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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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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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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Today I wanted to piggy-back on my post about Saving Firefighters Lives (keep the comments and emails coming).  I know that in health and fitness sometimes the best results are obtained from the simplest advice.  So here goes, in my opinion the absolute best thing you can do to lose weight, get healthy, or live a…

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Are You Firefighter Fit? Most people, when asked this question, will normally think about how much weight they can lift or if the are overweight or not.  I argue that being “firefighter fit (fire rescue fit) is much more than that.  You may be able to lift heavy weights but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you…

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Fire Rescue Athletes are at a very high risk of back injury, as a matter of fact almost 50% of all firefighters will experience some type of back injury during their career.  Effective core training brings about a proactive approach to protecting your body and joints (especially your back) from injury. Core strength consists of…

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