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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Do you want to know how fit fire rescue athletes make nutritious meal choices?  Here are some shortcuts, go-to recipes, cooking suggestions and go-to snacks for making the life of a fire rescue athlete a little healthier. Eating healthy with a demanding job can be difficult.  Add in the fact that the firehouse is usually…

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Eating Out Guide for Fire Rescue Athletes Maybe it’s for business, maybe it’s for school, maybe it’s a date, maybe it’s a special occasion or maybe you and the crew don’t have time to prepare food.  It doesn’t matter. The last-minute restaurant meal will likely occur at some point.   Instead of sabotaging your health, here…

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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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Do you workout on shift?  Should you workout on shift and what is the best workout to perform?  How do you schedule your workouts around your shifts or calls? This is a major concern for the fire rescue athlete.  On one hand we know we should be working out to stay and get fit for…

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The last five years, I have been sponsoring the FRF “Fit for Duty” Challenge.  This past year there were over 100 submissions from firefighters, EMTs and medics from all over the world (the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand) that made some great fitness progress and helped change their lives with improved health and…

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