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How to Reduce Workout Injuries in Firefighters

Reduce injuries with these fitness tips. Some people know exactly when it happened. They may have heard a pop in their shoulder, or felt like someone slapped them hard across the back of their leg. For others, it wasn’t a sudden snap that sidelined their workouts; it was just gradual overuse that caused joints or…

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Firefighters, Stop Exercising and Start Training…

Yes, You Read that Correctly. Stop Exercising and Start Training. Yes, you read that correctly! Before I worked as a firefighter, I was a trainer in both large and small health clubs.  During that time I would see a lot of people exercising consistently and with good intensity but only make a limited amount of…

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Fire Rescue Fitness Birthday Challenge Workout

Earn Your Cake with this Fire Rescue Fitness Birthday Workout. The last 5 years (including this one) I have completed this special “Birthday” workout (on my birthday..lol) to help me measure my fitness and determine where I need improvement.   This particular workout doesn’t require a lot of equipment and can be done at home…

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To Supplement or Not?

What supplements do you take? This is a common question that you hear around most gyms and firehouses this time of the year and one that I get a lot via the www.firerescuefitness.com blog and our FRF Facebook Page, so I wanted to briefly address what some good possible supplement options are.  I also wanted…

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Firefighters- Do this Exercise to Reduce Back Injuries

Back injuries suck. While not 100% avoidable, there are some things that you can do to prevent them. A lot of injuries of firefighters, EMTs and medics occur due to excessive torque on the back while twisting.  Moving patients to a cot, advancing heavy firehose, and carrying equipment all involve some twisting that can wreak…

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