Category Archives: Health

Scientific Proof of the Long Term Positive Effects of Personal Training

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Personal training is a valuable investment in your health and fitness, with many long-term benefits that can improve your quality of life. Regular exercise has been linked to a range of health benefits, including reduced risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers. Additionally, personal training can provide individualised support, motivation, […]

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Primal movements in personal training

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What are primal movements in personal training? Primal movements are basic, functional movements that are essential for everyday life and are often incorporated into personal training programs. These movements include squats, lunges, push-ups, and plank variations, as well as movements like bending, twisting, and reaching. The benefits of incorporating primal movements into a personal training […]

Weight Gain During Lockdown? – How to lose that weight

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UCD found that 1 in 3 Irish people gained weight during lockdowns. You’d be surprised how many steps you get in from just going to town or a shopping centre and just walking around and browsing. Travel restrictions hamper all of this background exercise that you do.  

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Exercising while Cocooning – Our Guide to staying fit at home

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If you are stuck at home cocooning, we put this guide for you. It works for those 50+, 60+ and 70+ as much as for any other age group. You can download the guide here and print it out. Here are some low-impact exercises if you are cocooning at home. Use a chair for balance […]

Personal Training for over 50s, 60s in Cork – Fitter, Stronger, Wiser

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Over 50s, over 60s – Fitter, Stronger, Wiser Feeling and looking good after 50? Possible and probable. If you really want it. At David Sisk Fitness our clients range in age from about 12 to 75. Many do have the same goal: fat loss; but many others want to do personal training with us because […]

Back Pain: Lower Back Pain, Upper Back Pain, we know all about it

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Back Pain is a pain in the… Back pain affects 80% of adults. I know from my own experience of living with back pain how debilitating serious back pain can be. A crushed disc in my neck in 1990, a ruptured L5-S1 disc with surgery in 2003 when I opened up Cork’s now longest running […]

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How to Lose Weight Fast – Should we be asking such a question?

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Why do you want to lose weight fast? So, weight loss. What’s it all about? For some it’s about health, for others it’s about looking better for others it’s something else. Why lose weight fast though. So rapidly as if once it’s gone, everything will be fine. Different cultures even have different views on fat. […]

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Pain leading to mood changes leading to changes in the body

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Many people facing daily chronic pain adopt various short-term strategies to cope but end up making their condition worse (Thernstrom, 2010). These strategies can lead to mood changes (anyone a bit short-tempered when in pain?) and even depression. These changes can lead to changes in body chemistry and the mind’s response to pain (Thernstrom, 2010). The […]

Sweet Relief From Trigger Point Therapy

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At David Sisk Fitness we usually write pieces that we hope might be of interest to people. Well, today, I’m writing about myself on holidays! Yes, I’m on holidays in the beautiful country of Croatia. Amazing weather, culture, mountains, sea, people, history, etc. But as a person who has had 2 disc operations and another disc […]

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