Periodization for Firefighters: Part 4

Check out Part 1, 2 and 3 here, here and here. Honestly, this has been a challenging series to write.  Periodization is a heavy topic to tackle.  For most people, it’s not exactly a hot topic.  It’s possibly the most important topic for long term progression but it’s far from sexy. I try to keep …

Priorities

No matter how you choose to fill your time there will be something else you could be doing.  This is the trade-off.  It doesn’t matter if you are enjoying yourself or not, there is always something else that could be occupying your time. If you are working then you are not playing with your kids.  …

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 …