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Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Fitness

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# column
Soak up the sun! Top tips to consider when training in warm weather
From the type of training to the best time of the day to work out, personal trainer David Last shares his advice.
# Fitness
A good start is half the battle: the 10-minute morning routine to set up your day
A busy life doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice our health, writes personal trainer Sarah Cremen.
# Memory
'The swim has been a great way to help us cope with our grief'
The 12th annual Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim takes place next month.
# mind over matter
'The way I faced up to my blindness and paralysis was just replicating what I'd learned through sport'
We caught up with two-time Commonwealth medallist, adventurer and cure for paralysis activist Mark Pollock.
# Change It Up
5 ways to change up your fitness routine this summer
Get outdoors while you can, writes personal trainer David Last
# wooooo
The impressive workouts Alison Brie did to get in shape for her new wrestling show
It is real!
# Fitness
A good start is half the battle: how to make your mornings a success
The quiet hours of the morning are the perfect time to get things done, writes Personal trainer Sarah Cremen.
# column
4 tips for keeping on top of your fitness goals while on holiday
Soak up that sun when you can, it’s good for you, writes David Last
# Fitness
Breathing easy: How appreciating the power of our breath can help us in the gym
Learning how to breathe fully and effectively is an undervalued practice, writes Sarah Cremen.
# Fitness
Three sessions, 4000 calories and 'way too much time' spent in the gym: A day in the life of Ireland's Fittest Man
Top Crossfit athlete Jamie Headon discusses his training regime and nutrition plan as he prepares for the Meridian Regionals.
# Equipment
5 essentials for your gym bag this summer
These pieces of equipment are relatively inexpensive, portable, and so versatile, writes David Last.
# column
Breathing easy: Using your lungs correctly helps unlock your fitness potential
Learning how to breathe fully and effectively is an undervalued practice, writes Sarah Cremen.
# Fitness
Get out and active! Full body workouts you can do outdoors this summer
Personal trainer David Last on how to bring your gym outside.
# Fitness
4 benefits of strength training for sport
Personal trainer Sarah Cremen on the reasons why we should be adding strength training to our programmes for endurance sports.
# Fitness
4 fitness tips to help keep you on track this summer
The good weather is here and we should all get outdoors and active, writes David Last.
# column
Quality not quantity: How to design the smartest and most effective training plan
Sticking to tried and tested methods is the best approach, writes David Last
# Ambition
The adventurers who took less than 3 days to climb Ireland’s 26 highest peaks
Shaun Stewart and Lonan O’Farrell chat to The42 about their incredible feat.
# it's how royce rolls
Living a life immersed in fitness while edging Clontarf towards further club glory
Clontarf’s Royce Burke-Flynn spoke to The42 about club rugby and splitting his day job between Crossfit and personal training.
# column
Separating the good, the bad and the ugly: The vital information for reaching fitness goals
With so much information online it’s important to stay vigilant, writes David Last.
# nutrition
The best thing to eat before and after you exercise, according to the physiologist behind the viral 7-minute workout
Fuel up.
# Fitness
Mobility, power and core strength: the 5-minute circuit every golfer should do to help their game
You too can play like Padraig Harrington by following these tips*
# cycle against suicide
Cycling the roads of Ireland to break the stigma surrounding mental health issues
Cycle Against Suicide CEO and radio personality Colm Hayes talks to The42 ahead of this year’s cycle.
# Fitness
Forget The Gym, forget the office! Dropping her 9-5 to pursue a life immersed in running
Forget The Gym’s Mary Jennings on her turbulent life and career, fitness and the Virgin Media Night Run.
# Fuel your engine
3 essential nutrition tips for GAA players to perform at their peak in the championship
Don’t rely on a few ham sandwiches and Jaffa cakes and expect to be at your best.
# Fitness
Rise and shine! Healthy habits for the early morning
Personal trainer David Last on how to start the day right.
Fitness goals: 'Be specific. Choose something concrete like running 5K in 30 minutes'
If the first quarter of the year hasn’t gone well, start re-thinking your fitness goals now, writes Carl Cautley.
# Fitness
Chocolate protein balls and paleo bars - Easter treat recipes for the fitness fanatics
Personal trainer David Last shares two of his favourite recipes.
# Fitness
5 of the most useful fitness apps and websites to help you achieve your goals
These resources are very easy to use and highly effective, writes David Last.
Column: 'I've discovered the joy of doing a fitness activity with others'
There is no ideal image that you must measure up to in order to become involved in fitness, writes Christine Allen.
# nutrition
Nutrition Q&A: We put your questions to one of the country's leading sports nutritionists
We spoke to Daniel Davey this morning.
# column
5 key things to look for when hiring a personal trainer
Your decision could mean the difference between achieving your goals or failing to reach your potential, writes Sarah Cremen.
# column
Short on time and equipment? Try these 5 excellent full-body workouts
You don’t need complex tools to make significant progress, explains David Last.
# nutrition
What is whey protein and do we need it in our diets?
Your first port of call for protein should be from real food sources and not supplements, writes David Last.
# Fitness
'It's not just about physical fitness, it's about mental fitness': Anna Geary
The former Cork captain on fitness, nutrition and her life since stepping away from the inter-county scene.
# nutrition
Stuck for healthy snack inspiration? Try these 3 quick and easy recipes to keep hunger at bay
The only real difference between a snack and a whole meal should be portion size; it should still have a good balance of protein, carbs and fats, writes Sarah Cremen.
# Fitness
'Too fat' to work out some say? Why body-shaming is the worst thing you can do at the gym
‘When you walk into a gym, regardless of your size or your goals, you have a right be there,’ writes life coach Sarah Doyle
# Fitness
It's all about technique! 4 of the most common exercises performed incorrectly
Personal trainer David Last on the mistakes he often sees in the gym.
# Fitness
Short and sweet, but effective! The 20-minute hotel (or home) workout
Ever find yourself with restricted space at home or away, and in need of a workout? Sarah Cremen has you covered.
# Fitness
'We have athletes but they can’t play, we've produced robots'
Leading strength and conditioning coach Mike McGurn talks fitness and nutrition, and brings us through his turbulent career.
# Fitness
Balancing 5 disciplines and burning 4000 calories daily: A day in the life of Natalya Coyle
The modern pentathlete talks fitness, Rio 2016 and brings us through her rise to where she is today.