Fast and Efficient Firehouse Challenge Workout…

Total Body 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 will increase your core temperature, improve range of motion and get you ready for the workout.  (Click here for a quick overview of the warm-up exercises).

Perform 2 circuits of the following 5 exercises:
1.  Chops (5-10 reps)
2.  Knee Hugs (5-10 reps each)
3.  Spidermans (5-10 reps each)
4.  Knees side to side (5-10 reps each)
5.  Quadraped Rotations (5-10 reps each)

After completing the warm-up go right into the workout.   The goal is to perform as many reps as possible of each exercise in 2 minutes.  Rest 1 minute between exercises.   If your just starting your fitness program or getting back into your fitness routine, you may want to decrease “work” time to 1 minute per each exercise with 1 minute rest.Count each rep, add up your total reps and that’s your score.  Form and quality reps count, poor form and “bad reps” do not.  Set this up as a challenge within your crew or department.  Try to repeat the workout every couple of weeks and improve the number of “quality” reps.
1.  Push ups
2.  Body Rows (click here to see this exercise).  You could also use a TRX or webbing.
3.  Prisoner Squats or tire flips (see picture at right)
4.  Medicine Ball Slams* against the floor or sledges against a tire
         *(use a 10 or 12 pound medicine ball)

Then, add this fun to the challenge…
The 4-mile Cardiovascular Challenge Workout
Here is a great way to challenge and assess your level of cardiovascular conditioning.  I like to call it the 4-mile challenge because you travel a total of 4 miles, how long and how you get there is up to you.
Here is how you do it, depending on your level of fitness you run and bike for a total of 4 miles.  If your pretty conditioned you should run 2 miles as fast as possible then bike 2 miles as fast as possible.  If you aren’t as conditioned you can run 1 mile then bike 3 miles.  The idea is to record your total time and try to improve on it from week to week.
Give them a try!
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