Firefighter Fitness Bulletin: Dead Lifts and Nutrition Tips

This month’s firefighters fitness bulletin from Chris Brennan of Fire Service Warrior includes information on the value of the dead lift and plank position, as well as nutritional information for staying healthy and fit.

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 “In the Beginning.”

CHRISTOPHER 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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