Have you heard of Tabata? This is an unusual style workout floating around a lot of gyms and firehouses lately. I wanted to explain what it is and how we, as fire rescue athletes, can incorporate it into an effective workout. “Tabata” is the name of a particular type of workout program that provides increased
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Every year I try to take some time to evaluate current fitness trends in the general public and in the fire service. I have been very fortunate to have some great connections in both industries, based on my research and numerous conversations with colleagues, I’ve identified some of the fitness trends we are most likely
Nutrition plays a very large roll in your health and fitness. Unhealthy eating habits have contributed to the obesity epidemic in the United States and especially in the fire service. A poor diet is associated with major health risks that can cause illness and poor performance when it counts. Poor nutrition can contribute to heart disease,
It’s that time of year again when the common cold and flu begins being passed from one person to the next. Each year the common cold affects the average person two times, and can affect the fire rescue athlete even more. The sneezing, coughing, sore throat, and runny nose leave you wanting to curl up under
Today I have a special Firefighter Challenge Workout to honor America’s true heroes….our Veterans. Thank you for your service and sacrifice! This workout is 11 minutes of strength exercises followed by an 11 minute cardio interval (11-11 for Veterans Day). The exercises can be changed based on available equipment and level of fitness.