firefighter movement

The Best Fire Rescue Workout Program– The Great Debate

By Zamzowfitness | Oct 19, 2012

I figured with the presidential elections and debates going on I thought it was a good time to debate about something worthwhile (not that the election/ debate is not but after a while they all sound like “blah, blah, blah.”) This topic is one near and dear to your heart and career–Workouts for Fire Rescue Athletes.…

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Diet Soda in the Firehouse

By Zamzowfitness | Oct 10, 2012

Drink Diet Soda? There’s been a lot of discussion around the firehouse lately about the “dangers” of drinking soda and diet soda. The topic was started after I revealed my personal “diet soda” experiment.  Three years ago I wanted to know if diet soda was bad for you or just getting a bad rap.  My…

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Firefighter Nutrition- The Glycemic Index

By Zamzowfitness | Oct 2, 2012

Today’s post is important not only for the Fire Rescue Athlete but for anyone trying to stay strong and lean.  I often get nutrition related questions from people about the “best” foods to eat for staying lean.  These questions prompted some research and this post. In case you didn’t know, most diet programs revolve around…

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Firefighter Fitness Tips

By Zamzowfitness | Sep 27, 2012

Today I wanted to give you some great workout tips.  Over my years of training clients and athletes I’ve learned two very important fitness tips that will help you see and feel the best results. Tip#1. Recovery is Essential for progress.  I know that many firefighters, emts and paramedics like to challenge themselves during a workout…

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Fire Station Cardio Workout (Number #2)

By Zamzowfitness | Sep 19, 2012

A couple weeks ago I posted a cardio interval workout that can be performed at the firehouse with in about 15 to 25 minutes with minimal equipment.  Do to the great response (please keep the comments and emails coming) I put together another workout.   Once again this is an option for a firefighter/medic that has minimal…

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Firefighter Fitness Motivation

By Zamzowfitness | Sep 4, 2012

Are You Ready For Duty? My ultimate goal is to help firefighters, EMTs and paramedics prepare for the physical demands of the job.  I often perform research especially about firefighter fatalities and injuries.  Recently I was reviewing the fatality statistics for 2011 which motivated me to create this post. In 2011, firefighter fatalities included 27 career firefighters,…

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

By Zamzowfitness | Sep 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?

By Zamzowfitness | Aug 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

By Zamzowfitness | Aug 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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