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What Should YOU be Listening to Right Now?


  Podcasts are probably one of my favorite resources when it comes to learning new information. They are free, and there are millions of different podcasts on thousands of different topics. Podcasts can be listened to pretty much anywhere; in the car, bus or train on the commute to work, on an evening stroll or even as you are doing your meal prep. Podcasts are available on both Apple phones, via the Podcast App, and android phones, vi

Ego.


  Ego is a popular topic, especially in gyms.   We all know about the common egotist in the gym.   They come in, do a halfhearted warm up. Move onto the main section of their session and lift weights that are much too heavy, and with a technique, that even a beginner could tell is bad.   However, we are not going to talk about him.   We are going to focus on the other kind of ego lifter. &nbs

Training While Injured


  Injuries are a frustrating time. Not being able to do what you enjoy on a daily basis is disappointing to say the least, but unfortunately is a part of most people’s sporting or fitness journeys. Injuries are never an ideal scenario, but being injured does not have to be the end of the world. With most injuries, the injury itself is not the important factor, it’s the individuals reaction to it that will shape its impact.  

Nutrition Update


  3rd Edition Nutrition Challenge  At the beginning of the year, we ran the 3rd edition of the members in-house nutrition challenge. 44 members took part, making it the largest group we have had so far. Like the previous iterations, it began with a talk on the fundamental principles of good nutrition before starting into the 1 or 2-month options available. There were weekly challenges on varying topics (mobility and core work, mindful eat

May 2018 Athletes of the Month


Congratulations to Patrick and Camilla for being selected by our coaches as the athletes of the month.  Your hard work does not go unnoticed.  Keep up the good work!   Q&A with Patrick Foyle 1> Where are you from? I am from outside a town called Mountmellick in Co. Laois and have been living in Dublin for the last 20 years.  Ranelagh is now home. 2> When you're not at Perpetua what do you do for work and for fun?

More is Not Always Better!


  Training is a form of stress on the body. Therefore, we want to achieve the correct stress that promotes grow and adaptation rather than stress that kicks the system into overtraining and fatigue. On a daily basis, everyone is feeling stress in some shape.  To your surprise, exercise is a form of stress so it is very important that you know how to deal with it. Ideally, we want to achieve the minimum effective dose to ensure you can

What Supplements Should I Be Taking??


  It Depends… The End. Okay, okay, I’ll elaborate.  For this example lets use a couple of case studies and call them Joe and Susie. First, we will assume that they're both at the same gym and both following the same CrossFit style programming. However there are a couple of key differences we will examine.   Background Joe has been training for a few years now, he's in decent shape, eats well most of the time, trains 4/5 days