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    What is your one favorite exercise that helps you the most in your firefighting job? Please describe exercise and how you feel it helps you.
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    Weighted stairs!
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    Rich Meyer, Strength Coach
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    Cardio: stairs with a vest

    Resistance training: front squats

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    have you ever tried the Zercher squat?
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    Ok I'll bite , What is the Zercher squat ?

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    Somewhat similar to the front squat in terms of mechanics, except instead of holding the bar on your calvicle/front delts, you hold the bar in the fold on your elbows as you lock your hands together. The bar ends up being at the level of your lower sternum and your hands are at chest-level. You may have to go lighter at first until your grip catches up in strength. It's a great squat variation and awesome for training core, leg, and grip strength. I have a pic of the ex. if you want me to send it to you. I'm having trouble putting it into this thread. Sorry!
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