Firefighter Fitness- Do this to REDUCE Injuries…

  October 8, 2015

Flexibility is often the most overlooked aspect of a an effective firefighter workout. Participating in an appropriate warm-up and cool down and stretching program has shown to help firefighter performance and reduce injuries by: Increasing physical efficiency and performance Increasing neuromuscular coordination Decreasing risk of severity of injury Decreasing risk of lower back pain Decreasing

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Trick or Treat….Why Sugar is Bad

  October 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

  October 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…

  September 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…

  September 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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