Firefighters need to stay healthy for themselves and healthy enough to battle vicious fires and save lives. In this New York Times video, they profile the non-profit organization founded by firefighters, 5-5-5 Firefighter Fitness, Inc. whose mission is to reduce cardiac arrests of firefighters by providing daily workouts.
The workout routines aren’t your traditional exercises. In the video, we see how the New Brunswick, NJ fire departments trains. They focus on functional fitness exercises such as stair climbing with a bag of gear, box climbing on the back of the firetruck and other routines to strengthen different body muscles. Some are specific for firefighters such as building grip strength doing a farmer’s carry with 32-gallon foam pails.
Source: The New York Times