10 tips for fire rescue athlete

Hydrate for Optimum Firefighter Fitness

By Aaron Zamzow (ZAM) | Nov 13, 2014

I have posted this article a couple of times over the past 4 years on the firerescuefitness.com blog, I think it is one of the most overlooked aspects of firefighter fitness. Its starting to get cold outside (at least here in the Midwest) and its easy to think that hydration isn’t as important as staying…

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Goblet Squat for More Strength on the Fireground

By Aaron Zamzow (ZAM) | Nov 2, 2014

I often get emails and questions about ways to improve leg strength and recovery while in firefighting gear.  We all know that stairs and climbing are major fire rescue movements performed on the fire ground so… improve your leg strength and you could improve your performance on the fire ground.  One exercise in particular is…

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The Best Firefighter Workout?

By Aaron Zamzow (ZAM) | Oct 26, 2014

This topic is near and dear to mine and your hearts and careers–Workouts for Firefighters and Fire Rescue Athletes. Over the last couple of months I’ve been researching, talking, tweaking and writing about some of the more popular workouts seen in firehouses across the world.  You can read about them here and here.    I’ve received a ton of feedback about those articles…

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Firefighter Cardio Interval Workouts

By Aaron Zamzow (ZAM) | Oct 21, 2014

Cardiovascular fitness is obviously a very important concern for the fire rescue athlete (firefighters, paramedics and EMTs).  Lately I’ve been researching, creating, and  then performing a lot of 10-minute interval overhauls and wanted to share them with you today.  You can do one of these separately after a strength workout or combine all three for a good cardiovascular workout.  These only…

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Firefighter Workout- Progressive Bodyweight Challenge

By Aaron Zamzow (ZAM) | Oct 16, 2014

I get a lot of requests for workouts that require a minimal amount of equipment.  Here is a great Firefighter Bodyweight workout that doesn’t require a lot of equipment and is very efficient (like you need to be on a fire/rescue scene).Click on the video below for a recap. Please like, comment and share this…

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Fight Fire not the Flu….

By Aaron Zamzow (ZAM) | Oct 8, 2014

Its that time of the year again, the cold and flu season.  Each year the common cold affects the average person two times, and can affect the fire rescue athlete even more. The sneezing, coughing, aching, stuff head, sore throat, and runny nose leave you wanting to curl up under the bed covers. To avoid…

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One of the 10 Best Exercises for Firefighters

By Aaron Zamzow (ZAM) | Oct 1, 2014

I recently completed a FREE report of the “10 Best Exercises for Firefighters.” You can get a copy of all 10 exercises for FREE by Clicking HERE Now.  Here is one that made the list. The Side Plank- a great core exercise… 1. Plank(s) and variations of it.  —It’s no surprise that the one of…

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The Ultimate Firefighter 9-11 Tribute Workout

By Aaron Zamzow (ZAM) | Sep 4, 2014

Every year around September 11th I like to take a moment and reflect on the significance of the day and honor those that sacrificed (and continue to sacrifice to this day).  I encourage you to do this workout, share your results and challenge others to do the same, at least once a year (on September…

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Fat Loss Tips for Firefighters….

By Aaron Zamzow (ZAM) | Aug 20, 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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