Diet Soda in the Firehouse

  October 10, 2012

Drink Diet Soda? There’s been a lot of discussion around the firehouse lately about the “dangers” of drinking soda and diet soda. The topic was started after I revealed my personal “diet soda” experiment.  Three years ago I wanted to know if diet soda was bad for you or just getting a bad rap.  My

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Firefighter Nutrition- The Glycemic Index

  October 2, 2012

Today’s post is important not only for the Fire Rescue Athlete but for anyone trying to stay strong and lean.  I often get nutrition related questions from people about the “best” foods to eat for staying lean.  These questions prompted some research and this post. In case you didn’t know, most diet programs revolve around

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Firefighter Fitness Tips

  September 27, 2012

Today I wanted to give you some great workout tips.  Over my years of training clients and athletes I’ve learned two very important fitness tips that will help you see and feel the best results. Tip#1. Recovery is Essential for progress.  I know that many firefighters, emts and paramedics like to challenge themselves during a workout

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Fire Station Cardio Workout (Number #2)

  September 19, 2012

A couple weeks ago I posted a cardio interval workout that can be performed at the firehouse with in about 15 to 25 minutes with minimal equipment.  Do to the great response (please keep the comments and emails coming) I put together another workout.   Once again this is an option for a firefighter/medic that has minimal

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Firefighter Fitness Motivation

  September 4, 2012

Are You Ready For Duty? My ultimate goal is to help firefighters, EMTs and paramedics prepare for the physical demands of the job.  I often perform research especially about firefighter fatalities and injuries.  Recently I was reviewing the fatality statistics for 2011 which motivated me to create this post. In 2011, firefighter fatalities included 27 career firefighters,

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