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    Default Training

    I just started toward getting my degree in fire science, and was wondering if anyone had any good workouts that they have done to keep them in shape.


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    Crossfit...PERIOD!!!

    http://www.crossfit.com

    Find a CF gym near you. Google "Crossfit+(your location)".

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    Crossfit is good, and there is another website called Gymjones.com. The exercises on there are no joke.

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    Powerhour is on the right track- Crossfit is the best workouts I've found for our job.
    Our job is poorly suited for most training regimens when you think about it.
    Running laps for an hour, keeping your hr at 80% max is great for building cardio, but it's not realistic for what it's like at a fire.
    Same thing for traditional weight lifting- like single-arm bicep curls, or bench presses. They really don't build the strength required for doing fireground ops.

    Programs like Crossfit use extremely high intensity workouts, using "muscle group" excercises that closely mimic what is required at a fire: 10-15 minutes of very high intensity work.

    Best of all, the info is all free, they're not trying to sell you anything!

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    bodybuilders.com has a lot of good work outs. im currently doing one of their set ups and love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaydee View Post
    bodybuilders.com has a lot of good work outs. im currently doing one of their set ups and love it.
    If you're looking to make a calendar, this is a great website.

    If you're looking to be a good fireman who is physically competent and fit for all fireground tasks, and more importantly, respected by his/her peers, try CrossFit.

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    P90X is a great system that will make you a very fit person if you can stick with it. The workouts are very tough. Good luck, Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firemikeb1 View Post
    P90X is a great system that will make you a very fit person if you can stick with it. The workouts are very tough. Good luck, Mike
    Another "beach body" program. Not a bad one, but not the best for the job. See my previous posts.

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    similar to crossfit but more geared towards the fire service.

    http://www.firegroundfitness.com/

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    Here is a firefighter-specific Crossfit workout regimen I like, although it hasn'y been updated in a while.

    http://hc2board.8.forumer.com/viewfo...324866dd9ea55a

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaiusPaul View Post
    Here is a firefighter-specific Crossfit workout regimen I like, although it hasn'y been updated in a while.

    http://hc2board.8.forumer.com/viewfo...324866dd9ea55a
    It's just plain old CrossFit...and it's all we need!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JordanTFC View Post
    similar to crossfit but more geared towards the fire service.

    http://www.firegroundfitness.com/
    Only problem with this regimen is there aren't multiple specific gyms with specialized trainers hosting...a huge consideration!

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    Default Two more ideas

    Gym Jones and Crossfit are awesome. Here are 2 more along the same lines:
    http://mtnathlete.com/
    http://www.militaryathlete.com/

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