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3 Exercises Every Firefighter Must Do!

Before I got into the fire service (almost 15 years ago) I worked with athletes, some amateur, some pro.   The main goal of the training was to create workouts that would improve performance (and in some cases body aesthetics).  The first thing we would do is evaluate the motions and muscles needed in their sport, then provide exercises that would …

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Healthy Turkey Loaf for the Firehouse

Tis the season for Turkey…loaf.   I know how difficult it can be to find some good staple healthy meals for the firehouse (or any house for that matter.)  Here is a great recipe that I use.  It is easy to prepare and takes only 30 minutes.  Add a salad or some vegetables to the plate and you have a great …

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Get Fire Rescue Fit- Thanksgiving Workout Option

Happy Thanksgiving!  Here is a great “FRF” way to celebrate.  This is a little workout that will burn some early morning calories, ignite your metabolism, and make room for some good Thanksgiving food.  I always like to do some morning workout or fun run with the family on the Holidays, I find that I feel better all day and don’t …

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Essential Fitness Equipment for Fire Departments

I get a lot of requests to address the “best” equipment to put in fire stations, which is the topic of today’s post.  Unfortunately, the biggest factor in firehouse gym set-up is price and budget so I will try to keep this in mind.  First off, I want to address the what we don’t need in firehouse gyms.  I actually …

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FRF Special Workout to Honor Veterans…

Today I have a special Firefighter Challenge Workout to honor America’s true heroes….our Veterans.   Thank you for your service and sacrifice! This workout is 11 minutes of strength exercises followed by an 11 minute cardio interval (11-11 for Veterans Day).   The exercises can be changed based on available equipment and level of fitness.  Of course, make sure you …

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This 4-minute stretch can improve firefighter performance.

Mobile and flexible athletes move more efficiently and can be less likely to suffer injury.  Unfortunately, from my research I have found that stretching is the most often “skipped” part of an athlete’s workout.   For one, it’s done at the end of the workout when you just want to be finished.  And, for two, it can be boring.  To combat …

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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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Take the “Get FRF” Challenge and Win Cash and Prizes…

Over $1,500 in cash and prizes will be given away to Firefighters, EMTs and Medics this Fall!  YOU can Win and more importantly Motivate Others!   Don’t wait, get your program (click here) 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 …