Health & Safety

No Gym? No Problem? Functional Fitness in the Firehouse

Issue 3 and Volume 171.

  BY DAN KERRIGAN AND JIM MOSS   As firefighters, we have always found a way around obstacles, and our fitness should be no different because it is a job requirement. Any personal attitude that does not accept that we are held to a higher standard will set us up for failure. Remember, we chose this job. We must carry the commitment and perseverance we demonstrated to become a firefighter throughout our careers. Never forget that we set an example to fellow firefighters every day, and inaction is still a decision. What You Do Matters When it comes to fitness, we often relate exercises and movements to traditional equipment found at local gyms. Although there are many ways to get a good workout at the gym, not all of us are fortunate enough to have access to the appropriate equipment. As a firefighter, you must train for the tasks that…

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