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Firefighter Functional Fitness: The Essential Guide to Optimal Firefighter Performance and Longevity

Firefighter Functional Fitness is the essential guide to optimal firefighter performance and longevity. It provides all firefighters with the knowledge, mindset, and tools to: -Maximize their fire ground performance -Reduce their risk of injury and experiencing a line-of-duty death -Live a long, healthy career and retirement Designed for firefighters by firefighters, this book shares The 4 Pillars of Firefighter Functional Fitness: 1 – Physical Fitness 2 – Recovery and Rest 3 – Hydration 4 – Nutrition and Lifestyle It also reveals The Big 8 concept, which includes over 100 photos and descriptions of functional exercises, movements, and stretches that are specifically designed to enhance firefighter performance. The Workout Programming chapter gives firefighters numerous options for putting The Big 8 into action, taking into account all levels of fitness. Additionally, each chapter provides practical action steps for both immediate improvement and long-term success. Must-read bonus chapters include: -The Importance of Annual Medical Evaluations -An Analysis of the Fire Service’s Cardiovascular Epidemic -Firefighter Physical Agility Assessments -Addressing Organizational Barriers to Fitness -Frequently Asked Questions Alarmingly, over the past 10 years, the fire service has suffered more than 1,000 line-of-duty deaths. Unfortunately, over 50% of these LODDs were attributed to heart attacks, strokes, and other medical causes. Firefighter Functional Fitness attacks these statistics by providing all firefighters with the tools needed to combat this epidemic. Firefighter Functional Fitness brings together the authors’ combined 40+ years of fire service experience and decades of utilizing functional fitness principles. The result is an invaluable resource with the vital tools and knowledge that firefighters desperately need to not only enjoy a healthy and productive career but also benefit with a healthy retirement.

3 Replies to “Firefighter Functional Fitness: The Essential Guide to Optimal Firefighter Performance and Longevity”

  1. Combat Challenge firefighter review of firefighter functional fitness An outstanding book, perfectly aligned to the needs, requirements and solutions for fitter, stronger and healthier firefighters. I recommend this book for all firefighters, whether you are just starting your fitness program or need to take your workouts to the next level. This should also be required reading for all chiefs and training officers to help design, implement and manage your fitness and health program with your department and firefighters. The organization and development of the…

  2. The Industrial Athlete: Keeping the firefighter fit for service throughout your entire career! This book is not a self help study on how to get a great beach body or drop 40-pounds in four weeks, it is a book that approaches firefighter fitness from the industrial athlete perspective with an emphasis on getting into shape and maintaining a strong fitness level throughout your fire service career. The exercises focus on ones that can be done with limited equipment and target muscle groups needed by firefighter to do the job. The book also places significant attention on nutrition,…

  3. Get the book! You won’t be disappointed!! I have been a firefighter for 10 years and I just started with a new full time dept 2 years ago and decided to take my fitness to the next level. This book is great for a new or veteran firefighters. I use and look to this book for many workouts that I do on shift or at home. The most important thing we can do for a workout besides cardio ( go run! ) is functional fitness for our profession!!! I can’t tell you how many times pulling hose during training has become much more easier as I train…

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