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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Are You Firefighter Fit? Most people, when asked this question, will normally think about how much weight they can lift or if the are overweight or not.  I argue that being “firefighter fit (fire rescue fit) is much more than that.  You may be able to lift heavy weights but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you…

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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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Balance, coordination, power, strength, cardiovascular recovery….all essential fitness traits of the “fit for duty” Fire Rescue Athlete.   If you are a Fire Rescue Athlete (or not) you need to plan your workouts to address each of these traits.  One of the most overlooked is balance and coordination.  As a trainer, I get asked how and when…

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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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Ultimate Fire Athlete Workout and the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation. Have you heard about the Cold Water Challenge?  Basically, its a challenge by firefighters to each other to video themselves taking a cold bucket of water to raise funds for the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation.  Well, recently my crew “called” me out… and I wimped…

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