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Fish for Sports

Getting active is a great way to boost energy and mood as well as help to keep you bursting with health. Exercise also helps you to build and maintain strong, healthy muscles. Whether you are heading out for a walk or taking on something more ambitious like a triathlon, a good eating plan can help you get the most out of your exercise.  Fish is a great way to add the protein and minerals you need to help you build and maintain normal healthy muscle.

Fab Fitness Tips from our John West Feile Ambassador 2016 and 2017 Dublin GAA star Philly McMahon

Whether you are just thinking of getting active or have a good routine already, I think having a goal to go

after is so important. We all have our own motivation for exercise and when it

becomes harder after a few weeks, it is important to reflect on why you are

doing this. If you do happen to miss a session or two, don’t be too hard on

yourself, just get back on the horse and start enjoying it again. Exercise

needs to be enjoyable

1. Stretching/Mobility

Stretching is a huge part of my daily routine with Dublin GAA. I would

focus on all the key muscle groups and would spend at least 20 minutes a day

stretching. It is a key part of injury prevention and no matter what type of

physical activity you are involved in, don’t neglect this important area. If

you can, I would invest in a foam roller which is excellent at relieving

tightness and soreness in muscles after exercise.

2. Nutrition

Your body is like an engine and unless you put the right fuel in there,

you are not going to get the results you want. I love protein pancakes so I'm

hooked on them as a breakfast. Favourite lunch would be something high in

protein and minerals such as a tuna salad. The John West range of no drains,

twists and fusions are so handy to use and come in great flavours. I eat on

average 3 meals per day and On training days, I would look to increase my

carbohydrate intake.

3. Hydration

It is so important to stay hydrated during the day. This can be quite

difficult for people who are either out on the road or busy going from meeting

to meeting. I would bring a water bottle or shaker with me at all times in case

I can’t get access to water or know that I will be in a lengthy meeting. You

should be looking to drink at least two litres of water per day.

4. Skills

To become better at any type of sport you need to practice, there is no

substitute for it. I would spend a lot of time working on all aspects of my

game including kick passing, hand passing and marking my man. I would advise

any person to write down the areas they want to improve on and focus on each

one as best you can. Over time you will begin to see small improvements in all

these areas which will lead to a significant overall gain.

5. Mental Preparation

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