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Do These 3 Things to Stay Fit in (and out) of the Firehouse.

It seems like fitness information is coming from every angle these days.   Experts tell us that we need to “do yoga, do crossfit, do low intensity, do high intensity, do weights, don’t do weights.”  It can get to be very frustrating and in some cases overwhelming.  My goal with FRF is to sift through all the so-called research and experts …

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Are you FRF (Fire Rescue Fit)?

Are you FRF (Fire Rescue Fit)?  We all may answer that question differently.   The reason behind that question though is simple…   Are you ready for the demands of the day, of the job, of the tasks that you must do as a fire rescue athlete?  Sometimes our fitness gets away from us and we may not even realize it.    …

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What is your why?

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 like to take pride in …

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The Fire Rescue Fitness 9/11 Memorial Challenge Workout…

Every year around September 11th I like to take a moment and reflect on the significance of the day and honor those that sacrificed (and continue to sacrifice to this day).  I truly believe that one of the best ways to honor those that paid the ultimate sacrifice is to put forth the effort to be the “best” we can …

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5 Ways to Get Leaner and Stronger on (and off) the Fireground.

Attention Firefighters, EMTs and Medics (Fire Rescue Athletes). Would you agree that a leaner and stronger 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 and stronger athlete is a “more efficient” athlete. …

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The Best Firefighter Workouts Have these Components.

Attention Firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics! Without proper planning, your fitness program may actually be setting you up for failure.  This 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 the fire service for over 12.  This experience has given me the …

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What is the Best Firefighter Workout Program?

This topic is near and dear to mine and your hearts and careers–Workouts for Firefighters and Fire Rescue Athletes. Over the last couple of months I’ve been researching, talking, tweaking and writing about some of the more popular workouts seen in firehouses across the world. Read the Pros and Cons of P90X (click here) and CrossFit (click here) for Firefighters I’ve received a ton of …

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Firefighters- Squat this Way…

I often get emails and questions about ways to improve leg strength and recovery while in firefighting gear.  We all know that stairs and climbing are major fire rescue movements performed on the fire ground so… improve your leg strength and you could improve your performance on the fire ground.  One exercise in particular is very good at doing just …

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5 Reasons Why Firefighters Should Love Water…

Water is a firefighters best friend.  Not only because it helps to suppress fires and cool environments but also because it an essential element of performance.  Academies all over the country often talk about the importance of water for fire suppression but forget to mention how important it is “inside” the firefighter.  Here is a great info-graphic to post around …