Firefighter Fitness: Rope Climbs

In this week's firefighter fitness bulletin, Fire Service Warrior's Chris Brennan explains Rope Climbs, a gym class favorite (or, depending on your point of view, a nuisance) which is a great pulling exercise for the upper back, helps train grip strength, and gets us comfortable with being uncomfortable. For more on this featured exercise and the weekly workout, click HERE (PDF). Please share it with your fellow firefighters. For more information about firefighter fitness and similar issues, visit Also, consider Michael Krueger's monthly fitness columns on Fire Life, such as "Holiday Streaking." CHRISTOPHER BRENNAN is a 14-year fire service v...

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