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Trick or Treat….Why Sugar is Bad

By Zamzowfitness | Oct 6, 2015

If your firehouse (or house) is anything like the one I work in its full of leftover candy and sweets. Now I must admit, I like a good treat now and then but often I have a very difficult time stopping with just one.  Why?  Sugar.  Its everywhere in almost everything and too much of…

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FRF Crew Challenge Workout

By Zamzowfitness | Oct 1, 2015

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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Start your Next Firefighter Workout with This…

By Zamzowfitness | Sep 24, 2015

Are you still warming up for your workout by jogging or biking or maybe not at all?  Each one of your workouts should start with specific active stretching movements.  In the past you may have skipped this part, but I assure you these exercises will help strengthen and even tone your body.  In fact, if you…

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10 Simple Rules for Firefighter Fat Loss…

By Zamzowfitness | Sep 21, 2015

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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Healthy Eating Tips for the Firehouse (or any house)…

By Zamzowfitness | Sep 16, 2015

Cooking in the firehouse for a bunch of hungry firefighters is not easy, trust me I know. In most cases we sacrifice health for taste to avoid complaints and heckling. But, in order to change the culture of the fire service (to a healthier one) cooks and food choices need to get better. Here are…

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The Most Important Firefighter Fitness Trait….

By Zamzowfitness | Sep 14, 2015

     I often get asked by Firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics to evaluate their current fitness programs and to possibly give some suggestions. I always try to explain to the individual or group that in order to evaluate the program we must understand the physical demands of the job. Research conducted by York University (Ontario)…

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The Ultimate Fire Athlete 9-11 Tribute Challenge Workout

By Zamzowfitness | Sep 9, 2015

Every year around September 11th I like to take a moment and reflect on the significance of the day and honor those that sacrificed (and continue to sacrifice to this day).  I encourage you to do this workout, share your results and challenge others to do the same, at least once a year (on September…

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The Best Core Exercise for Firefighters

By Zamzowfitness | Sep 8, 2015

I hope I got your attention with the title of the post.  This is a debatable topic- The best core exercise for firefighters.  There are literally hundreds of different core exercise options but one thing we all can agree on is that a strong core is essential for “strong” movement.  And, that every aspect of…

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FRF Labor Day Weekend Workout…

By Zamzowfitness | Sep 5, 2015

Here is a great way to start your Labor Day weekend.   This is a little workout that will burn some early morning calories, ignite your metabolism, and make room for some good weekend food and spirits.  I always like to do some morning workout or fun run with the family )or the crew) on Holidays,…

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