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# fitness - Yesterday’s News

Why do cyclists shave their legs?

And you thought it was just to look good…

# fitness - Thursday 18 September, 2014

How much should an athlete drink to prevent dehydration?

IRFU high performance nutritionist Nora Ní Fhlannagáin is glad you asked.

# fitness - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

A tired mind can be just as troublesome as tired legs while training for a marathon

This week Aidan Curran discusses the mental side of running.

From TheJournal.ie Irish man to run marathon in Amazon to raise money for teacher with cancer Brazil

Irish man to run marathon in Amazon to raise money for teacher with cancer

The former teacher of his nephew has been diagnosed with mixed cell lymphoma, a very rare form of cancer, and he’s hoping to help cover the cost of her treatment.

# fitness - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Training Tech: 5 steps to losing your Man Boobs

A lot of men can handle having a belly, but from there on up is a much more sensitive subject.

Before you run, here’s eight important steps to keep in mind

It’s not quite as simple as one foot in front of the other but it’s not far off.

The best money you can spend to improve your fitness

We speak to exercise physiologist Trevor Woods about the benefits of lactate tests.

# fitness - Monday 15 September, 2014

What training should you be doing three weeks out from Tough Mudder Ireland?

Pat Divilly is back to help you prepare ahead of the event on 4&5 October.

Here’s the IRFU’s nutritionist explaining why you should always make time for breakfast

Listen carefully, this will make you a better athlete.

# fitness - Sunday 14 September, 2014

10 steps to help you get through your first triathlon

If you’re serious about performing well across three disciplines come this way.

Open Thread: Where is your favourite run in Ireland?

We want to hear where you like to stretch your legs.

‘I was unemployed and triathlon was the only thing I had’

We chat to Irish-based Czech athlete Tamara Maxantova about competing in the World Championships next month.

# fitness - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Column: How running helped me cope with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Doug Leddin will run in Las Vegas this year to raise awareness of the Irish Society for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease

# fitness - Friday 12 September, 2014

Here’s an all-round fitness circuit that will leave you absolutely reeling

We can’t promise you’ll enjoy yourself, but you can thank us later.

From TheJournal.ie Keeping muscle mass is more important than losing fat in avoiding GAA injuries Fighting Fit

Keeping muscle mass is more important than losing fat in avoiding GAA injuries

A study of GAA players has found that strength training should be year round, not just pre-season.

# fitness - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Hey cyclists, can you handle the toughest climbs in Ireland?

Clip in and drive on. But mind those sheep on the way down.

The cheapest and most effective energy drinks you can make at home

It’s thirsty work, looking this good.

# fitness - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

What training should you be doing four weeks out from Tough Mudder Ireland?

Pat Divilly takes us through a step-by-step programme ahead of the event on 4&5 October.

Stuart Olding returns stronger in both body and mind after ACL layoff

The Ulster tyro talked us through the little details that helped keep him sharp before attacking this season with Ulster.

What you need to know about carb loading

Get fuelled up for that run.

Training is the time to road-test anything new, you don’t want any surprises on Marathon Monday

This week Aidan Curran is even willing to talk to strangers in the pursuit of a solid running routine.

# fitness - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

26.2 tips to help you prepare for your next marathon

Don’t forget the Sudocream.

# fitness - Monday 8 September, 2014

Nike Is Saving A Ton Of Money On Its New Flyknit Shoes

Nike’s new Flyknit technology is saving the…

Are deep tissue massages worth the money?

It might be expensive but a massage could help you recover and reach that personal training target.

# fitness - Sunday 7 September, 2014

7 common causes of Achilles Tendon injury

From your feet to what you’re doing with them, take this advice to avoid a nasty injury.

5 stretches every runner should do every day

We can see your glutes!

Ryan Mullen on fast track to top of cycling

The Irish hope will feature in the Tour of Britain this week.

# fitness - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Charity fundraising still a marathon effort after negative publicity

Eoin Casey will run the marathon for the first time this Sunday for a very special cause.

‘Every day you know you’re going to be in pain’ — Jennings happy to see the back of pre-season

We asked the flanker about the difficulties of training hard as you get older and got a predictable response.

# fitness - Friday 5 September, 2014

Smart Training: Here’s the skinny on good fats

You can’t lose weight and stay fit simply by removing fat from your diet. But you can give your body fats that are more beneficial to your health.

10 ways to make you a faster cyclist right now

Get those funny looking shorts on and get out the door this weekend,

# fitness - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Training hard, training smart the key for these multi-discipline athletes

With so many events to train for, modern pentathletes follow a strict regime of aerobic and anaerobic running.

# fitness - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Marathon training? Make sure to try another race first, you never know what you might find

This experienced runner has some top tips if you’re planing on going the distance any time soon.

# fitness - Monday 1 September, 2014

Kick-start your fitness plan this week with some spicy chickpea burgers

Here’s a meal idea to help get your plans back on track tonight.

# fitness - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Ireland’s toughest ultra-cycle starts today, here’s where they’re headed

Just in case you fancy lending your support or a bed to the mad men.

# fitness - Saturday 30 August, 2014

‘After cycling 1100 miles, what’s another 250?’ An expert’s guide to surviving the Race Around Ireland

Donncha Cuttriss has completed the ultra-cycle three times. Here, he explains how it’s done.

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