How to Reduce Obesity in Firefighters…

  June 12, 2018

This is scary…We need to change. Rates of overweight and obese individuals in the fire service are higher than those found in the general public, according to a new study.  Researchers looked at the body composition of both career and volunteer firefighters across the nation, with overweight and obesity rates ranging from 73 percent to

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How do you Define Your Why?

  May 31, 2018

Why do you workout? Why do you, or should you make healthy choices?  The answers to this question are different for different people.  For me, personally, I workout and stay fit because I never want to tell my crew, my family or my department that;  “I was not fit enough to accomplish my task.” I

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Workouts that Incorporate Fireground Movements and Boost Metabolism…

  May 29, 2018

I believe that interval training is very applicable to what we do on the fire ground. What are intervals? In their simplest form, they’re short bursts of high intensity exercise separated by periods of lower intensity effort.   One of the unique components of all FRF workouts are, what I call, afterburners and/or interval overhauls. They

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How to Reduce Heart Disease in Firefighters

  May 21, 2018

Its been very well documented that the leading cause of firefighter-on-duty deaths is related to heart disease. Therefore any information regarding decreasing the chances of heart disease are very valuable to the firefighting community. I’ve recently been researching the correlation between cholesterol and heart disease and have found some interesting correlations. The long-established dietary recommendations

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Get Ready for Summer with this Metabolic Firefighter Workout…

  May 16, 2018

Its now almost Summer (I hope).  Time to get into your summer uniform.  I hope it still fits… I do not hope you carry the extra weight and lethargy that can occur after a long winter.  We all have a tendency tendency to overindulge throughout the winter and workouts seem to take second place during

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