Firefighter Fitness Bulletin: Deficit Deadlift

In this week’s firefighter fitness bulletin, Chris Brennan of Fire Service Warrior discusses the deficit deadlift, which involves lifting an object lower to the floor than a barbell. The reality of the firegound is that firefighters often work from less than ideal body positions and preparing to do so will reduce the risk of injury, if you prepare properly.

Download this free exercise bulletin as a PDF HERE and share it with 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 “Periodization.”

Chris Brennan: Fitness tips from the Fire Service WarriorCHRISTOPHER 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 The Combat Position: Achieving Firefighter Readiness (Fire Engineering, 2011).



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