Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Program Design

Most firefighter programs should simple in design.

If fat loss
is your goal:
2 strength + 2 GPP sessions

If strength/hypertrophy is your goal:
3 strength +1 GPP session

You can do Crossfit/powerlifting/ bodybuilding, what ever method you choose.

Just plug it into that template and you'll be good to go.

Next time I'll tell you why a weekly 7 day template is the worst thing for firefighters!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Peri- Workout Nutrition

I keep it simple with my peri-workout nutrition. BCAA during the workout and Whey/ Creatine post workout. I occasionally use other stuff but that's the basics.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Tempo Training

Today's training is some Tempo work

3 exercises
8-10 reps
3-5 sets
45 seconds rest MAX
6-8 minutes of active rest between exercises

Goblet Squat
Band Push-up
Dead lift
ActivecRest = power walk on treadmill (the only time you'll see me on a treadmill)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Feet

Twenty five percent of all the bones in the body are in the feet. Take care of them by taking your station boots off whenever you can and roll the bottom of both feet on a soft ball before you hit the rack. One of those rubber bouncy ball will do. You don't need anything harder. It will release the fascia that starts at the bottom of the feet, goes up the back and ends up over the head.

Firefighter Workout @ the Station

I tend to do more pre-hab/mobility/stability or even METCON type workouts while on duty. Here is just a sample of some stuff I do. 15 minutes of Get Ups ( 3 sets per arm/shoe) Goblet Squat 2x25 KB/DB Swings (2 hands) 2x20 Band Distraction Stretching/Lacrosse Ball/Crocodile Breathing 15 minutes of Get Up Ladder(1 each side,2 each side,3 each side) Goblet Squats 2x5 Easy Swings 2x25

Firefighter Workouts

The blog has been resurrected and will be a source of information,workouts and the occasional rant! Thanks for reading and stay safe!