Firefighter Exercise- The 4-point Opposite Arm/Leg Raise

  September 2, 2012

I love a good challenge.  Lately around the firehouse I’ve been challenging my crew with new workouts and exercises.  One exercise that is fairly difficult has become a crew favorite.  The 4-point Opposite Arm/ Leg Raise is a great exercise to strengthen the core, the shoulders and help develop better balance and coordination.  Give it a

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To Workout or Not, That is the Question?

  August 22, 2012

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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Foam Rolling for Better Fitness

  August 6, 2012

People tend to measure how effectively they’ve worked out by how sore they are the following days.  Let me ask you:  How good is a workout that leaves you so sore that you can’t workout for the next 3 days?   What most people don’t realize is that your body improves and adapts to stress on

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Fire Station Workout- Intervals for Cardiovascular Fitness

  July 22, 2012

I’ve had a lot of requests for workout options that can be performed at the station with minimal equipment.  Here is an option I created for a firefighter/medic that has no equipment and only some stairs and a parking lot. This can be used as a cardio interval training workout day (for those following the

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Exercise Upgrade for the Fire Rescue Athlete- Captain Morgan Bicep Curls

  July 3, 2012

Firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics frequently lift heavy object whether it be a cot, a hose line or a heavy piece of equipment.   Lifting heavy objects can take its toll on the body if you are not trained for it but Fire Rescue Athletes have to lift heavy objects in awkward positions.  Today’s exercise upgrade addresses

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