5 Ways to Get Leaner and Stronger on (and off) the Fireground.

  June 22, 2017

Attention Firefighters, EMTs and Medics (Fire Rescue Athletes). Would you agree that a leaner and stronger 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 and

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The Best Firefighter Workouts Have these Components.

  June 22, 2017

Attention Firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics! Without proper planning, your fitness program may actually be setting you up for failure.  This topic is one near and dear to my heart and your career–Workouts for Fire Rescue Athletes.  I’ve been in the fitness industry for over 20 years and in the fire service for over 12.  This

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What is the Best Firefighter Workout Program?

  June 13, 2017

This topic is near and dear to mine and your hearts and careers–Workouts for Firefighters and Fire Rescue Athletes. Over the last couple of months I’ve been researching, talking, tweaking and writing about some of the more popular workouts seen in firehouses across the world. Read the Pros and Cons of P90X (click here) and CrossFit (click here)

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Firefighters- Squat this Way…

  June 9, 2017

I often get emails and questions about ways to improve leg strength and recovery while in firefighting gear.  We all know that stairs and climbing are major fire rescue movements performed on the fire ground so… improve your leg strength and you could improve your performance on the fire ground.  One exercise in particular is

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5 Reasons Why Firefighters Should Love Water…

  June 4, 2017

Water is a firefighters best friend.  Not only because it helps to suppress fires and cool environments but also because it an essential element of performance.  Academies all over the country often talk about the importance of water for fire suppression but forget to mention how important it is “inside” the firefighter.  Here is a

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