Firefighter Fitness Bulletin: Push-Ups and Pull-Ups

In this month’s firefighter fitness bulletin, Chris Brennan of Fire Service Warrior takes a look at those two mainstays of bodyweight exercise–push-ups and pull-ups.

Download this installment as a PDF HERE (153 KB), print it out, and share it with your fellow firefighters.

For additional information about firefighter fitness and similar issues, visit Also, consider Michael Krueger’s monthly fitness columns on Fire Life, such as “My Favorite Exercises.”

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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