3 Exercises Every Firefighter Must Do!

  November 29, 2017

Before I got into the fire service (almost 15 years ago) I worked with athletes, some amateur, some pro.   The main goal of the training was to create workouts that would improve performance (and in some cases body aesthetics).  The first thing we would do is evaluate the motions and muscles needed in their sport,

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One of the Best Firefighter Exercises- Crawling

  April 13, 2016

You read that heading correctly, crawling is one of the best exercises for firefighters.   I actually think it is in the top 10 (you can find out my other 9 “best” exercises by clicking here).  Crawling is a great exercise to work core stability, strengthen the shoulder girdle plus it can help improve your

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Firefighter Exercise Upgrade- The Long Bar Row

  April 6, 2016

One of the muscle groups that is easily fatigued on the fire ground is your grip and your glutes. This exercise modifies the traditional one arm row to help improve grip and glute strength.   Why is this important?  Advancing hose line is taxing on your grip and challenges your core and glutes.  The long

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One of the Ten Best Firefighter Exercises- Farmers Carry

  February 24, 2016

We as fire rescue athletes are generally moving in unbalanced positions. Whether its climbing a ladder, pulling hose, or ventilating, we are usually in an unbalanced, split stance. Therefore one area of focus should be the deep balancing muscles of the core. These muscles play an important role in holding and stiffening the pelvis to

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Firefighter Exercise Upgrade- Stir the Pot

  December 3, 2015

This is the plank on steroids.  The “stir the pot” exercise is similar to the plank except you rotate your arms in a circle while on the stability ball.  This exercise will challenge  your core and complete shoulder complex.  You may want to start this exercise while on your knees then eventually move to the

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