crossfit firefighters

A First Responders Guide to Cortisol

By Aaron Zamzow (ZAM) | May 31, 2022

What is cortisol and why do you need to know about it as a first responder? This great post from FRF will explain and answer that question and, most importantly tell you how to manage it for better health.

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22 Reasons First Responders Need to Exercise

By Aaron Zamzow (ZAM) | May 23, 2022

As a first responder, you need to face the fact that exercise and good health are essential for performance and career longevity. Here are 22 reasons that confirm why every first responder needs to consistently exercise.

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Five Fitness Tools for First Responders

By Aaron Zamzow (ZAM) | May 12, 2022

We as first responders rely on many tools to help us perform the tasks required on the emergency scene.
One common trait about all these tools is that they all require a physically capable body to operate them.   Here is a great post from FRF with the fitness tools that every first responder should be using to help them perform when needed.

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Improve Upper Body Strength and Performance with this Movement

By Aaron Zamzow (ZAM) | Apr 19, 2022

What makes an exercise “functional” for firefighters, EMTs, and medics? In this post Aaron Zamzow from FRF shows us an example with the kneeling shoulder press. This is a great exercise to work the postural muscles of the shoulders and upper back and core. Click to link to hear more…

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Improve Core Strength and Reduce Back Pain with These Exercises

By Aaron Zamzow (ZAM) | Mar 21, 2022

These three exercises can dramatically improve the way you move on and off the fire/ rescue scene. They can also reduce back pain and improve core strength. Are you doing these?

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The Top Five Fitness Apps for First Responders

By Aaron Zamzow (ZAM) | Mar 1, 2022

We, as first responders (firefighters, EMTs, and medics) face many challenges and stress. A continued exposure to stress can take a toll on our physical and mental health, making it imperative that we find ways to continually manage our physical and mental health. One way is to embrace technology and find apps and platforms that can help. In today’s world, there are countless fitness apps to choose from. So, which one should you download if you’re a firefighter?

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The Best Gifts for First Responders

By Aaron Zamzow (ZAM) | Jan 4, 2022

One of the best gifts to give yourself or those you care about is something that promotes good health and fitness. Whether it be for yourself or someone else, here are some of the best gift ideas for any first responder.

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Fitness Tips for First Responders- The Holiday Twelve!

By Aaron Zamzow (ZAM) | Dec 25, 2021

These twelve fitness tips will help you survive the holidays and thrive in the new year! Commit to improving your health and fitness this year! Your family, your crew and your community are counting on you. This is the year to build your first responder resilience.

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Healthy Firehouse Pancake Options

By Aaron Zamzow (ZAM) | Dec 5, 2021

Pancakes, a staple in the firehouse brunch or breakfast menu yet rarely a healthy option. That is until now. Take a look and try these healthy firehouse pancake options. Your crew and/or family will not know the difference.

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