Essential Components of a Fire Rescue Fitness Program….revisited.

  August 18, 2013

This is a re-post of one of my more popular articles that needs to be emphasized. Without proper planning, your fitness program may actually be setting you up for failure.  Read the article below…how does your current fitness program measure up? This blog topic is one near and dear to my heart and your career–Workouts

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The 5 Worst Exercises for the Fire Rescue Athlete

  June 24, 2013

Fire Rescue Athletes (firefighters, EMTs and paramedics) must be physically ready to act. The job entails lifting heavy objects (or people), climbing up stairs, dragging hoseline, hoisting ladders, along with other physically taxing movements. It is evident that in order to effectively do our jobs we must have a strong, balanced body. Workouts and especially

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High Intensity Cardio Challenges for the Firehouse

  June 5, 2013

Time is always been and will always be the number one reason we miss workouts.  As Fire Rescue Athletes, we work unusual hours and our workouts are often interrupted by calls.  Lately I’ve been creating and testing some highly efficient cardio interval workouts on my bootcamp classes and crew.  Today’s blog will give you  two

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Soda or Water in the Firehouse?

  May 18, 2013

There has been a huge decrease of soda consumption around the firehouse. There isn’t any good reason to substitute soda for water (read below). I personally gave up soda (including diet) six months ago and feel a ton better and have more energy. So, today I wanted to do a comparison of water to one of the

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Firefighter Fitness Motivation!

  April 2, 2013

Just a little reminder that fires aren’t the number one killer of firefighters….heart attacks and strokes are.  Approach your health and fitness like an athlete.  Train like a life depends on it….because it does. Enough said. Stay safe and healthy, Aaron Zamzow