FITNESS & NUTRITION

Fitness is a key ingredient to a long, healthy firefighting career. The prevention of injuries is provided in the framework of fitness. Enhancing the fitness regimes of those who are already on the fitness train, while inspiring those who aren’t to join in. We aim to provide effective firefighter exercises and training workouts, the latest diet and nutrition recommendations, and awareness about the importance of developing a healthy mind, body, and soul connection.

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The Benefit of Giant Sets To Firefighters

So many firefighters are pressed for time. Between Captain's classes, training, house duties, and the occasional EMS/Fire call - time is always a limited resource. Yet exercise should still be made a priority. Staying in shape sometimes is as easy as 1-2-3. 

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Trust Your Gut

Detoxes and cleanses are popular but commonly misunderstood concepts that involve eliminating foods or food groups for a given period of time. Popular detoxification programs such as juice cleanses, sugar detoxes, elimination diets, fasting and taking fiber supplements usually involve eating a minimal amount of food.

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Find Your Phase

We need to be smart about how we prescribe exercise. Words like “functional”, “multi-joint”, and “multi-planar” are just that – words, not prescriptions for healthy training. We all walk, squat, bend, and lift every day so our exercise routines should mimic those daily movements and be based on our current fitness goals and, most importantly, the career phase in which we find ourselves.

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Returning To Work In Your Best Shape

By: John Hofman Complex and combination lifts are one of my favorite ways to train firefighters looking to get back into shape while at the same time addressing all their needs in an efficient manner. Time is always an issue when it comes to balancing your schedule between the firehall, your home, and the gym. …

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Six Ways to Eat Slower

Research suggests that fast eaters may gain more weight over time relative to slower eaters. In contrast, slower eaters naturally consume less food and feel more full after the meal.

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