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 Jonah Smith Jul 3, 2012.
Working out on-shift is a major concern, you want to make sure you keep your body in good "fit for duty" condition but also want to make sure you have enough "left in the tank" to respond and perform in an actual response. Over the last couple of years I have…Continue
Posted on August 4, 2014 at 10:12pm
One of the best ways to incorporate fireground movements into your workouts is to perform what I call "10-minute interval overhauls." These are 10 minutes of intervals that can vary in work and rest times that are performed after your strength training sessions. You can read more about these "interval overhauls" by clicking here or see how to integrate them into an actual…Continue
Posted on July 25, 2014 at 12:27pm
Be Physically Ready for Duty- Your Daily Fitness Checkoffs.
At the beginning of each and every shift firefighters, EMTs and medic meticulously go through and check their gear (or at least they should be) to make sure that it is ready for the challenges of the day. Our equipment must be functioning properly and our rigs must be fueled and ready to go. The question that I also want you to think about is whether or not your…
Posted on July 17, 2014 at 10:42pm