Fire Station Workout- Intervals for Cardiovascular Fitness

  June 24, 2015

I’ve had a lot of requests for workout options that can be performed at the station with minimal equipment.  Here is an option I created for a firefighter/medic that has no equipment and only some stairs and a parking lot. This can be used as a cardio interval training workout day (for those following the FRF Workout Programs) and/or as a good workout to get the blood flowing.   Give it a shot!

This is a great interval to perform at the firehouse, it doesn’t require a lot of equipment and is very short in duration yet effective.  The work intervals can be adjusted to your level of fitness.  Beginners should perform 20 seconds of work followed by 40 seconds of rest for each exercise.  Intermediates should perform 30 seconds of work followed by 30 seconds of rest and advanced (Firefit) athletes should perform 40 seconds of work followed by 20 seconds of rest for each exercise.

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Perform an active warm-up for 6 minutes, then set your interval timer and do (in any order):

  • Mountain climbers
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Run in place or jump rope
  • Burpees
  • Prisoner Squats
  • Side to Side (jumps or steps)

Beginners should repeat 1 more time (2x total)
Intermediates repeat 2 more times (3x total)
Advanced repeat 3 more times (4x total)

Cool down with 5 minutes of stretching and foam rolling and some easy walking after you complete your circuits.

Please comment with any suggestions.

Stay safe and healthy,

Aaron Zamzow

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