Essential Fitness Equipment for Fire Departments

  November 21, 2017

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

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FRF Special Workout to Honor Veterans…

  November 11, 2017

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.

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This 4-minute stretch can improve firefighter performance.

  October 30, 2017

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

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

  October 12, 2017

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

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Are you FRF (Fire Rescue Fit)?

  October 3, 2017

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

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