How to Reduce Heart Disease in Firefighters…

  January 14, 2015

Its been very well documented that the leading cause of firefighter-on-duty deaths is related to heart disease. Therefore any information regarding decreasing the chances of heart disease are very valuable to the firefighting community. I’ve recently been researching the correlation between cholesterol and heart disease and have found some interesting correlations. The long-established dietary recommendations

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GET PAID TO GET FIRE RESCUE FIT!

  January 6, 2015

Over $1000 in cash and prizes will be given away to Firefighters, EMTs and Medics!  Don’t wait, get started today!   The purpose of the contest is to motivate firefighters, EMTs and Medics to change the unhealthy culture of the fire service.   Statistics show that the obesity rate in firefighters is higher than the general population.  Sadly,

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ON Shift–To Workout or Not?

  January 6, 2015

Do you workout on shift?  Should you workout on shift and what is the best workout to perform? This is a major concern for the fire rescue athlete.  On one hand we know we should be working out to stay and get fit for duty. Yet , if we burn out in the gym we

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The Spectrum of Firefighter Fitness, Where do You Fit In?

  December 15, 2014

This post is long overdue, I’ve been fortunate to present to firefighters throughout the midwest and talk to others from all over the world.  A common question that comes up in these conversations is “what is the best workout for me to follow?”  This is a loaded question and one that is not easily answered.

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Essential Firefighter Workout Equipment

  December 15, 2014

Essential Fitness Equipment for the Firehouse                 I get a lot of requests to address the “best” equipment to put in fire stations, which is the topic of today’s post.  Unfortunately, the biggest factor in firehouse gym set-up is price and budget so I will try to keep

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