Category Archives: fit

Personal Training for Firefighters

Use these tools to give firefighters a training edge.  “Strength and endurance must go hand-in-hand on the fireground,” says Kenneth Shuttleworth, a 24-year firefighter and seven-year NASM-CPT, CES, PES, FNS. Here, his advice about what NASM-CPTs should keep in mind when working with active-duty firefighters and firefighters-in-training. Active-Duty Firefighters Cardiovascular Training Use circuit workouts for […]

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Get Ready to Burn the Basket!

Step away from the bunny and put down the chicks! We did the math, and you may be surprised to know what kind of calorie punch these basket staples have …and what you’ll need to do to burn them off. The calorie burn numbers below are estimated based on the weights of the “average” male (195 pounds) and female […]

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Should Athletes Really Ditch Carbs?

If you’ve ever seen cyclists chowing down on pastries or runners inhaling spaghetti, then you’ve noticed their preference for carbs. Sports nutrition has centered on carb-rich diets for decades with the intention of maximizing energy stores. However, some athletes are ditching carbs all together. As part of what’s known as a “ketogenic diet,” it’s the […]

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