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 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.
What do you need for survival? I’m not talking about your phone, technology or a certain person; I mean what does your body need to survive? If you said food you would be correct… the single most important thing you need to focus on at that point is what to eat.…Continue
Posted on March 28, 2013 at 6:33pm
Balance, coordination, power, strength, cardiovascular recovery....all essential fitness traits of the "fit for duty" Fire Rescue Athlete. If you are a Fire Rescue Athlete (or not) you need to plan your workouts to address each of these traits. One of the most overlooked is balance and coordination. As a trainer I get asked how and when is the best time to train for balance? As a firefighter I get asked why do I need to train for balance? The last thing you want to happen…Continue
Posted on February 17, 2013 at 1:38pm
Posted on January 31, 2013 at 11:11pm
Happy 2013! This is the time of the year where we all scramble to make up for lost workouts and pledge to get in shape. Personally, I think the best way to get into shape is to not fall out of it in the first place. One of the best things to do this time of the year is not only set goals but to assess where you are currently. Today I've created some "challenge" workouts that you can use to assess your fitness progress and to get a good efficient workout. There are…Continue
Posted on January 9, 2013 at 10:30am