What type of a fitness program should I start if I wanted to start firefighting?

Our community is short on volunteer firefighters so I’m applying. I’m already in pretty good shape but I can always do better. Any advice or recommendations on what a good fitness program would be? How would P90X be?

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2 Responses to “What type of a fitness program should I start if I wanted to start firefighting?”

  1. natasha k said:

    Go by your local fire station and ask around, that’s a good way to see what you are in for and to learned from the people who are already there.

  2. Natalie said:

    p90x gets great reviews, check them out:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fs%3Fie%3DUTF8%26x%3D0%26ref%255F%3Dnb%255Fss%255Fb%26y%3D0%26field-keywords%3Dp90x%26url%3Dsearch-alias%253Daps&tag=clogui-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957

    You’ll also want some adjustable dumbbells to go along with the program (don’t forget the chin-up bar):
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fs%3Fie%3DUTF8%26search-alias%3Daps%26ref%255F%3Da9%255Fsc%255F1%26qid%3D1249842001%26field-keywords%3Ddumbbells%2520adjustable&tag=clogui-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957

    Alternatively you can buy individual dumbbells, which is my personal preference. I like rubber coated HEX dumbbells the best:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fs%3Fie%3DUTF8%26x%3D0%26ref_%3Dnb%5Fsb%5Fnoss%26y%3D0%26field-keywords%3Drubber%2520coated%2520hex%2520dumbbells%26url%3Dsearch-alias%253Daps&tag=clogui-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957

    You’ll want this p90x chin/pull up bar (that’s door mounted, you might want to search for wall mounted):
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001ARNRRK?ie=UTF8&tag=zv11ex-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001ARNRRK

    or a ‘tower’:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fs%3Fie%3DUTF8%26x%3D0%26ref_%3Dnb%5Fsb%5Fnoss%26y%3D0%26field-keywords%3Dpull%2520up%2520tower%26url%3Dsearch-alias%253Daps&tag=clogui-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957

    You might also want to get pushup bars, I personally use this:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001ECZMSI?ie=UTF8&tag=zv11ex-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001ECZMSI

    although it’s pricey compared to others, so any of these will work fine:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fs%3Fie%3DUTF8%26x%3D0%26ref%255F%3Dnb%255Fss%255Fgw%26y%3D0%26field-keywords%3Dpushup%2520bar%26url%3Dsearch-alias%253Daps&tag=clogui-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957

    I also suggest resistance bands, I suggest ripcords brand as they don’t break on you (I had to go to the emergency room once because I was using bad ones from a gym, and it snapped and nearly broke my hand by slinging itself):
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fs%3Fie%3DUTF8%26x%3D0%26ref%255F%3Dnb%255Fss%255Fgw%26y%3D0%26field-keywords%3Dripcords%26url%3Dsearch-alias%253Daps&tag=clogui-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957

    Get the 5 set or 6 set (don’t get it with the DVD).

    And lastly, you should have a good recovery drink. I prefer this one myself over the p90x specific one:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001FSX08?ie=UTF8&tag=clogui-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0001FSX08

    ps, if you don’t want to put on too much muscle, use light weights (I suggest getting all 5 sets):
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fs%3Fie%3DUTF8%26x%3D0%26ref%255F%3Dnb%255Fss%255Fgw%26y%3D0%26field-keywords%3Dvaleo%2520weights%26url%3Dsearch-alias%253Daps&tag=clogui-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957




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