Firefighter Workouts- The Importance of a Proper Warm-up

  January 24, 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 by: Increasing physical efficiency and performance Can you do this? Increasing neuromuscular coordination Decreasing risk of severity of injury Decreasing risk of lower back pain

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Eating Lean in the Firehouse- Rule #1

  January 19, 2015

Cooking for a group of hungry firefighters is not easy– if you don’t cook something tasty you will hear about it from your crew…for a long time.  To help firefighters, EMTs and Medics get their nutrition in check, I created the SOPs to Eating Lean in the Firehouse.  Here is one of the Rules to

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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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