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Nutritional Myths around the Firehouse…

Today I wanted to post about nutrition, more importantly on some of the biggest nutritional myths floating around firehouses (and other houses).  Eat this, don’t eat that…there is so much misinformation on nutrition that it can get to be overwhelming and frustrating.  Take a look at 4 of the biggest nutritional myths, hopefully they can clarify some things for you. Myth #1 …

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The Spectrum of Firefighter Fitness, Where do You Fit In?

This post is long overdue, I’ve been fortunate to present to firefighters throughout the midwest and talk to others from all over the world.  A common question that comes up in these conversations is “what is the best workout for me to follow?”  This is a loaded question and one that is not easily answered.  The answer depends on numerous …

Firefighter Workout- Progressive Bodyweight Challenge

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 video! Here is a recap …

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The Firefighters Daily Fitness Check off…

Be Physically Ready for Duty- Your Daily Fitness Checkoffs. At the beginning of each and every shift firefighters, EMTs and medic meticulously go through and check their gear (or at least they should be) to make sure that it is ready for the challenges of the day. Our equipment must be functioning properly and our rigs must be fueled and …

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One of the Top 10 “Best Exercises” for Firefighters, EMTs and Medics

I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 exercises for Fire Rescue Athletes.  This list is the culmination of over 10 years of research on fire-ground movements and over 20 years experience working with athletes. You can click here to get a copy of that list. Here is one that made the list. 1.                 Plank (s)—It’s no surprise that the …

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One of the Top 10 "Best Exercises" for Firefighters, EMTs and Medics

I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 exercises for Fire Rescue Athletes.  This list is the culmination of over 10 years of research on fire-ground movements and over 20 years experience working with athletes. You can click here to get a copy of that list. Here is one that made the list. 1.                 Plank (s)—It’s no surprise that the …

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Soda or Water in the Firehouse?

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 more popular soft drinks….Coke.  Sometimes …

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10 Fitness Tips for the Fire Rescue Athlete

Every year around this time I am asked for the “best” fitness tips to make the new year a healthy one.  Over the years this list has changed and evolved but for the most part if you are a Fire Rescue Athlete you need to be doing these 10 things. 10 Fit Tips for the Fire Rescue Athlete Use these …