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The Shift To The Suck…

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Polar Vortex is what the call it and I suppose it has something to do with Eskimos, Santa and serious cold.  The Tuesday night before it crept into Kansas City I was in a tank top and out for a run at 70 degrees.  I was out that night walking the dog and the cold […]

The Basics. Please.

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I arrived at the station this morning and by the time I had transitioned my gear from my floor locker to the rig the bells were ringing.  We went back to back to back right out of the gates. Some poor guy at one of our numerous dialysis centers was circling the drain, from there […]

Minutes Measured & Goals

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New week kicks off tomorrow if you roll with the traditional Monday start.  First full week since Labor day passed the prior.  New week, new season and new opportunity. What you gonna do with it? Those of you who are athletes and have been active and been training how are you going to up the […]

10 Is 10

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Ten is ten no matter how you think you are going to cut it or how bad you fake it.  I’m talking about pull ups or any other sort of repetitive motion with or without resistance added to it.  Keep this in mind as you read on, this is about exercise with a case study […]

Pre Planning Your Fitness Goals

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I feel like a total wanker of late.  Maybe less wanker and more poser. Yesterday I was cleared to ride my bike for the first time in 6 weeks.  So I did.  Left hand completely restrained in my splint, only able to balance it on my handle bar.  Baby stepping it off the curbs. My […]

Activity or Accomplishment?

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No doubt I am going to get flamed on these things, especially so long as I put them out in the public domain but I am more than fine with that.  I probably keep it just a bit too simple and real and most guys/gals want to over think and overdue just about anything so […]

A Bit Of Irony

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Life can be a bit ironic and to that extent I have a bit more metal/iron (bad pun) in my hand to prove it.  It’ll be four weeks ago on Monday when I will have broken (possible understatement of my year) my left thumb and hand getting a bit too aggressive on my mountain bike.  […]

Why We Do It The Way We Do

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Why is firefighterathlete.com different?  There are a whole bunch of  different reasons, before I go into them I am begging you to remember and consider two different things….. pretty please. 1.  This is NOT a sales pitch.  Not at all.  This is the owner and creator of this site telling you, pouring his heart and […]

Know Your Purpose

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You know what most people are doing dead wrong about what they do when they train? They don’t have a clue what they are doing or why. Few things drive me as crazy as when I watch someone ripping or bagging on another because they think what they are doing is stupid, inane or just […]