About Fire Rescue Fitness… My name is Aaron Zamzow.  I’m a Firefighter, Training Officer and EMT in Madison Wisconsin and a certified and degreed Personal Fitness Trainer and author.  I am the owner of Fire Rescue Fitness (www.firerescuefitness.com) a company dedicated to creating products and blogs focused on keeping Firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics in top…

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I like challenge or out-come based (OCB’s) workouts because:  #1 They are tough, #2 They are a great way to measure your level of fitness.  The last 3 years I have completed this special “Birthday” workout to help me measure my fitness and determine where I need improvement.   This particular workout doesn’t require a…

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Happy Holidays- Yes that time of the year where we have a tendency to overindulge and workouts seem to take second place to the holiday rush.   To combat the accumulation of holiday pounds I created this Fire Rescue Metabolic Workout..  This workout requires minimal time, maximal effort and will give you an extreme calorie burn…

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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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A couple weeks ago I published a blog post about “defining Firefighter Fit.” I appreciate the numerous responses and comments about this question (see that blog post here) and today want to follow up and add some more information and questions about this topic. One of the consensus opinions expressed when asked to define “firefighter…

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Last week I had such a great response to the exercise upgrade post (Alternate Arm DB Chest Press) I decided to make it a weekly post.  This week I’ll show you ways to change the row exercise to integrate more core and balance work.  Firefighters, emts and paramedics are constantly required to lift loads in very awkward positions. In…

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