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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Type of Stretching Routine Should I Do?

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“What Type of Stretching Routine Should I Do?” We get that a lot and to be completely frank and honest, I don’t know. I would start with; do something appropriate for your ability and background and make sure that it adequately prepares your body for what it is going to be doing. How about that? […]

The Great Debaters

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The 14th-century philosopher Jean Buridan told the story of a mule that starved to death trying to decide between two equidistant bales of hay. The bales of hay were equally desirable, so the mule could not decide which way to go… This one is specifically for all my FF (and probably cop) buddies out there. […]

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