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    Dr Ciarán Ó Catháin
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Landed home to the best delivery EVERRRR from my favourite brewery @beavertownbeer 😍 Not only do they make amazing beers but check out that t-shirt 😝💀🤘🏻Thanks guys ❤️
Landed home to the best delivery EVERRRR from my favourite brewery @beavertownbeer 😍 Not only do they make amazing beers but check out that t-shirt 😝💀🤘🏻Thanks guys ❤️
Amazing what can be achieved in 16 weeks! Keeping things much leaner as I try to grow this time 💪🏻👌🏻want to Join the team? Email skulpturescience@gmail.com  25% off till Monday 💪🏻#itsgrowtime #improvementseason #skulpture #skulpturetips #building
#throwback To a more Orange time 😂.... still a few spaces left on Skulpture online training! 25% discount off your first two months ends Monday!...This is far more than a training plan, at Skulpture we pride ourselves on teaching our clients how to introduce sustainable habits into their lifestyle so they can continue to improve their physiques far beyond the scope of their membership with us! This is as much about educating our clients as it is about making physical changes.ps email in Bio ⚡️ #followthescience #teamskulpture #skulpture #flexfriday
#throwback  To a more Orange time 😂.... still a few spaces left on Skulpture online training! 25% discount off your first two months ends Monday!...This is far more than a training plan, at Skulpture we pride ourselves on teaching our clients how to introduce sustainable habits into their lifestyle so they can continue to improve their physiques far beyond the scope of their membership with us! This is as much about educating our clients as it is about making physical changes.ps email in Bio ⚡️ #followthescience  #teamskulpture  #skulpture  #flexfriday 
⚡️⚡️25% off all of Skulpture online plans till  Monday ⚡️⚡️... want to  make long term sustainable changes ?? Or are you an athlete that wants to improve performance?? Email skulpturescience@gmail.com and join the team! Spaces are filling up fast 😝💪🏻 #skulpture #teamskulpture #followthescience
⚡️⚡️25% off all of Skulpture online plans till Monday ⚡️⚡️... want to make long term sustainable changes ?? Or are you an athlete that wants to improve performance?? Email skulpturescience@gmail.com and join the team! Spaces are filling up fast 😝💪🏻 #skulpture  #teamskulpture  #followthescience 
⚡️⚡️How to make exercises more Quad dominant ⚡️⚡️... The primary function of the Quads is knee extension. This means that if you increase the range of motion about the knee you can increase  the time under tension of the quads. Furthermore, during multi-joint movements if you focus on initiating the concentric portion of the movement with extending  the knee, and the eccentric portion of the movement with knee flexion ( as opposed to hip extension and flexion), you can increase the work completed by the quads! Here I have adapted a kick back machine into a quad /knee extension dominant leg press! I am focusing on pushing my foot up and extending the knee instead of pushing my foot away from me, and then making sure I break at the knee before the hip on the return movement! #skulpture #skulpturetips #legday #training
⚡️⚡️How to make exercises more Quad dominant ⚡️⚡️... The primary function of the Quads is knee extension. This means that if you increase the range of motion about the knee you can increase the time under tension of the quads. Furthermore, during multi-joint movements if you focus on initiating the concentric portion of the movement with extending the knee, and the eccentric portion of the movement with knee flexion ( as opposed to hip extension and flexion), you can increase the work completed by the quads! Here I have adapted a kick back machine into a quad /knee extension dominant leg press! I am focusing on pushing my foot up and extending the knee instead of pushing my foot away from me, and then making sure I break at the knee before the hip on the return movement! #skulpture  #skulpturetips  #legday  #training 
You will when you believe - Mariah Carey #wordstoliveby #idol #sundayfunday #inspired
Awesome night In Leeds! Time for a quick HIIT session before another day of exploring in the sun 😍☀️ #weekendvibes #summer #sundayfunday #sun #boohoo #allsaints #lovelyleeds #outlaw #everlastingliquidlipstick #kvdbeauty #tattoos
She cute or whateva' #goals #womancrush #weekendvibes #vibes #vibe
Great start to a week end in Leeds @laynesespresso with @stina_cawley!! #foodporn #healthyeating #healthyfood #nutrition #weekendvibes #breakfast
#transformationtuesday On the left, low Kcals, low strength, and No Beer... On the right, a lot more kcals, strength increasing weekly, and most importantly BEER 😝😝🤘🏻#transformation #skulpture #skulpturetips #balance #nutrition #training #healthyeating
Hair gains 💁😂.....email skulpturescience@gmail.com to join team Skulpture and get my best selfie tips 😜😂 #Skulpture #skulpturetips #selfie #photooftheday
⚡️Post-Comp Recovery ⚡️One of very few photos of a different colour Ciaran 😂...One of the biggest challenges of competing  is reversing out of the large deficit associated with prep and returning to a more sustainable BF%. Doing this effectively is extremely important as it influences hormonal recovery. To date there has been very little research on this post competition period but a recent study by Trexler et al. (2017) has elucidated some of the confusion/ anecdotal evidence surrounding this. A few take home points from this study are as follows: (1) overfeeding immediately post competition is unlikely to cause changes in fat mass or lean mass as glycogen is preferential stored (due to the previously depleted state). Changes in body mass immediately post comp are therefore predominantly due to increases in body water. (2) Regaining lost fat mass in the 4-6 weeks post comp is an important factor in ensuring Resting Metabolic Rate returns to normal.
(3) This comes with the caveat that rapidly gaining excessive fat mass may slow the rate  of testosterone recovery in males. Therefore gaining weight at a modest pace in a controlled manner is advisable. 
Thanks to @helms3dmj  for an awesome review of this study in the most recent issue of MASS 💪🏻 #throwbackthursday #throwback #throwbackthursdays #skulpture #nutrition #science #research #healthyeating
⚡️Post-Comp Recovery ⚡️One of very few photos of a different colour Ciaran 😂...One of the biggest challenges of competing is reversing out of the large deficit associated with prep and returning to a more sustainable BF%. Doing this effectively is extremely important as it influences hormonal recovery. To date there has been very little research on this post competition period but a recent study by Trexler et al. (2017) has elucidated some of the confusion/ anecdotal evidence surrounding this. A few take home points from this study are as follows: (1) overfeeding immediately post competition is unlikely to cause changes in fat mass or lean mass as glycogen is preferential stored (due to the previously depleted state). Changes in body mass immediately post comp are therefore predominantly due to increases in body water. (2) Regaining lost fat mass in the 4-6 weeks post comp is an important factor in ensuring Resting Metabolic Rate returns to normal. (3) This comes with the caveat that rapidly gaining excessive fat mass may slow the rate of testosterone recovery in males. Therefore gaining weight at a modest pace in a controlled manner is advisable. Thanks to @helms3dmj for an awesome review of this study in the most recent issue of MASS 💪🏻 #throwbackthursday  #throwback  #throwbackthursdays  #skulpture  #nutrition  #science  #research  #healthyeating 
@stina_cawley clearly not impressed by the gains 😂 #restingbitchface #skulpture #nutrition #flexing #armworkout #backday
Go check out @stina_cawley new work page for make up #inspo... if you saw the thumb I wake up beside, only then would you recognise the extent of her talent 😝😂
#girlgotskills 
#Repost @thedublincollective1 (@get_repost)
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💀First up is our 70's grunge queen @stina_cawley. With over 10years experience in the makeup industry, she 100% qualifies to make anyone look like a ridebag for a night out. Pop in to have your makeup done by our resident 'Poe hoe queen' .💀
Go check out @stina_cawley new work page for make up #inspo ... if you saw the thumb I wake up beside, only then would you recognise the extent of her talent 😝😂 #girlgotskills  #Repost  @thedublincollective1 (@get_repost) ・・・ 💀First up is our 70's grunge queen @stina_cawley. With over 10years experience in the makeup industry, she 100% qualifies to make anyone look like a ridebag for a night out. Pop in to have your makeup done by our resident 'Poe hoe queen' .💀
Do you track macros or get your clients to track macros? If so what is the end goal? This is something I have been thinking about a lot recently! Is the end goal to track macros forever? This doesn't seem likely or sustainable for most! If so what is the goal? Is it to educate people about portion sizes and the macronutrient breakdown of food so they can eventually make better food decisions without tracking? If so what is your strategy to transition people from counting to a more intuitive eating approach? Do you slowly loosen the degree of tracking by moving away from tracking all macros to protein and kcals only? Then eventually to kcals only, while being conscious of hitting protein targets? To eventually being able to eat intuitively and make food decisions that essentially lead you to hitting macro targets you may have previously been assigned? Would love to hear some input into this and what your guys thoughts are 😊👌🏻 #skulpture #nutrition #food #healthyeating #macros
Do you track macros or get your clients to track macros? If so what is the end goal? This is something I have been thinking about a lot recently! Is the end goal to track macros forever? This doesn't seem likely or sustainable for most! If so what is the goal? Is it to educate people about portion sizes and the macronutrient breakdown of food so they can eventually make better food decisions without tracking? If so what is your strategy to transition people from counting to a more intuitive eating approach? Do you slowly loosen the degree of tracking by moving away from tracking all macros to protein and kcals only? Then eventually to kcals only, while being conscious of hitting protein targets? To eventually being able to eat intuitively and make food decisions that essentially lead you to hitting macro targets you may have previously been assigned? Would love to hear some input into this and what your guys thoughts are 😊👌🏻 #skulpture  #nutrition  #food  #healthyeating  #macros 
Momma Ó C is the BEST 😍 macro friendly curry jammed with veg 😍😍 #thanksmom #nutrition #healthyeating #foodporn #foodie #deliciousfood #nomnomnom