Friends of First Alarm Strength: Matt Stork

If you are not yet convinced about the benefits of high intensity interval training, HIIT, then please check out the research my friend Matt Stork just published.  I have known Matt since we were in undergrad at McMaster University and working with the Strength and Conditioning program.  Matt was an intern working under me, who …

Planning a Home Gym: Consider the Following

Maybe it’s always been your dream to have a home gym of your own one day.  Maybe it’s just an idea you’ve toyed around with because you are sick of the driving to the gym in the cold winter months, or you’ve just had enough of that weird sweaty guy that seems to want to …

Should Firefighters Train Like Athletes?

A career as a firefighter is a demanding one.  Often times firefighters, police, EMS and military personnel are referred to as tactical or industrial athletes.  Their fitness levels are often compared to those of professional athletes.  Is this a fair comparison?  Well, that’s hard to say. Looking at firefighters specifically, we know that they could …