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    How do you guys stay fit? Do you run, lift weights, etc.

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    Four days of cardio, and lifting. And I still can eat what I want. Remember, it's not about how much you can do in ONE motion, it's how many times you can repeat that motion.
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    I run for 30 mins in the AM every 3rd day and do a light workout w/ wts in the evening.

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    We usually go for a 8-10 kilometre run on tuesdays,circuit training on thursdays and I generally go the gym on a nightly basis
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    Swim- Mon- Wed - Fri 0545-0745 ***** Avg. of 8000 yards per practice
    Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs-Fri 1500-1745

    Run- Mon-Wed-Fri (whenever I can squeeze it in)

    Lift- Mon-Wed-Fri (whenever I can squeeze it in)


    *p.s.- I am a competitive swimmer

    A dietician came into our practice and during the height of the season I can consume 4600 calories and still lose weight!
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    30 minutes on the Stairmaster every 3rd day when I'm on shift, and a split weight training regimen on the two days off.

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    Monday - Aerobic 20 minutes, lower body 40 minutes
    Tuesday - Aerobic 30 minutes
    Wednesday - Aerobic 20 minutes, upper body 40 minutes
    Thursday - Aerobic 30 minutes
    Friday - Aerobic 20 minutes, lower body 40 minutes
    Saturday - Aerobic 30 minutes
    Sunday - Off, sometimes aerobic 20 minutes, upper body 20 minutes

    The benefit of this is, you're getting in aerobic\cardio every day, but you're giving your muscle groups time to recover before you hit them again. The reason I go with lower body twice is the domino effect - the hormones you get going through a solid, a-ss kicking lower body workout will spill over into your upper body. Some days if I don't have time for a full workout, I'll just throw on the full turnout gear and go for a good run. The extra bulk and weight can make things very different. (Don't wear the boots though - just wear duty boots!) You get funny looks, too. More than once I've been asked if the truck broke down or something.

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    Walk 4 to 6 mile everyday. Keep up a good pace. Was running 2 miles off it, but my knees cannot take it. Ended up with one about the size of a basketball. So back to just walking.

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    I work out 6 days a week.
    Mon- Abs, Shoulders, Bi or Tri's, 25 minutes cardio.
    Tue- 45 minutes cardio, Abs, misc exercises(pull-ups, dips)
    Wed- Back, Bi or Tri's, Abs, 25 minutes cardio.
    Thur- 45 minutes cardio, Abs, misc exercises
    Fri- Chest, Bi or Tri's, Abs, 25 minutes cardio.
    Sat- 45 minutes cardio, Abs, misc exercises.
    Sun- Off

    Usually I add a leg workout 2 times a week, a second workout on that day.

    That is only half the battle, diet is the other. I eat 5 small meals a day, keep my calories within reason, and reduced my drinking to a minimum. Went from 305 pounds on 8/1/05 to current 215 pounds and 9% body fat. 90 pound loss. Religious with it and I don't intend to go back EVER!!!
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    Then yous guys walk across the street to McD's
    then up the street to freindlys

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyNPFD
    I work out 6 days a week.
    Mon- Abs, Shoulders, Bi or Tri's, 25 minutes cardio.
    Tue- 45 minutes cardio, Abs, misc exercises(pull-ups, dips)
    Wed- Back, Bi or Tri's, Abs, 25 minutes cardio.
    Thur- 45 minutes cardio, Abs, misc exercises
    Fri- Chest, Bi or Tri's, Abs, 25 minutes cardio.
    Sat- 45 minutes cardio, Abs, misc exercises.
    Sun- Off

    Usually I add a leg workout 2 times a week, a second workout on that day.

    That is only half the battle, diet is the other. I eat 5 small meals a day, keep my calories within reason, and reduced my drinking to a minimum. Went from 305 pounds on 8/1/05 to current 215 pounds and 9% body fat. 90 pound loss. Religious with it and I don't intend to go back EVER!!!
    Sounds pretty much identical to my routine. Low fat, high fiber - lots of chicken, pork, fruits and vegetables. 5-6 small meals a day, and LOTS of hydration.

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    Does your department have mandatory exercise workouts?

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    Does your department have mandatory exercise workouts
    Well we have a 2 times a year mandatory physical fittness test we must pass.
    Run 1.5 miles in 15.5 minutes or less
    Sit ups-35 under 1 minute
    Push ups-25 under 1 minute
    standing jump-16 inche minimum

    Does not matter your rank and or years on if your a probie or been here 30 years. if you ultimatley fail your out of a job.

    We can work out on shift 1.5 hours daily in the morning and most of us take full advantage of it as well as work out again at night on our own time. Our city has a Fittness/Recreation Cetner where we go and work out.
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    Puffy
    Then yous guys walk across the street to McD's
    then up the street to freindlys
    Not this kid!! I am at Engine 2 on Fruit Hill Ave. I bring all my own food to work, with some of the stuff the guys cook it makes McD's look like health food.
    "I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we know the work which a fireman has to do believe that his is a noble calling."

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    Fire Dept. City of New York

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    I try to workout everyday except maybe sunday. I do 20 minutes of some type of cardio then lift, and then try to run a mile on the track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyNPFD
    Not this kid!! I am at Engine 2 on Fruit Hill Ave. I bring all my own food to work, with some of the stuff the guys cook it makes McD's look like health food.
    Yeah Ive heard I glad to hear your taking it serious tho
    Ive been working out seriously for the past 5 months and have already noticed a big diff.
    a buddy of mine has been on NP for almost a year and has put on about 25 lbs.

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    We work so there isn't much need for treadmills, weight machines etc

    We get an hour a day, we have several pack hikes (average pack is 30-40 lbs), and a couple of running trails. Typically we PT in the morning, mostly hikes but we will throw in a 3-4 mile run occasionally. We have short steep hikes (1.5 miles?), longer less steep hikes (about 3 miles) and some that go up and down at various distances.

    Some days instead of formal PT we will do training, we will take the crew out and find a nice steep hill and have them put in a nice long hoselay or cut line. If we go out brushing we usually don't PT, 4-5 hours of running chainsaws is usually good enough.

    We do have a mandatory annual "physical agility" we use the pack test. On a mostly flat track we carry a 45lb pack and walk 3 miles in 45 minutes (no running). Its not that bad if you are in shape to go on fires but its alot harder than it sounds. Seasonal employees only get one chance to pass, permanent employees get three tries, failure means no going to fires and you better start looking for another job.

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