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Aaron Zamzow's Blog – March 2012 Archive (4)

Firefighter Fitness-- Recruit Academy Fitness Programming

As firefighters we protect life and property by any means necessary. And by “any” we mean the “safest and the best.” This means we do not marry ourselves to any one response modality or school of thought. We don’t always go interior on a fire attack...or always use a Halligan to force open a door (sometimes it’s already unlocked) right? We take into account certain factors along with the environment, resources, etc. and make the best tactical decisions we can.…

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Added by Aaron Zamzow on March 28, 2012 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Cardiovascular Training for Firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics (FireRescue Athletes)

I heard someone once say running long and slow teaches your body one thing, how to run slow. If that's all you're after, you can stop reading; I don't want you to be late for your water aerobics class.  But in our profession you need to move quickly and with purpose, I’m not saying that long and slow cardio is totally worthless, I’m saying it has its place.  In fact, I recommend…

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Added by Aaron Zamzow on March 14, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Controlling Cholesterol in Firefighters

High Cholesterol...…

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Added by Aaron Zamzow on March 10, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Core Training for Firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics

FireRescue athletes are at a very high risk of back injury.  Some research has shown that almost 50% of all firefighters will experience some type of back injury during their career.  Effective core training brings about a proactive approach to protecting your body and joints (especially your back) from injury. Core strength consists of hip, shoulder, and trunk stability. It is the foundation of efficient movement and vital to…

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Added by Aaron Zamzow on March 3, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

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