Hello, I'm Mike Stefano, author of The Firefighter's Workout Book, as well as health and fitness editor here at Firehouse.Com.
Following my last article, I've received many questions regarding the practicallity of training hard while on duty. Many were concerned about how it would effect immediate response.
Not all workouts need to be done at full capacity. As a matter of fact, it's better to vary intensity levels from day to day. This gives you a greater capacity to perform, and trains your neuromuscular system much more frequently. The result is a much more fit and stronger you.
So reserve the max effort sessions to off duty hours, and fill in at the firehouse with, what I like to call, Mini-Workouts. My next post on Firehouse will feature a few quick and easy routines.
Health and Fitness Editor Firehouse.Com