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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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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