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# Fitness

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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.
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.
Put your best foot forward! A simple guide to the complex world of unilateral exercises
Personal trainer Dean Merton shares some in-depth advice, and stresses how beneficial this training is.
We go again! 5 steps to turn your fitness failings into successes after summer
Personal trainer Sarah Cremen on why it’s not a big deal if you fell off the wagon over the last few months.
Health and wellness tips for the busy working individual
David Last on why your mental health is just as important as your physical.
Watch and learn: Four simple hip mobility drills to reduce low back pain
Personal trainer Sarah Cremen shares, and demonstrates, her advice.
Move better for longer! Avoiding wear and tear is simple, and here's how
Warm up, vary your movements and don’t ego lift, writes personal trainer Dean Merton.
5 simple tools that will help your posture, mobility and flexibility - and how to use them!
David Last on why and what you should be doing in your warm up.
Let's take it outside! Go green with your fitness routine and make use of the great outdoors
‘In today’s world of technology, long office hours and stressful lifestyles, it’s as if we have all forgotten how to play,’ writes Sarah Cremen.
A great workout starts with a great warm up! But don't just warm up, RAMP up
Personal trainer Dean Merton shares some in-depth advice.
This fitness blogger is trying to bust the perception that low calories means healthy
Lucy Mountain posts food comparisons to prove there’s no such thing as healthy and unhealthy foods.
The four-in-one combo! Short and sharp workouts to do with little time and equipment
Get bang for your buck with these circuits!
'It starts the minute they get back to the dressing room': Recharging Ireland on a 3-day World Cup turnaround
After a massively physical clash with Australia, today was a day for loosening up in the pool and catching up on calories.
Fit and healthy, but clinically obese: The problem with body mass index
‘BMI has good utility in measuring health and disease risk in larger populations, but it alone does not determine your individual health,’ writes Sarah Cremen.
All in your head! 3 questions to ask yourself before setting foot in the gym
Painting a clear mental picture before attacking your goals head-on is hugely important, writes personal trainer Dean Merton.
Day by day, mile by mile, keep on building towards the 2017 Dublin City Marathon
There’s a half-marathon on your agenda very soon.
6 simple habits to make sure that you drink enough water
Staying hydrated is one of the basics. David Last explains how to get it right.
Diseased, broken and fatter than ever: How the health and fitness industry is failing us
‘At its core, the health and fitness industry exists to help others, but we’re doing a pretty poor job of it,’ writes personal trainer Sarah Cremen.
From not working hard enough to lack of honesty: 5 reasons you might not be seeing results
Personal trainer Dean Merton shares his opinion.
5 key fitness areas every rugby, GAA, and football player should focus on
Fitness trainer David Last takes you through the checklist you can’t afford to ignore.
12 things you'll understand if you're a reformed gym phobe
Feel the burn.
Sleep while you're alive! Lack of it negatively affects our bodies and there's one simple solution
Personal trainer Dean Merton shares his advice.
The Curragh is a formidable opponent but if at first you don't succeed, try, try again
Here’s the third of your fortnightly blogs as we build up to the Dublin City Marathon in October.
Not sure what to do in the gym? Here's a 60-minute basic workout that ticks all the boxes
Personal trainer David Last talks you through your next workout from start to finish.
Don't feel the burn! Your core and the enduring myth of spot reduction
‘There is no magical exercise that will result in the elusive six pack,’ writes personal trainer Sarah Cremen.
Going back to basics: 10 of the most important things to get right in your diet
Personal trainer David Last has 10 nutrition tips you should take on board.
'There were nights I couldn't sleep because I was thinking about the obstacles in our way'
Twelve months after first floating the idea of opening a new commercial gym in Kilkenny, TJ Reid shows The42 around his state-of-the-art facility.
Train hard, eat well and rest - when the results don't add up it's time to reassess your goals
Chasing goals such as a number on the scales is often a misplaced attempt at conforming to societal pressure, writes personal trainer Sarah Cremen.
How to put together an effective home workout training programme
If you can’t make it to the gym, there is always the option of training in the comfort of your own home, explains personal trainer Dean Merton.
Ireland ranks in the middle in a new study of the world's laziest countries
The average number of steps worldwide per day was 4,961.
Quality beats quantity and 14 other top training tips for the gym
David Last looks at some of the most basic but effective advice you can take on board.
It's still not too late to begin training for the 2017 Dublin City Marathon!
We’re just under 16 weeks out from the big event and if you start now, you can make it to the start line.
3 tips to aid injury prevention when you're in the gym
The purpose of training should be to make you function better, not break you down, writes personal trainer Sarah Cremen.
5 common hurdles you'll have to overcome in your training
You’re going to suffer setbacks along the way but personal trainer David Last has advice on how to get back on the wagon.
Living in the fast lane, both on and off the track: A day in the life of Ciara Mageean
The Olympian shares her training regime, nutrition plan and talks life in general.
Are you achieving your fitness goals? 3 keys to making progress in and outside the gym
Sarah Cremen’s latest fitness column is here.
Stay on the wagon! Top tips to keep on track fitness-wise this summer
At the end of the day, do what makes you happy, writes personal trainer David Last.
The time to start training for the 2017 Dublin City Marathon is NOW!
The event takes place in the capital on Sunday 29 October.
Time is everything as Ireland's World Cup countdown gathers pace
Maz Reilly tells us what it takes to get the Ireland engine room up and running.
Pregnant 'Wonder Woman' Montano takes more baby steps
The 31-year-old shrugged off sweltering conditions to line up in the 800m heats as the US World Championship trials.