Training

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.

Latest: Training

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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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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THREE MISTAKES TO AVOID AT THE GYM

By: Aaron Zamzow If you are not making progress, stop looking for supplements to cure your poor eating habits. Staying fit and healthy can be challenging at the best of times.  It is even more frustrating if you are working out and not seeing progress.  Over the past 25 plus years of working in the …

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RECOVERING AFTER SURGERY OR AN INJURY

Sometimes it takes a major setback to realize what you have. For a firefighter, even a minor injury can lead to frustration and possible weeks on light duty. It’s easy to push off appointments and assume time will heal any nagging pain. For many injuries, time does not heal all wounds. If you are still …

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HELP! I AM OUT OF SHAPE

One of the biggest mistakes we make with our fitness goals is that we set “monstrous” goals that are extremely hard to obtain.  You do not know exactly when it happened but one day you look down toward your feet and they are not there. Instead of seeing shoes, you see this mound of clothing …

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DUMB BEERS OR DUMBELLS? CHOOSE WISELY

One turns into two and two turns into six and before you know it, you’re three hours deep into the day, buzzed and unmotivated to do much else. Firefighters do a lot of talking about what they used to do, what they could do if they tried and what they want to do. But, many …

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