Firefighters Should Train Like Athletes, Because That Is What They Are.

With one firefighter injury per every 8 minutes (Phelps et al., 2018), it is hard for us to not evaluate the nature of the injury and how we can prevent such things from happening. Falls, slips, and trips, along with overexertion and strain claim a majority of fireground injuries (Phelps et al., 2018), influencing the … Continue reading Firefighters Should Train Like Athletes, Because That Is What They Are.

Should Police and Firefighters Workout Using the RPE Scale

Keep in mind, this article is referring to training with the barbell or compound based exercises that require a percentage of intensity. As first responders, you respond to calls in a sudden moments notice. You stop what you are doing, gather information, then react accordingly. In the perfect world, physical fitness would be at the … Continue reading Should Police and Firefighters Workout Using the RPE Scale

5 Shoulder Warm Up Movements to Reduce Pain and Risk of Injury

With the shoulder joint being a very vulnerable location, one must figure out proper shoulder warm-ups and movement prep. The shoulder joint is responsible for both stability and mobility, depending on the circumstance (with a great emphasis on mobility). These movements reduce the chance of injury if range of motion is an issue through dynamic … Continue reading 5 Shoulder Warm Up Movements to Reduce Pain and Risk of Injury

The 7 Best Booty Building Exercises You Need On Leg Day

Whether you want to train them for looks or for function, the glutes are the powerhouse of the hips. Your glutes are the key components in the strength and power of hip extension (legs extending backwards). Let's face it, if you aren't training the booty, the booty isn't going to perform for you. PERIOD. Glute … Continue reading The 7 Best Booty Building Exercises You Need On Leg Day

The 4 Simple and Effective Chest Building Exercises

For many guys, chest training is something they take pride in. Chest development and bench strength are two of the things people brag about or tend to show off the most in instagram photos. I am not the strongest at the bench press, nor do I ever plan to, but I can appreciate the focus … Continue reading The 4 Simple and Effective Chest Building Exercises

Evaluating the Importance of Core Strength in Firefighting Through Research

Summary of the Evaluated Research Santos, M. S., Behm, D. G., Barbado, D., DeSantana, J. M., & Da Silva-Grigoletto, M. E. (2019). Core Endurance Relationships With Athletic and Functional Performance in Inactive People. Frontiers in physiology, 10, 1490. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6930174/  Maximum strength, power, and strength-endurance of the core or trunk can define core strength … Continue reading Evaluating the Importance of Core Strength in Firefighting Through Research

Evaluating Research on Mobility of the Pelvis and Spine, and Why Fire Departments Should Test Range of Motion

Looking at the Research Taniguchi, M., Tateuchi, H., Ibuki, S., & Ichihashi, N. (2017). Relative mobility of the pelvis and spine during trunk axial rotation in chronic low back pain patients: A case-control study. PloS one, 12(10), e0186369. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5645112/  Taniguchi, Tateuchi, Ibuki, and Ichihashi (2017) explore the kinematic changes of the thorax, pelvis, … Continue reading Evaluating Research on Mobility of the Pelvis and Spine, and Why Fire Departments Should Test Range of Motion

Evaluating Hamstring Health and Testing Application For Firefighters

The Evaluated Research Wan, X., Qu, F., Garrett, W. E., Liu, H., & Yu, B. (2017). Relationships among hamstring muscle optimal length and hamstring flexibility and strength. Journal of sport and health science, 6(3), 275–282. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6188988/  Researchers Wan, Qu, Garrett, Liu and Yu (2017) explored possible risk factors for one of the most … Continue reading Evaluating Hamstring Health and Testing Application For Firefighters