Firefighters might not be as fit as pro athletes, but it doesn’t mean they are not fit.
Have you ever seen a firefighter in action? Have you seen the amazing things that these guys do? At any given time, when a firefighter is called onto a scene, they can be seen carrying a 20-pound ax, an oxygen tank that can weigh about 50-pounds and they’ll have their full firefighter gear on, consisting of their fire proof uniform. Now imagine, carrying all that, plus running up the stairs through hot flames. Trying to rescue people in need.
Just because you won’t be seeing any of these firefighters on stage, at a bodybuilding contest, doesn’t mean you won’t be able to learn great work out tips from these guys. If you are thinking of becoming a firefighter, read some of the steps we have outlined below, as we share some of the workouts that these heroes use to stay in shape.
Step #1 – Explosive Training
In real world situations you won’t be doing consecutive multiple jumps at a fire scene, but training your muscles and joints to be explosive will help you in situations that will need you to leap across flaming structures. The best way to measure your explosiveness is by reps not by time. Using medicine balls are best for explosive training.
Do four sets of eight reps for any of the movements below.
Medicine Ball Slam
Medicine Ball Squat to Overhead Throw
Step # 2 – Hitting Your Core Really Hard
Nothing is more hectic then being at a fire scene where the firefighter must activate his core to kick down a looked door, or lift up a broken down beam, or carry a child through a burning building. Having a great core can really help the firefighter in these types of situations.
To build that firefighter core do the following. – Start with three rounds of thirty seconds each, and try to build to sixty seconds a round
Step #3 – Getting Your Back In Shape
Having strong shoulders is a must for firefighters, as they’ll need that muscle group to carry they equipment as they are running in and out of burning building trying to save lives. So its best to hit your upper back last on any work out. Because you’ll have to hit it hard. The main goal for these workouts is to pull the shoulders down and back.
Do any of the movments below. Perform four sets of fifteen reps:
Cable face pull
You now have five training lessons you need to become a physically fit firefighter. Give the workout a try, and the next time you see a firefighter, you’ll have an idea of the physical fatigue they feel after every call.
Now you have three work out routines that will help you get you firefighter fit. After these workouts, next time you see a firefighter, now you’ll know how physical fit that are