Firefighter Fitness Bulletin: Burpees and Lunges

Fire Service Warrior’s Chris Brennan adds a few new exercise recommendations for your routine in this month’s free firefighter fitness bulletin. Among them are lunges, which help strengthen the lower body, and burpees, a dynamic exercise reminiscent of squat thrusts.

Download this installment as a PDF HERE (152 KB), print it out, and share it with your fellow firefighters.

For additional information about firefighter fitness and similar issues, visit http://www.fireservicewarrior.com. Also, consider Michael Krueger’s monthly fitness columns on Fire Life, such as “Mid-Career and the Myth of the Aging Metabolism.”

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 www.fireservicewarrior.com. He is the author of The Combat Position: Achieving Firefighter Readiness (Fire Engineering, 2011).

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