We visited Leinster Rugby, to find out the work that goes into ensuring the team are ready for action.
Gold Standard Workout Experience with Shaun Stafford, Steve Cook, and Lilly Sabri.
Congratulations to Jason Comley, Emma Rawlinson, and Stephen Grigg; winners of the Meet the Expert Physique category. They each receive a personalised training and nutrition plan from Team ON athlete Daire Curley to help them set the gold standard.
Congratulations to Eve Daeche, James Stringer, and Nathan Prout who have each won a personalised training and nutrition programme with Team ON athlete Tim Chase.
A sample exercise plan for those ready to move to the next level of their fitness journey.
Linda Illerstam's suggested exercise plan beginners
Team ON athlete Linda shares weight loss tips based on her personal experience.
Nutrition, training, and consistency. Team ON athlete and bikini competitor Linda Illerstam on approaching a weight loss programme.
Linda works hard to help her clients get in the best shape possible by creating tailored nutrition and fitness plans. As an ambassador for the new Optimum Nutrition OPTI-LEAN range here are her top tips for following a weight loss programme.
When it comes to weight loss there are three key elements they require attention. Firstly though, be aware of the difference between losing weight and losing fat. Attaining a firm and fit body does not necessarily equal losing weight. Muscle development and growth can mean people witness big changes in their physique while maintaining or even gaining weight. Personally I use both scales and body fat percentage measurements to get a more accurate insight into my changing physique. If I lose weight but do not lower my fat percentage it means I am losing muscle mass. This is actually counter-productive as it can slow down my metabolism and make it more difficult for me to burn fat. We’ve all heard it before and it is true: muscle weighs more than fat. So don’t get too preoccupied with the numbers on the scale. If your clothes start to feel loose and your body feels tighter – it’s WORKING!
Take a look at the ON blog for my top 3 factors to address when targeting weight loss, plus 5 quick tips for getting started, a 7-day workout schedule for both beginners and advanced stages, and a sample meal plan provided by ON nutritionist Dr Críonna Tobin.
Team ON athlete and WBFF Pro Joel Corry at The Club Gym, Glasgow.
Team ON athlete and WBFF European Male Fitness Model of the year Daire Curley tells us about what it takes to reach the top of his game.
Optimum Nutrition athlete, passionate about the health and fitness industry and a Digital Consultant.
Optimum Nutrition athlete, 121 Personal Trainer and competitive Bodybuilder.
Optimum Nutrition Athlete and 2013 UK Men’s Physique National Champion.
Optimum Nutrition athlete, reality TV star & 2016 WBFF Pro Fitness Model.
Optimum Nutrition Athlete, Irish 2016 Olympic weightlifting champion and ex-international sprinter.
Optimum Nutrition Athlete, a 2-time WBFF World Champion Fitness Model and gym owner.
Optimum Nutrition Athlete, IFBB Physique Pro and winner of the 2011 Bodybuilding.com Bodyspace Spokesmodel Contest.
Team ON athlete and personal trainer Daire Curley is now just six weeks out from taking the stage to compete at the WBFF European ProAm 2016 in London. Competing at this level takes months of dedication, preparation and genuinely true strength.