Fire Rescue Fitness Birthday Challenge Workout to Improve Performance

  February 21, 2018

I like challenge or out-come based (OCB’s) workouts because:  #1 They are tough, #2 They are a great way to measure your level of fitness and #3 they can improve performance (if they include an active warm-up and some stretching). The last 4 years (including this one) I have completed this special “Birthday” workout (on

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Stay Fit for Fire (and for Life) by doing these 3 things…

  February 19, 2018

Lets face it, plateaus happen.  There are certain days, months and weeks that you don’t feel like you are making any fitness progress.  Maybe you just took a vacation or had a rough shift and just don’t want to workout.     It doesn’t matter if you are a career firefighter, volunteer firefighter, an EMT or

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10 Simple Rules for Firefighter Fat Loss (2018 Edition).

  February 10, 2018

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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Top Five Fitness Trends in the Fire Service for 2018.

  January 31, 2018

Every year I try to take some time to evaluate current fitness trends in the general public and in the fire service.  I have been very fortunate to have some great connections in both industries, based on my research and numerous conversations with colleagues,  I’ve identified some of the fitness trends we are most likely

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How to Create a Firefighter Workout Schedule

  January 19, 2018

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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