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How to Lose Belly Fat

Losing belly fat is a very common goal amongst people of all ages and lifestyles. Abdominal fat specifically is a very harmful type of fat as it has been linked with both type 2 diabetes and heart disease. It’s safe to say that many people are after that summer body but for others losing belly […]

Sports Series: Best Exercises For Cricket

In the third and final installment of this blog miniseries, I will touch on some of the best workouts and exercises to prepare for cricket season. Cricket is one of the most popular sports in Ireland, and there are numerous amateur leagues all across the country. Including these exercises in your everyday workout routine will […]

Benefits of Circuit Training

Chances are you have heard the words “circuit training” thrown around at the gym all the time and chances are that you have actually done a lot of circuit training in group classes whether you realize it or not. To clear the air and make sure we are on the same page, circuit training is […]

Best Low Impact Exercises

Are you new to a regular exercise routine? Do you have issues with weak or stiff joints? If the answer to these questions is yes, then there are a multitude of exercises that are low impact that will not damage your joints while still enabling you to get a great workout. When people are just […]

Best Supplements For Post-Workout Recovery

Post-workout recovery is paramount no matter what your fitness goal may be. Almost every fitness expert also agrees that the recovery phase of the workout is the most essential for developing muscle growth and performance. Training non-stop, five times a day is impressive, but it could actually be a detriment to your performance goals. If […]

What Are The Benefits Of Foam Rolling?

Many people have started to see widespread use of foam rollers at gyms across the country, but many people wonder what is the point? Some people think that foam rollers are only necessary after incredibly strenuous workouts and others do not know how to use them correctly. Foam rollers can be a great pliability tool […]

Best Exercises For Weight Loss

It has been estimated by many reports that as much as 30% of the world population is obese or overweight and this number only seems to be climbing. With so many people that are extremely overweight, there is also a large faction of adults that are trying to do something about it and lose the […]

Hot New Trends in the Fitness Industry

Every year, it always seems like there is something new that takes the fitness industry by storm. There is always new scientific findings that come to the forefront to influence behavior as well as advances in technology that can enhance your workouts. In this post, I will detail some the hottest trends in the fitness […]

Can I Run Without Losing Muscle Mass?

It is a commonly held belief among many that running will cause you to lose muscle mass. So, is this really true? The short answer is no, you can run and still build and maintain your muscle mass as long as you plan your workout routine accordingly. Alex Viada, a certified strength and conditioning specialist […]

How to Clean Your Rubber Gym Floor

Rubber is an extremely durable material and it’s properties of durability, shock-absorption and damage protection make it the perfect material to use for your commercial or home gym. One of the major benefits of choosing to equip your gym with a rubber gym floor is that it is actually extremely easy to clean and sanitize. […]

Technologies that can improve your workout.

As technology has continued to advance rapidly over the last few years, it’s become easier to track and enhance your workout. From counting steps to measuring the heart rate and even make a comprehensive training plan, there are plenty of new innovations that give us bountiful amounts of information after each workout we do. FitBit […]

What to offer to an athlete? 10 good ideas

Whether it’s for Christmas or a birthday, giving gifts to a sports fan can be a little complicated. We hardly dare to offer chocolates or snacks, and choosing clothes for someone, without knowing their size, is always a little complicated. So the question is: What to offer to an athlete as a gift? Here are […]

What is HIIT training? And what are these benefits?

HIIT training

HIIT training means “Hight Intensity Interval Training” or “high intensity fractionated training”. Ideal for working on your endurance and strength. The aim of this training is to approach the maximum intensity possible for short periods of time, it is recommended to carry out a check-up with the cardiologist before embarking on this type of activity. […]

CBD and Fitness – Natural Recovery like you’ve never seen before

Advocates claim CBD oil outweighs the benefits of modern medicine   Advocates have taken to the revolutionary road to smash the myths associated with CBD oil. The past decade has paved the way for researchers to explore the potential benefits cannabidiol, CBD, has on the human body. The main myth clouding CBD usage is does […]

Premium Hex Dumbbells

High quality, durable premium hex dumbbells that can be used for a wide variety of exercises and training can be made easier or tougher depending on the weight and number of reps. Dumbbells require more balance and control during exercises compared to barbells or machines – allowing for optimisation of kinaesthetic performance. As well as […]

5 Fitness Items Rick Could Really Use in the Walking Dead

Speaking hypothetically here, let’s assume that the world is completely overrun with zombies and the only way to survive is to smash your way through undead skulls and avoid getting bitten. Here at Fitness Equipment Ireland, we like to think that our stock of fairly priced fitness equipment would prepare you for anything- including a […]

Pumping Iron

We all know how easy it is to get attached to your dumbbells. If you use them often, they become something of an extension of your heart and soul. Your dumbbells are always there for you, helping you get in shape and motivating you to keep on pumping that iron. The other day I found […]

5 Everyday Exercises You Can Do at Work

It can be difficult to fit fitness into your life when you’re spending eight hours a day at work, two hours commuting, an hour or two cooking and eating, half an hour chatting with family/friends, an hour catching up on your weekly shows, and also somehow sleeping enough to function as a human being the […]

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