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Competitor Spotlight – Shane Herlihy & Caroline O’Rourke

Our next people to go under the spotlight are a husband & wife team. They show that having a can do attitude, nothing is beyond the realms of possibility. Oh and they have some awesome kids too! We got chatting to Shane and Caroline at Quest Killarney, and already knowing most of their backstory, [...]

By | 2020-01-05T10:22:09+00:00 January 5th, 2020|Categories: Spotlight, Yoga/Pilates|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Yoga for Athletes – Part III

In a previous issue, we examined Tree Pose and all its magical benefits-one of these being that of enhanced focus and balance, using what is referred to in yoga as, ‘drishti’ or point of focus. This is where we fix our gaze on a stationary point, be it an object, an extended finger tip, our [...]

By | 2019-09-30T20:50:39+01:00 September 30th, 2019|Categories: Injury Prevention, magazine extract, Yoga/Pilates|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Yoga for Athletes – Part II

As far as yoga poses go, this beauty is highly underrated. To many the most obvious benefit from tree pose is balance, but there are so many hidden gems that lie within, that can be particularly benefit the adventure athlete. All forms of yoga are beneficial to the athlete. 1. BALANCE When people fall out [...]

Yoga for Athletes – Part I

As adventure racers we are conditioned to moving non stop from discipline to discipline, from biking to kayaking, hill running to paddle boarding. An inherent advantage of multi-sporting is that we tend to utilize and tap into a lot more muscle groups than many other single discipline sports. We work into the various anatomical planes, [...]

The Accidental Yogi by Laura O’Driscoll

Before Christmas, I noticed a new fitness class designed for Athletes being announced on Bookface which made perfect sense and I was surprised I hadn't heard of anything like it before. It was a yoga class designed to build strength and flexibility along with all the other good things you get through Yoga. These are key [...]

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