Thread: Firefighter workouts
06-21-2011, 01:30 PM #51
06-22-2011, 01:22 PM #52
- Join Date
- Mar 2011
- Allen TX
i have a physical ability test in a few days.. been working out/training for it.. but what are your suggestions for the day before the test? Do no work outs at all and let your legs rest, or do a light run/walk/climb?
Also.. what to eat the morning of the test.. i know not to eat anything heavy and drink plenty of water.. but what do you guys usually eat for energy?
06-22-2011, 02:13 PM #53
I trained MMA Previously before joining my Fire Department, but I continue the workouts from those classes on the FD, and am in better shape then just about everyone else who goes to the gym on the department. I Circuit Train, and still take heavy influence from my days of fighting, with a few tweaks here and there. Circuit training allows you to build strength, but is heavy on card so I guess it works quite well for the FD situation.
06-22-2011, 07:26 PM #54
Many people run with weight vest (ranging in weight from 10 pounds to 100) fairly often with no ill effects. For the past 2 years, I haven't ran without a rucksack weighing 45 pounds. If you have poor running technique then you'll have problems, weight or not.
My BC's son runs with a 100lb one nearly every day in afghanistan, my neighbor and I run with 45-75 on the days that we're off. You are correct on getting it to fit perfectly. The workload it puts on your core is intense and the amount of help it's given to my balance is well worth it."I was always taught..." Four words impacting fire service education in the most negative of ways. -Bill Carey
06-22-2011, 10:32 PM #55
07-23-2011, 12:13 AM #56
Here are two excellent books.....
PM me if you want more details on the workout itself from the first book, I currently take a class written by the author and there are some tricks you need to know that aren't covered in the book[/QUOTE]
My buddy got me this book but ive never tried it. Is it really a great read?
07-23-2011, 12:16 AM #57
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