Challenging Firefighter Crew Workout Option…

  June 27, 2016

Total Body “CREW” 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

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Firefighter Fitness- Active Warm-up for Injury Prevention

  June 23, 2016

Flexibility is often the most overlooked component of a an effective firefighter workout program.  Incorporating flexibility exercises in your workout program has shown to help firefighter performance and reduce injuries by: Increasing physical efficiency and performance Increasing neuromuscular coordination Decreasing risk of severity of injury Decreasing risk of lower back pain Decreasing delayed onset muscle soreness

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Simple Stretches to Improve Firefighter Performance

  June 14, 2016

Stretching and flexibility are often taken for granted.  The older I get (over 40) the more I realize how valuable the flexibility and mobility components of a workout are.  Often skipped, I believe that a solid flexibility program (active warm-up, stretching and foam rolling) can greatly improve your performance on and off the fire ground.

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Fit Firefighters Should Do This Everyday!

  June 9, 2016

Be Physically Ready for Duty- Your Daily Fitness Checkoffs. At the beginning of each and every shift firefighters, EMTs and medic meticulously go through and check their gear (or at least they should be) to make sure that it is ready for the challenges of the day. Our equipment must be functioning properly and our

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Firefighter Fitness- 5 Simple Tips to Get Lean and Strong

  June 3, 2016

Would you agree that a leaner athlete is a better athlete?  I know this is a “loaded” question.  A lot of the answer has to deal with the sport in which the athlete is participating.  One thing that research shows is that a leaner athlete is a “more efficient” athlete.  When it comes to firefighters,

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