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 predictions to give you solid resources that will get you "fit for duty." today I want to give you 3 (actually I threw in a bonus 4th) things you can do to stay fit in and out of the firehouse. These are very easy tasks and will help you get your fitness on-track.
Click the video below to discover the 3 Things you Need to Do to Stay Fit in the Firehouse.
Try to do these things every shift (and every day).
- Stay hydrated. Water is the source of energy, it helps in all metabolic processes and can decrease your chances of sudden cardiac arrest and stroke. Stay hydrated can also help boost performance. Try to drink 1/2 your body-weight in ounces of water a day!
- Stay Mobile. Try to do some stretching, foam rolling or even yoga every shift. The better you move, the better you perform. Mobility exercises are easy to do and don't require a lot of time or space. Personally, I like to foam roll a couple of times during each shift.
- Eat Real Food! This sounds like a no-brainier but our typical American diet is laced with many chemicals and sugar. Try to keep the foods you eat simple, minimize all the chemicals and really try to limit sugar. You will notice a difference in your performance and appearance!
And BONUS #4. Follow a plan. Approach you fitness like an athlete does. Have a plan when you workout and strive to improve your performance every day. Need a plan?
Fire Rescue Fitness has workout programs that will help first responders lose weight, gain strength, lose bodyfat and most importantly improve performance on (and off) the fire/rescue scene. To discover the best program for you, take the FRF workout quiz (click the link below).
Get back to basics, stay consistent with your workouts and nutrition and Get FRF (fire rescue fit).
Let me know how I can help you.