Gym tips for St Patrick’s Day

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Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Brian O’Driscoll’s final farewell and the Six Nations win could make this the best St Patrick’s Day ever. And for the student crowd, you may well be hitting the bars tonight. But for dedicated gym-goers out there, St Patrick’s Day is just another day.

So here is how to make the most of it.

Drink lots

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Not to be consumed at once.

This one is pretty simple. Unless you drink lots during a working, you aren’t going to have a very good time. Dehydration can make you feel groggy, tired and will result in a poor workout.

Furthermore, it is important to replace the sweat in your body, as failing to do so can result in body heat changes than can lead to inefficiency, injury and sickness.

But make sure you don’t drink too much. Just drink when you feel you need to. As a guide one 500ml bottle should be enough.

Avoid being sick

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The leg day parking space

No one likes to chunder, but just like Mo Farah collapsed at the New York Half Marathon, people do sometimes reach their limit. A rigorous workout could leave make you feel queasy, but there is one extra simple way to avoid being sick on St Patrick’s Day.

Don’t do legs.

Instead, celebrate International Chest day too (for this year it is a Monday after all). Leg day often creates slow, zombie like creatures and brings on the DOMS for days.

If you are going to train legs, then perhaps take it easy this week. Try not to join the legions of inebriates who have drunk too much and can’t keep it in; try not to be sick.

Don’t over-do it

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Perhaps you should learn to walk first?

No one likes to chunder, but just like Mo Farah collapsed at the New York Half Marathon, people do sometimes reach their limit. A rigorous workout could leave make you feel queasy, but there is one extra simple way to avoid being sick on St Patrick’s Day.

Don’t do legs.

Instead, celebrate International Chest day too (for this year it is a Monday after all). Leg day often creates slow, zombie like creatures and brings on the DOMS for days.

If you are going to train legs, then perhaps take it easy this week. Try not to join the legions of inebriates who have drunk too much and can’t keep it in; try not to be sick.

Enjoy it with mates

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Stop laughing and start lifting

St Patrick’s Day is all about having fun, and going to the gym should be the same. So take a mate with you.

They can motivate you, keep you going and if you actually like them (as opposed to using them for a lift to the gym) you can reciprocate.

If you are lifting heavy weights, it is also a good idea to turn your gym mate into a spotter.

So have a good St Patrick’s Day. Drink plenty (of water), don’t over-do it and look after your mates. Most of all, try not to be sick, try and avoid leg day.

One thought on “Gym tips for St Patrick’s Day

  1. Will Sykes

    Great blog post, made me laugh quite a bit! I must say I’m nursing quite the hangover this morning, hope you guys at Supplement Centre had fun too. Squatting is out of the question today haha!

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