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Training Over the Age of 40

by Frank Fire Jr.This month’s topic is one with which I am all too familiar, fitness training for the over-40 firefighter (I have been “over 40” for almost 11 years now). An important observation here is the following: Growing old does not cause a decrease in physical activity; a decrease in physical activity causes growing old.It should go without saying that if you are new to working out (and especially if you are in the over-40 age range), get medical clearance before attempting any strenuous exercises.Use your imagination to get around any old injuries or orthopedic problems that might limit you. I have advanced arthritis in my right shoulder, which doesn’t let...

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