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Fitness

So you wanna be a firefighter?

How to Become a Firefighter Sounds like a career filled with action, doesn’t it? Being the hero of the day, running into smoke-laden buildings, rescuing the public from the burning flames, and being nominated for the Pride of Britain Awards. By the way, don’t expect to get any awards. As a fire fighter all the … Continue reading »

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Cardiovascular fitness for golf

I wrote a blog last year explaining how running helped my firefighting career. Well, since I’ve retired as a firefighter I have been playing a lot of golf and I can say that running has also improved my golf too! Here is why: The aerobic cardiovascular system consists of the heart, lungs, and blood. This … Continue reading »

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Three Reasons Why You Need a Coach

I’ve just “soft” launched my coaching company this year and there are three reasons why you need a coach: Personal Growth: Take advantage of those who’ve walked the path before you. There’s much to be learned from those who’ve been there and done it before us. Sure, times have changed over the years in how we … Continue reading »

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How running helped my firefighting career

I mentioned in my book ‘Firefighting from within‘ about running at a young age and now I want to share how it helped me as a firefighter. Running helps to get rid of excessive adrenalin and other stress hormones, boosts your mood and keeps you fit. Running is free, you can do it anywhere, and it … Continue reading »

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How You Can Dramatically Change Your Health in Just 10 Minutes

You don’t need to work out for hours at a time to dramatically improve your health. In fact, short bouts of exercise can be more effective at improving your aerobic fitness than longer workouts, as long as they’re done right. Having good aerobic fitness is extremely important for firefighters to avoid having a heart attack … Continue reading »

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You Don’t Have to Be a firefighter to be firefighter fit

Whilst going to a fire call once as a firefighter I was climbing the stars with my co-firefighter whom was also a bodybuilder in his spare time. We had our breathing apparatus donned and when we got to the top of the fourth floor and my co-firefighter was breathing so heavy I thought f–k he is … Continue reading »

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The biggest lie in in the sports and fitness industry about getting a six-pack

I recently found out that abdominal obesity specifically is very strongly associated with a higher risk of heart disease and heart attack since excess fat is being stored right near the chest. So I thought I’d get to work recently to reduce the bulge in front of my belly that slowly appeared over the recent few years. … Continue reading »

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