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On-shift Firefighter Interval Workout

In cardio for firefighters, cardio interval fire fighting, fire rescue interval, firefighter interval workout by Zamzowfitness

I get a lot of emails asking for good workout options for the firehouse when on-shift. Working out on-shift is a major concern, you want to make sure you keep your body in good “fit for duty” condition but also want to make sure you have enough “left in the tank” to respond and perform in an actual response.  Over …

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Challenging Firefighter Crew Workout Option…

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Total Body “CREW” Challenge Workout. Here is a great assessment and/ or workout to challenge your entire body.  The workout does not require a lot of equipment so you can do it at the firehouse (or your house).  You can substitute these exercises if you want based on your available equipment. You must perform the active warm-up first.  This warm-up …

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Firefighter Fitness- Active Warm-up for Injury Prevention

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Flexibility is often the most overlooked component of a an effective firefighter workout program.  Incorporating flexibility exercises in your workout program has shown to help firefighter performance and reduce injuries by: Increasing physical efficiency and performance Increasing neuromuscular coordination Decreasing risk of severity of injury Decreasing risk of lower back pain Decreasing delayed onset muscle soreness Decreasing stress and tension What …

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Simple Stretches to Improve Firefighter Performance

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Stretching and flexibility are often taken for granted.  The older I get (over 40) the more I realize how valuable the flexibility and mobility components of a workout are.  Often skipped, I believe that a solid flexibility program (active warm-up, stretching and foam rolling) can greatly improve your performance on and off the fire ground. Today I wanted to give …

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Fit Firefighters Should Do This Everyday!

In firefighter exercise, firefighter fit, firefighter fitness, fit for duty by Zamzowfitness

Be Physically Ready for Duty- Your Daily Fitness Checkoffs. At the beginning of each and every shift firefighters, EMTs and medic meticulously go through and check their gear (or at least they should be) to make sure that it is ready for the challenges of the day. Our equipment must be functioning properly and our rigs must be fueled and …

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Firefighter Fitness- 5 Simple Tips to Get Lean and Strong

In firefighter eating guide, firefighter fitness tips, firefighter workout by Zamzowfitness

Would you agree that a leaner athlete is a better athlete?  I know this is a “loaded” question.  A lot of the answer has to deal with the sport in which the athlete is participating.  One thing that research shows is that a leaner athlete is a “more efficient” athlete.  When it comes to firefighters, this is a valid finding. …

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Are You doing This Exercise?

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I recently completed a FREE report of the “10 Best Exercises for Firefighters.” You can get a copy of all 10 exercises for FREE by Clicking HERE Now.  Here is one that made the list. The Side Plank- a great core exercise… 1. Plank(s) and variations of it.  —It’s no surprise that the one of the exercises on this list …

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Every Firefighter Workout Needs This…

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Attention Firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics! Without proper planning, your fitness program may actually be setting you up for failure.  Read the article below…how does your current fitness program measure up? This blog topic is one near and dear to my heart and your career–Workouts for Fire Rescue Athletes.  I’ve been in the fitness industry for over 20 years and in …

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Best Firefighter Exercise…

In back health for firefighters, best core exercise, best exercise for firefighters, fire rescue exercises by Zamzowfitness

I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 exercises for Fire Rescue Athletes.  This list is the culmination of over 10 years of research on fire-ground movements and over 20 years experience working with athletes. You can click here to get a copy of that list.   Here is one that made the list. Plank (s)—It’s no surprise that the …

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5 Reasons Every Firefighter Should do Yoga…

In firefighter injury prevention, firefighter movement, flexibility for firefighters, Uncategorized by Zamzowfitness

You may never thought the word yoga would be said in the in the same sentence with “firefighter.” If you ask someone who’s never done yoga what they think it involves, the usual response is “stretching and meditation.” It’s always great fun to see someone in a yoga class for the first time who thinks it’s going to be a workout …