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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 […]

My List – What Is Yours?

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If my life were to end tomorrow in some sort of fiery automobile or airplane crash and I was to list the 10 most important parts of my workout life; or if due to this rapid change of events I was to be limited to only doing 10 different exercises or activities for the rest […]

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 […]

Nutrition A Simple Approach

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No doubt you too work in a station where all the guys buy only organic, cook only organic/vegetarian and you do some sort of homogenous daily training routine that focuses on the widest span of physical and emotional training and fitness. This is exactly what I too have experienced the past 11 years while serving […]

Fundamentals

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I hammer myself, I hammer my athletes and I do my best to instil it in the people who work for me. “Nail the basics and never forget that consistency is king.” A whole lot has been accomplished in this world by those who stayed true to that mantra.  Some were fated for greatness but […]

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 […]