Firefighter Exercise Upgrade- Shoulder Press

  October 20, 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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Combating the Obesity Epidemic in the Fire Service…

  October 19, 2015

This is scary…We need to change. Rates of overweight and obese individuals in the fire service are higher than those found in the general public, according to a new study. + Researchers looked at the body composition of both career and volunteer firefighters across the nation, with overweight and obesity rates ranging from 73 percent

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Healthy Eating Tips for the Firehouse (or any house)

  October 15, 2015

Some of my more popular posts lately involve nutrition around the firehouse (or any house).  I was doing some research for my next article (stay tuned for that) and came up with some quick and easy “healthy eating” tips that any fire rescue athlete can apply.   Take a look at these and see how you

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Firefighter Fitness- Combating the Obesity Epidemic in Firefighters

  October 14, 2015

This is scary…We need to change.   Rates of overweight and obese individuals in the fire service are higher than those found in the general public, according to a new study. + Researchers looked at the body composition of both career and volunteer firefighters across the nation, with overweight and obesity rates ranging from 73

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Do This to Be a Stronger Firefighter….

  October 13, 2015

Balance, coordination, power, strength, cardiovascular recovery….all essential fitness traits of the “fit for duty” Fire Rescue Athlete.   If you are a Fire Rescue Athlete (or not) you need to plan your workouts to address each of these traits.  One of the most overlooked is balance and coordination.  As a trainer, I get asked how and when

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