Dump Read: Training Intensity

Use a stopwatch for rest intervals One simple but effective way to improve the effectiveness of your workout is to use a stopwatch. Two things are true when it comes to rest intervals – people rest too much during hypertrophy work and they don’t rest enough to improve performance in strength and power work. For …

Dadbod Experiment 2019

When my wife got pregnant with our second kid I followed the same protocol:  get into the best shape I can before baby gets here.  This proved much harder with a 2-year old and real adult responsibilities.  I was already “in shape” but I wanted to nudge that needle a little further to allow for …

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 …