weight lifting


Question by  Grace24 (18)

What is a good weight training program for someone who wants to be a firefighter?

I would like to be a firefighter and need a weithg training program.


Answer by  ddrfreak08 (117)

I've had two brother in laws who have become firefighters. A lot of the exercises they did wasn't so much weight training as it was actually doing what was going to be on the program. They ran a lot but with things like weight vests and carried dummies. In terms of weights build yourself so you can carry a lot.


Answer by  Anonymous

Certainly a weight program is beneficial along with stretching. Do not neglect your cardio. I've seen too many firemen come on the job with tremendous strength only to last 5 minutes at a fire before losing their wind. Find an interval cardio routine and change it up every two months.


Answer by  david6212 (5)

A good weight training regimine for a firefighter would be as follows;train with 50% of your max weight for each body part atleast 5 sets until failure


Answer by  mpelle (343)

P90X is a great workout, it involves a muscle confusion by doing a different work out every day which allows you to gain muscle very quickly in 90 days.


Answer by  Brett (7986)

Bench press, as you need very good upper body strength, along with pull-ups, and anything exercise in regardings to pulling or dragging. Squats would also be a big benefit, as part of the exam will require you to run with a certain amount of weight on your back. In addition, back exercises would help you.


Answer by  JDawg12 (3)

If you want to become a firefighter just work out in the gym 3 or 4 days a week with a good workout routine depending on your body type.

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