Tips to Achieve Your Desired Physique!

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July and August tend to be the busiest time of year for getting away to sun, sand and exotic climes. For many this means a frantic crash course of diet and exercise to shed a few pounds and feel that bit better about sporting that bikini or pair of Speedos. Of course no one should […]

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Buns – The New Guns!

Buns – The New Guns!

Are buns really the new guns? We recently caught up with USN Athlete Lydia Rees to get her take. The most common question I get asked these days is “How do I get a bigger butt?” Women nowadays no longer want to hide their derriere, but rather wear it with pride. This prompted me to […]

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USN 12 Week Training Challenge Success!

USN 12 Week Training Challenge Success!

USN employee Ben Copeland recently decided to partake in his own Body Makeover Challenge after a holiday that mainly consisted of eating & boozing, the result of which was about a stone gained in weight. “Once the holidays had ended I decided to take on the USN Body Makeover Challenge. My aim was to improve […]

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USN’s 8 Top New Year’s Resolution Tips

USN’s 8 Top New Year’s Resolution Tips

The New Year is upon us, a time where we stop to think about the year just gone, and to make resolutions for the year ahead. For this reason, we’re providing you with USN’s 8 top tips to help with your New Year Fitness Resolution… 1. Be Realistic This is possibly the most important thing […]

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Festive Fitness Tips

Festive Fitness Tips

Seasons greetings from USN! This is the time of year that it is very easy to lose your discipline and veer off track from those all-important, long-term fitness goals you’ve been striving for all year long. Follow these helpful tips and you can have your (Christmas) cake and eat it too if you simply strike […]

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Key Rugby Training Exercises

Key Rugby Training Exercises

For part 2 of our mini feature on rugby fitness & performance we’re providing a quick run down of some of the key exercises for those looking to improve at or begin taking part in rugby. Compound Exercises These are the powerful exercises which takes your training to the next level. It’s an exercise that […]

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Rugby Matchday Performance

Rugby Matchday Performance

Rugby is an enormously demanding sport which takes a huge toll both physically and mentally. As such, proper preparation is essential to being able to perform on the pitch week after week and remain fit and healthy. Jamie Bain, the strength & conditioning coach at USN sponsored Gloucester Rugby has outlined the prep involved on […]

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Nutrition for Women

Nutrition for Women

We all know that a balanced diet is essential to your general health and well being; however this is quite different for men and women. Any woman sticking to the following guidelines won’t stray far from achieving this: Ensure the range of foods you eat is varied Try to keep within a healthy weight range […]

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Mark Rohan’s Training Camp in UL’s Altitude House

Mark Rohan’s Training Camp in UL’s Altitude House

Altitude Camp For the second time this year I am setting up camp in The Altitude House in the University of Limerick for a pre World Championship training camp. My previous experience of altitude training took place in the same venue in January after a 12-week strength phase so I am looking forward to seeing […]

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Preparing for Endurance Events with USN

Preparing for Endurance Events with USN

First of all it is important to arm yourself with as much information about the event in which you are partaking as you possibly can. For example the Dublin and Clonakilty marathons are different animals and you can do all the flat training you like, but if you then discover that the course on which […]

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