Its been very well documented that the leading cause of firefighter-on-duty deaths is related to heart disease. Recent research has discovered that more than 70% of US firefighters are overweight or obese (click here for the research), exceeding the national average for adults. Obesity and heart disease are a major threat to firefighter health and
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Over $2,500 in cash and prizes will be given away to Firefighters, EMTs and Medics! YOU can Win and more importantly Motivate Others! Don’t wait, get your program and get started today! The purpose of the contest is to motivate Firefighters, EMTs and Medics to change the unhealthy culture of the fire service. Statistics show that the obesity
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.
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
How to Make Your Body Burn More Calories. Here is the low down on weight gain/loss. Metabolic Rate is the rate at which the body burns up calories. A body that consumes 2500 calories a day, and burns 2500 calories a day will stay at the same weight. A body consuming 2500 calories daily but