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I'm always reading articles about how in the fire service we refer to ourselves as “occupational athletes” but I question that statement and ask Are we really?

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2014 Richmond Fire Beat The Heat 5k

This past weekend I got to participate in one of my favorite races. The Richmond Beat The Heat 5k benefits the Richmond Firefighters Foundation by providing scholarships to the families of Richmond Firefighters. Besides the obvious benefits it is a ...

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Deck of Pain Workout!

This is a great workout you can do at the firehouse on duty or even at home if you’re looking to change things up a bit. You can use equipment such as free weights, kettle bells, jump ropes etc. or ...

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HITT Treadmill Run

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04T0oXblRjE] We all know physical fitness is important in the fire service. Cardiovascular disease is the leading killer among firefighters in the line of duty, and several of our brothers and sisters are not living much past their retirement ...

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Im a Marathoner!

Well I did it! I completed the 2013 20th Anniversary Disney World Marathon! It is crazy to think that just two years ago I was a fat, out of shape, who had never ran more than a few miles, to ...

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Training and hard work pay off!

As i have said many many times on this blog, I hate working out. I flat-out hate it, every mile I run, every weight I lift none of it is fun for me. I do it because the job requires a high level ...

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Firefighter Fitness

There are 2 articles recently posted on the Fire Service Warrior (www.fireservicewarrior.com) that in my opinion are articles everyone needs to read as they are some definitive writings when it pertains to Firefighter Fitness. They are, http://www.fireservicewarrior.com/2012/09/what-do-you-weigh/ By Jonah Smith http://www.fireservicewarrior.com/2012/10/a-question-of-philosophy/ By ...

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