The Most Important Firefighter Fitness Trait….

  September 14, 2015

     I often get asked by Firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics to evaluate their current fitness programs and to possibly give some suggestions. I always try to explain to the individual or group that in order to evaluate the program we must understand the physical demands of the job. Research conducted by York University (Ontario)

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The Ultimate Fire Athlete 9-11 Tribute Challenge Workout

  September 9, 2015

Every year around September 11th I like to take a moment and reflect on the significance of the day and honor those that sacrificed (and continue to sacrifice to this day).  I encourage you to do this workout, share your results and challenge others to do the same, at least once a year (on September

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The Best Core Exercise for Firefighters

  September 8, 2015

I hope I got your attention with the title of the post.  This is a debatable topic- The best core exercise for firefighters.  There are literally hundreds of different core exercise options but one thing we all can agree on is that a strong core is essential for “strong” movement.  And, that every aspect of

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FRF Labor Day Weekend Workout…

  September 5, 2015

Here is a great way to start your Labor Day weekend.   This is a little workout that will burn some early morning calories, ignite your metabolism, and make room for some good weekend food and spirits.  I always like to do some morning workout or fun run with the family )or the crew) on Holidays,

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Firefighter Exercise Upgrade- Shoulder Press

  September 2, 2015

This post shows you a way to  change the traditional shoulder press to a more fire ground functional exercise.   We, as Firefighters, emts and paramedics are constantly required to lift loads in very awkward positions. In order to prepare for these scenarios fire rescue athletes must focus their workouts on training not only on and

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