Cardiovascular Training for Firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics

  February 7, 2016

I heard someone once say running long and slow teaches your body one thing, how to run slow. If that’s all you’re after, you can stop reading; I don’t want you to be late for your water aerobics class.  But in our profession you need to move quickly and with purpose, I’m not saying that

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Firefighter Fitness Motivation…

  January 28, 2016

Here is a video I created as an intro my some FRF (Fire Rescue Fitness) presentations.  the goal is to get fire rescue athletes to understand the importance of treating their bodies like an athlete.  Eat right, train right and be fit for duty.  My motivation for staying fit is that I never want to

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Firefighter Tabata Cardio Workout

  January 25, 2016

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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10 Simple Rules for Firefighter Fat Loss….(2016 Edition)

  January 8, 2016

Would you agree that a leaner athlete is a better athlete?  I know this is a “loaded” question.  A lot of the answer has to deal with the sport in which the athlete is participating.  One thing that research shows is that a leaner athlete is a “more efficient” athlete.  When it comes to firefighters,

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Stop Exercising and Start Training to Get Fire Rescue Fit…

  January 5, 2016

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 intensity but only make a limited amount of fitness progress.  Why? Because we are all creatures of habit in the gym and out.  These

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