Glute-Ham Sit Up

Chris Brennan of Fire Service Warrior shows you the Glute-Ham Sit Up, which works the abdominals through a full range of motion by allowing the athlete to open up fully. It may look difficult, but for an experienced athlete who has good midline control, it can be done safely.

Download this week's featured exercise and suggested workout as a PDF HERE and share it with your crew.

For more information about firefighter fitness and similar issues, visit Also, consider Michael Krueger's monthly fitness columns on Fire Life, such as "Celebrating You."


Christopher BrennanCHRISTOPHER BRENNAN is a 14-year fire service veteran, a firefighter in the suburbs of Chicago, and the president of Spartan Concepts, Inc. He is a field instructor with the Illinois Fire Service Institute and has contributed articles to Fire Engineering. He maintains the Web site He is the author of Readiness The Combat Position: Achieving Firefighter (Fire Engineering, 2011).


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