitness
Test yourself with these 3 challenging high intensity workouts
In this week’s column, David Last looks at the finishers guaranteed to get your heart pumping.
# nutrition
The42 recipe book: High-protein spinach and goats cheese frittata
Quick, easy and perfect for a post-gym meal.
# Fitness
Video: The 5-exercise core workout to add to your gym routine
Simple but extremely effective.
# column
'Fitspiration' and #fitspo: The good, the bad and the ugly
‘Be attuned to the potential downside that fitspiration can have on how we feel about ourselves and our bodies,’ writes Sarah Cremen.
# Workout
James Harrison is stronger than you and he's not afraid to show it
The NFL star warns others not to try this at home.
# Fitness
Master the basics! Core exercises for every fitness level which require no equipment
Personal trainer David Last shows us a range of movements you can perform at home or in the gym.
# Fitness
Why do we comfort eat and the 'toxic' hunger craving cycle
We are addicted to food and time and time again our goals and aims are sabotaged by cravings.
# Fitness
Looking good does not make you an expert - why online training is a trap
Sarah Cremen is not staunchly against online training, but there are better ways to spend your money.
# column
HIIT or miss! Does your cardio routine need a revamp?
You need cardio for Crossfit and here’s how to improve yours, writes personal trainer Dean Merton.
# Fitness
Looking good does not make you an expert - why online training is a trap
Sarah Cremen is not staunchly against online training, but there are better ways to spend your money.
# back to basics
5 very simple gym movements that people keep getting wrong
Technique, consistency, then intensity are the three steps for success, writes David Last in this week’s column.
# fitness challenge
Irish kids don't do enough PE so make it an exam subject says Olympian Thomas Barr
The Irish 400m hurdler believes PE should become part of the Leaving Certificate.
# Get walking
'Sitting is the new smoking': Health experts warn that Irish adults are not active enough
A new survey finds that the 18-24 age group may be the least physically active amongst all adults.
# Fitness
How often should you work out? Making sure you don't train too little, or too much, for your fitness goals
Dean Merton helps you to find the training load that’s right for you.
# Fitness
6 different ways to use the prowler you love to hate
Love the prowler’s versatility, and love the results it produces, writes David Last in this week’s advice column.