It’s that time of year again when the common cold and flu begins being passed from one person to the next. Each year the common cold affects the average person two times, and can affect the fire rescue athlete even more. The sneezing, coughing, sore throat, and runny nose leave you wanting to curl up
There are certain parts of the body that we, as fire rescue athletes, are more likely to injure. If you look at the statistics of firefighter injuries you would see that they most commonly effect the back, the shoulders, and the knees. Also, as society continues to become more sedentary and be glued to TVs
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.
Baseball season is now over. Congrats to the Chicago Cubs for FINALLY breaking their streak. I hope you enjoyed the game, the stress eating, the cocktails and treats that with this epic World Series. I do not hope you carry the extra weight and lethargy that can occur after an epic victory and party…
Firefighters, EMTs and Medics (Fire Rescue Athletes)…. 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