Training for the Long Term

  Training for the Long Haul The other day I was watching some old Ronnie Coleman videos to get hyped up to train (lightweight baby!!!); when it occurred to me that while his training methodology was effective at winning him 8 Mr. Olympia titles, it has left him crippled post retirement.  Too many times I see firefighters training in a …

The Importance of a Good Base

Any firefighter who has ever gone through a true knockdown-drag out structure fire understands how strenuous it can be working through that first bottle of air.  Especially as a first due Engine or Truck company the adrenaline, the work, the gear, and the heat all combine to stress your body in a manner that is not easily replicated. Firefighters are …

Fit for the Job

I consider myself extremely lucky to have the job of career firefighter for a large city department.  On top of that I have the privilege of being assigned to one of the busiest stations with one of the busiest, and reputable Ladder companies in the city.  January 2022 will make 9 years that I have been a firefighter. Fitness has …

Fitness in Action

  Instagram, Facebook, and all the other social media out there are full of fitness influencers and inspirational memes talking about finding your “why”.  Why do you workout?  Why do you train?  Why do you desire to be fit?  They are powerful images that inspire us to examine our motivation, dig deep, and  work harder because  we remind  ourselves why …

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