Thread: Training for a beginner?
09-10-2009, 09:49 PM #1
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Training for a beginner?
Hey guys this is my first post here. I'm 20 years old and have decided to start a career as a firefighter. I'm starting my firefighter I course in january and want to be physically prepared for a test they call the "Fit for Fire" test here in Orlando, FL. It involves lots of stairs and dragging. What kind of workouts or what kind of muscles should I be focusing on to best prepare myself for this kind of test? Sorry if this question is a bit repetitive to you guys. Thanks in advanced!
09-11-2009, 01:13 PM #2
As far as strength training, I would trained evey muscle group at least once a week at a rep range of around 8-15. Focus on exercises that strengthen your core too. Don't go for that 1-3 rep range every single time you hit the gym. (Like I saw a ton of people do when I worked at a gym!)
Maintain a healthy diet and drink plenty of water and gatorade throughout the entire day.
Here are some links to other helpful P.T. posts on this board:
Hope this helps and good luck!IF YOU CAN'T TAKE THE HEAT, GO BE A COP!
09-22-2009, 02:39 AM #3
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There are many fire departments, Law Enforcement, and military personnel who operate a CrossFit affiliate within their organization. Just give it 1 month and see what you think. Some of the best Cross fitters are FF's. As well the world record holder for the FF Combat Challenge is a Cross Fitter.
09-22-2009, 08:27 PM #4
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There are people on here who are on "CPAT routines". The majority of their workout consists of getting on the stepmill with a weightvest, day in, day out. It gets boring real fast, and can really reef on your knees and lower back. I own a V-Max weightvest, and I can tell you from experience, the "stair routine" doesn't work in the long run.
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