Tabata Workouts for Firefighters

  March 18, 2014

Have you heard of Tabata?  This is an unusual style workout floating around a lot of gyms and firehouses lately.  I wanted to explain what it is and  how we, as fire rescue athletes, can incorporate it into an effective workout. “Tabata” is the name of a particular type of workout program that provides increased

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Firefighter Nutrition Tip…Don't Eat This

  March 14, 2014

Try to follow this eating pattern! Don’t Eat this Sweetener… One of the most evil products that is present in huge quantities in our food supply these days is high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Products that contain HFCS are highly modified from their natural state by mass processing to satisfy economical and/or food preservation needs.

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Firefighter Fitness Predictions for 2014

  February 9, 2014

Now everyone loves predictions and I’m no stranger.  After over 20 years in the fitness industry, I’ve seen my fair share of trends (remember leg warmers and step aerobics…).  Well, this year I’m going to put my experience to work and create some predictions.   Take a look! 2014 Fitness Prediction #1 – Shorter, High Intensity 

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10 Simple Rules For Fat Loss (2014 Edition)

  January 3, 2014

Would you agree that a leaner athlete is a better athlete?  I know this is a “loaded” question.  A lot of the answer has to deal with the sport in which the athlete is participating.  One thing that research shows is that a leaner athlete is a “more efficient” athlete.  When it comes to firefighters,

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Firefighter Fitness- Is CrossFit it?

  December 7, 2013

After reading the comments and getting responses to my posts about p90X, I decided it would be a perfect time to dissect the CrossFit fad that is popular in firehouses around the country.  I’ve worked in the fitness industry for over 20 years and have seen a lot of “fads” come and go.  Not to age myself

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