My Top 10

If my life were to end tomorrow in some sort of fiery automobile or airplane crash and I was to list the 10 most important parts of my workout life; or if due to this rapid change of events I was to be limited to only doing 10 different exercises or activities for the rest […]

Simple Planning For Base Fitness

I feel like a total wanker of late.  Maybe less wanker and more poser. Yesterday I was cleared to ride my bike for the first time in 6 weeks.  So I did.  Left hand completely restrained in my splint, only able to balance it on my handle bar.  Baby stepping it off the curbs. My […]

A Bit Of Irony…

Life can be a bit ironic and to that extent I have a bit more metal/iron (bad pun) in my hand to prove it. It’ll be four weeks ago on Monday when I will have broken (possible understatement of my year) my left thumb and hand getting a bit too aggressive on my mountain bike. […]

What Type of Stretching Routine Should I Do?

“What Type of Stretching Routine Should I Do?” We get that a lot and to be completely frank and honest, I don’t know. I would start with; do something appropriate for your ability and background and make sure that it adequately prepares your body for what it is going to be doing. How about that? […]

Know Your Purpose

You know what most people are doing dead wrong about what they do when they train? They don’t have a clue what they are doing or why. Few things drive me as crazy as when I watch someone ripping or bagging on another because they think what they are doing is stupid, inane or just […]

Down but not yet out…

At least I don’t think so. You had  rough couple of weeks?  Me too. No doubt others out there have had it much tougher and certainly some much more tragic.  This is my world though, my pain and in this particular situation my blog so I’m gonna lay it out for you with my sad […]

Why We Do It The Way We Do

Why is firefighterathlete.com different?  There are a whole bunch of  different reasons, before I go into them I am begging you to remember and consider two different things….. pretty please. 1.  This is NOT a sales pitch.  Not at all.  This is the owner and creator of this site telling you, pouring his heart and […]

Fundamentals

I hammer myself, I hammer my athletes and I do my best to instil it in the people who work for me. “Nail the basics and never forget that consistency is king.” A whole lot has been accomplished in this world by those who stayed true to that mantra.  Some were fated for greatness but […]

What Is Your Excuse?

I hear them everyday, it has been accepted as part of my job. I used to take it personally and let it get under my skin, now I just pity the person. Not from a place of arrogance, as arrogant as that sounds, but honest to god genuine pity for the person. Who wants to […]

Run With Tanya

We conducted a fundraiser last week for one of our athlete’s; Tanya.  She was born without any lower legs or fingers on both the right and left sides of her body.  When she came in and started training with us she asked that she not receive any special treatment or exceptions.  We have given her […]

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