Unilateral Training- One Great Way to Improve Firefighter Performance…

  May 4, 2018

Unilateral training (one weight) is very beneficial for firefighters, EMTs and paramedics. The fire-ground can be very unstable– icing conditions, high steps, inclines, all create challenges for the fire rescue athlete. To combat these unstable conditions you should be using unilateral training exercises. While training with both sides can be better for the ego by

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Firefighters- Are You Exercising or Training?

  March 27, 2018

Yes you read that correctly! Before I worked as a firefighter, I was a trainer in both large and small health clubs.  During that time I would see a lot of people exercising consistently and with good intensity but only make a limited amount of fitness progress.  Why? Because we are all creatures of habit

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Firefighter Tabata Workout Option to Improve Performance

  February 23, 2018

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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Top Five Fitness Trends in the Fire Service for 2018.

  January 31, 2018

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

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This Movement can Reduce Firefighter Injuries…

  March 7, 2017

I have a confession to make…sometimes I skip my active warm-up exercises when I workout. We are all guilty of it (admit it).  Let’s face it, sometimes you hit the gym or the workout room in the firehouse and are tired or short on time and will “sacrifice” the warm-up and stretching.   I do

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