Dublin star Philly McMahon reveals the key to achieving peak fitness in new WellGood blog 5 months ago

Dublin star Philly McMahon reveals the key to achieving peak fitness in new WellGood blog

Brought to you by KBC Bank Ireland.

Top tips to help you achieve your fitness goals.

How would you like to improve your health, fitness and wellbeing? KBC and Wellfest have organised a 30-day “WellGood” programme in the run-up to this year’s Wellfest on the 12 and 13 May.

The KBC WellFest 30-Day challenge will see tasks being assigned by performance psychologist Gerry Hussey, Dublin GAA star Philly McMahon and best-selling cookery author Roz Purcell. Philly will be offering fitness advice to anyone who signs up to the 30-day programme.

Philly McMahon reveals the key to achieving peak fitness

Day 8 Challenge: Read Philly McMahon’s “Fitness Fundamentals” blog post

In his first blog, Philly speaks about the three fitness fundamentals of nutrition, recovery and mindset. He also focuses on subcategories of strength, movement and body composition. He breaks down each section in more detail to help you understand its importance within the overall context of your fitness goals.

He points out the importance of having the right mindset when you’re trying to get healthy, both in terms of physical health and improved nutrition. He also focuses on the importance of the “power of choice” to help you retain a positive outlook and avoid negative thoughts.

The post covers the need to get your nutrition right if you want to get healthy. “You can’t out-train a bad diet” as the saying goes and cutting out bad food leaves you with two options – starve or be healthy.

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Philly adds that recovery is “one of the most underrated aspects of fitness.” Training can take its toll on your body so he looks at the importance of rest, recovery and pre-workout and post-workout stretching. He also focuses on the best way to build strength, improve your movement and what to aim for in terms of body composition.

Check out the full blog post here to learn the fitness secrets of an athlete at the top of his game, and complete one of this week's daily challenges.

The rest of the challenges

This week’s other daily tasks include observing a “no buts” day, doing your lunch prep for the week, a brain challenge from Gerry Hussey, a workout from Philly and trying a new recipe by Roz Purcell. Check out the weekly challenges calendar here.

Everyone who signs up to the KBC WellFest 30-Day challenge will automatically get updates on the challenges as well as free tips on nutrition, mindset, exercise and more.

Share your journey using #WellGood on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for a chance to win free tickets to WellFest 2018. Plus, everyone who follows the programme will get €5 off a weekend ticket to WellFest 2018.

You can sign up for the KBC Wellfest 30-Day Challenge here. Wellfest is Ireland’s largest health, fitness and wellness festival and it takes place on 12-13 May. Tickets for WellFest are available on their website.

Brought to you by KBC Bank Ireland.