With September 11th coming up this week, I decided to blog about firefighter fitness motivation. The blog reviews the firefighter fatality data from 2011 and asks the question: "Are You Fit for…Continue
Started Sep 9, 2012
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 burn out in the gym we won't be able to perform when it…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Bricault (ret) Aug 6, 2012.
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…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric C. May 23, 2015.
Its the dead of winter, football season is over and spring seems so far away. This is also the excuse season, the time of the year where most people fall off the fitness wagon and start to make excuses. Its especially easy to make excuses and miss workouts if your not seeing results. So, today I wanted to give you a little guidance and motivation (check out the FRF Fit for Duty…Continue
Posted on February 12, 2016 at 1:03pm
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 “snail paced progress” gym goers were all doing the same thing… exercising, not training. And yes, their is a difference.
Posted on January 13, 2016 at 11:00pm
Cooking in the firehouse is pretty difficult. One of the biggest fears of every firehouse chef is not preparing enough food for the crew. This fear usually leads to an excess of available food and larger portions around the table. So, today I wanted to give you a quick and easy “trick” you can use to get your crew to take smaller servings.
Answer this question: Which is the larger black circle – the left or the right?…Continue
Posted on November 12, 2015 at 1:39pm
If your firehouse (or house) is anything like the one I work in its full of leftover candy and sweets. Now I must admit, I like a good treat now and then but often I have a very difficult time stopping with just one. Why? Sugar. Its everywhere in almost everything and too much of it can cause some serious health issues. Some foods, such as fruits and carrots, naturally contain sugar, but watch out for foods with added sugars, such as baked goods, cereals, crackers, even sauces and many…Continue
Posted on October 30, 2015 at 10:50pm