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10 Simple Rules for Firefighter Fat Loss (2018 Edition).

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, this is a valid finding.   …

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Top Five Fitness Trends in the Fire Service for 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 to see in departments this …

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How to Create a Firefighter Workout Schedule

Do you workout on shift?  Should you workout on shift and what is the best workout to perform?  How do you schedule your workouts around your shifts or calls? This is a major concern for the fire rescue athlete.  On one hand we know we should be working out to stay and get fit for duty. Yet , if we …

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Get Strong and Lean with this FRF Bodyweight Workout.

It can be very difficult to try to stay “fit for duty” on vacation,  during the Holidays,  or if you  don’t have access to a lot of equipment.  This workout will help you stay FRF (fire rescue fit) on vacation or when you are at a firehouse that doesn’t have any fitness equipment.    I actually performed this workout when on the …

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Get Fire Rescue Fit in 2018! Win Cash, Prizes and Motivate Others…

Over $3,000 in cash and prizes will be given away to Firefighters, EMTs and Medics!  YOU can Win and more importantly Motivate Others in the Fire Service!   Get Your Plan 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 rate in firefighters is higher …

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This 4-minute stretch can improve firefighter performance.

Mobile and flexible athletes move more efficiently and can be less likely to suffer injury.  Unfortunately, from my research I have found that stretching is the most often “skipped” part of an athlete’s workout.   For one, it’s done at the end of the workout when you just want to be finished.  And, for two, it can be boring.  To combat …

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Are you FRF (Fire Rescue Fit)?

Are you FRF (Fire Rescue Fit)?  We all may answer that question differently.   The reason behind that question though is simple…   Are you ready for the demands of the day, of the job, of the tasks that you must do as a fire rescue athlete?  Sometimes our fitness gets away from us and we may not even realize it.    …

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Take the “Get FRF” Challenge and Win Cash and Prizes…

Over $1,500 in cash and prizes will be given away to Firefighters, EMTs and Medics this Fall!  YOU can Win and more importantly Motivate Others!   Don’t wait, get your program (click here) 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 rate …

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Fire Rescue Fitness 300 Challenge Workout

This is a great 300 rep challenge workout that you can do in the firehouse with minimal weight.  The goal of the workout is to finish in the shortest amount of time possible, not by rushing your reps but by not resting….   All you need for this challenge workout is a stability ball and a weight.  The object of …

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Firefighter Challenge Workout to Honor Veterans…

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.  Of course, make sure you …