Firefighter Fitness Bulletin: The Thruster

In this month’s free firefighter fitness bulletin, Chris Brennan of Fire Service Warrior provides a basic warm-up based on moves reviewed in previous bulletins, and introduces the Thruster, a staple of CrossFit training.

Download this installment as a PDF HERE (165 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 “Toughness.”

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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