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

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