Its been very well documented that the leading cause of firefighter-on-duty deaths is related to heart disease. Therefore any information regarding decreasing the chances of heart disease are very valuable to the firefighting community. I’ve recently been researching the correlation between cholesterol and heart disease and have found some interesting correlations that are not regularly…

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Total Body “Progressive” Body weight Challenge Workout. I get a lot of requests for example workouts from the various Fire Rescue Fitness Programs.  This is one of the workouts you will find in the FRF Fat Loss for Firefighters Workout Program (click here to read more about this workout used by thousands of firefighters).  It…

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Are You Firefighter Fit? Most people, when asked this question, will normally think about how much weight they can lift or if the are overweight or not.  I argue that being “firefighter fit (fire rescue fit) is much more than that.  You may be able to lift heavy weights but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you…

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This topic is near and dear to mine and your hearts and careers–Workouts for Firefighters and Fire Rescue Athletes. Over the last couple of months I’ve been researching, talking, tweaking and writing about some of the more popular workouts seen in firehouses across the world. You can read about them here and here or listen to a great radio interview about this topic…

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This exercise changes the traditional row to integrate more core and balance.   We, as Firefighters, emts and paramedics are constantly required to lift loads in very awkward positions. In order to prepare for these scenarios fire rescue athletes must focus their workouts on training not only on and in stable positions (machines) but unstable…

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What do Fire Rescue Fitness Workouts and the Wisconsin Badgers Basketball Team have in common?   Before I answer that question, I need to explain a little about cardiovascular conditioning and VO2 max.  VO2max is a measure of the maximum rate at which an athlete’s body is able to consume oxygen when performing a specific activity,…

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