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3 Healthy Eating Tips for the Firehouse (or any house)…

Cooking in the firehouse for a bunch of hungry firefighters is not easy, trust me I know. In most cases we sacrifice health for taste to avoid complaints and heckling. But, in order to change the culture of the fire service (to a healthier one) cooks and food choices need to get better.  Here are 3 easy and healthy tips …

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Enter Your Results for the 2017 Fit for Duty Challenge by April 15th…

I don’t want you to miss out!  I’m giving away over $2500 in cash and prizes (TRX, the Pig forcible entry tool, Blastmasks, gift cards,etc.). Back in January the 2017 FRF Fit for Duty Challenge officially began. I hope you accepted the challenge and are seeing great results! Now, it’s time to let me know about those results and officially …

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Firefighter Performance- Stay Hydrated… Stay Alive

Heart attack and strokes are more likely to kill firefighters than an actual fire.  A recent research article just confirmed one of the major reasons why.   The research confirms that the physical demands of firefighting may trigger the formation of blood clots and impair blood vessel function — two factors associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke.  (You …

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4 foods that help firefighters combat heart disease…

Its been very well documented that the leading cause of firefighter-on-duty deaths is related to heart disease.  Recent research has discovered that more than 70% of US firefighters are overweight or obese (click here for the research), exceeding the national average for adults. Obesity and heart disease are a major threat to firefighter health and safety and is associated with …

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This Movement can Reduce Firefighter Injuries…

I have a confession to make…sometimes I skip my active warm-up exercises when I workout. We are all guilty of it (admit it).  Let’s face it, sometimes you hit the gym or the workout room in the firehouse and are tired or short on time and will “sacrifice” the warm-up and stretching.   I do not recommend EVER skipping your …

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Firefighter Birthday Challenge Workout…

I like challenge or out-come based (OCB’s) workouts because:  #1 They are tough, #2 They are a great way to measure your level of fitness.  The last 4 years (including this one) I have completed this special “Birthday” workout to help me measure my fitness and determine where I need improvement.   This particular workout doesn’t require a lot of …

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Add this Exercise to Improve Fireground Performance…

We as fire rescue athletes are generally moving in unbalanced positions. Whether its climbing a ladder, pulling hose, or ventilating, we are usually in an unbalanced, split stance. Therefore one area of focus should be the deep balancing muscles of the core. These muscles play an important role in holding and stiffening the pelvis to prevent it from bending and …

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10 Simple Rules for Firefighter Fat Loss (2017 Edition)

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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Get Paid to Get Fire Rescue Fit in 2017!

Over $2,500 in cash and prizes will be given away to Firefighters, EMTs and Medics!  YOU can Win and more importantly Motivate Others!   Don’t wait, get your program and get started today! The purpose of the contest is to motivate Firefighters, EMTs and Medics to change the unhealthy culture of the fire service.   Statistics show that the obesity rate in firefighters is higher than …

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Fire Rescue Fitness 300 Challenge Workout

This is a great 300 rep challenge workout that you can do in the firehouse with minimal weight.  The goal of the workout is to finish in the shortest amount of time possible, not by rushing your reps but by not resting….   All you need for this challenge workout is a stability ball and a weight.  The object of …