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Dublin: 12 °C Saturday 1 November, 2014


# fitness - Today’s News

Why I went an entire month using only my body as transport

Can imagine going 31 days without using cars, trains or any type of vehicle? Well, we certainly can.

# fitness - Yesterday’s News

12 medicine ball exercises that will give you a great full body workout

We’ve broken them down into exercises that will work all of your body’s major muscle groups

Thinking of heading out for a run? Here’s what you need

Thinking of heading out for a run? Here’s what you need

What do you need for a 10k run?

# fitness - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Looking for a natural fitness supplement? We have just the thing

Mo Farah used it in The Olympics, so it must be good.

Wondering what to bring on a long cycle? We have you covered

You won’t be left wondering what to bring on that long cycle again.

# fitness - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

# fitness - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

From Business ETC Google challenges Apple HealthKit with its own fitness app Let's Get Physical

Google challenges Apple HealthKit with its own fitness app

Google Fit will sync with all Android Wear devices and can bring health and fitness information from different services and apps together.

Want to get fit? Here’s why you should consider working with a coach

Cycling and triathlon coach Simon Walsh explains the advantages.

# fitness - Monday 27 October, 2014

You know you’re obsessed with cycling if…

You have more bikes than you do ex-girlfriends for starters.

13 great pics from today’s Dublin City Marathon – featuring Lego man and Gooch Cooper

Kenyan’s Eliud Too and Esteher Macharia claimed the honours in the men’s and women’s races respectively.

Run In The Dark training plan: the battle to stay focused and motivated

Training expert John O’Regan on the toughest steps on your run; the couple out the front door.

Talent is important but the path to the NFL goes through the weight room

We spoke to the University of Central Florida’s director of strength and conditioning.

# fitness - Sunday 26 October, 2014

26 songs for 26 miles: Here’s your Dublin City Marathon playlist

A lot of people listen to music when they run so we’ve helpfully put together a potential playlist for tomorrow’s Dublin City Marathon. You’re welcome.

# fitness - Saturday 25 October, 2014

10 thoughts you’ve probably had while out for a run

Or how to go from feeling like Mo Farah to Homer Simpson in five easy miles.

10 last-minute marathon panics every runner has

With the Dublin Marathon taking place on Monday, here are some feelings that every amateur athlete will relate to.

# fitness - Friday 24 October, 2014

This ain’t for the faint-hearted! A runners’ guide to preventing the dreaded chafing

If you’re even contemplating a long run, this is an essential read.

Here’s why box jumps are just awesome

This exercise requires a tremendous amount of fitness and power to carry out.

How to make a winter training plan you can actually stick to

That morning jog you love in summer can become a chore in winter.

# fitness - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Training and love coffee? Here’s what you need to know Fyi

Training and love coffee? Here’s what you need to know

A study by American scientists Riley and Buxton found that up to and including four coffees a day doesn’t actually dehydrate you.

10 things you’ll need to set up a homemade gym

A conservative estimate is probably €1,000 in terms of cost, but we reckon we can kit you out for a third of that.

# fitness - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

This diet will make you feel less tired, more energetic

Warning: there is absolutely no coffee in this diet.

Excitement and sleep will dominate your final week of marathon preparation

This week Aidan Curran guides us through the final few days before the big race.

How to put on five kilos of muscle

Devour the carbs after training and more useful nuggets of information.

# fitness - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

The 10-exercise workout that’ll completely floor you

Try this session once a week and we guarantee you results….rapid ones.

# fitness - Monday 20 October, 2014

How much protein do sportspeople need?

Jean Murphy, a Dublin-based dietitian, has some advice for athletes.

Chaos as India marathon leaders miss turn, take the bus

They had to borrow money for the fare.

Stop and think about how far you’ve come on road to success

Measuring improvements in your fitness levels is vital, writes John O’Regan.

# fitness - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Sports Film of the Week: Desert Runners Reel Stories This post contains videos

Sports Film of the Week: Desert Runners

Make an hour or two in your life for this – you won’t regret it.

Beijing marathoners don face masks to battle smog

You don’t get this in the Phoenix Park.

# fitness - Friday 17 October, 2014

Hit this number of miles and you need to buy yourself a new pair of runners

One of the country’s top middle-distance athletes on when to buy new footwear.

# fitness - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Four exercises you can do during the ad break

Work on your core instead of getting the kettle on during Homeland.

# fitness - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Running up that hill is as much a mental challenge as a physical one in a marathon

This week Aidan Curran looks at the Dublin City Marathon’s hills.

6 of the world’s toughest endurance events

Peru’s Jungle Ultra is mostly downhill, dropping 10,500 feet from the cloud forest down into the Amazon.

# fitness - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

4 ways to boost your immunity and prevent colds this winter

Your sleep, vitamins and vaccines are important factors to keeping you healthy.

# fitness - Monday 13 October, 2014

NBA player will get a $500k bonus if he doesn’t gain 5 pounds in the next 6 months

Boris Diaw has one of the best, most unusual, contract clauses.

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