Training Principles for Athletes

Whether high school athlete or occupational athlete there are certain principles that must be followed for optimal gains, long term health, and general physical preparedness.  Too often we as humans try to seek out the easy road or the magic fix because of it’s simplicity or our own laziness. Pretty pictures, flowery words, and the…

Core Stability Assessment

A recent article in the NSCA Strength & Conditioning Journal highlighted proposed changes for the Navy physical fitness testing standards.  These changes are following assessment protocols used in the Firefighters Wellness Fitness Initiative. …”Since 1982, the Navy has been using the curl-up as a means of assessing core muscular endurance as part of its semiannual…

Everett Fire Combat Challenge

This summer the Everett Fire Department is hosting the Scott Firefighter Challenge competition. Combat Challenge Details In case you haven’t already heard, we are excited to announce that the official Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge is coming to Everett on August 23rd and 24th, 2013. Our vision for this event is to not only have the…

Firefighter Combat Challenge Everett Washington

In case you haven’t already heard, I’m excited to announce that the official Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge is coming to Everett on August 23rd and 24th, 2013.  This is a national/international level tour that is coming to our own town. Pending final approval, the competition will be held on 14th street on Everett’s beautiful waterfront,…

Firefighter Workout Update

The workout program for Fire and Police occupational athletes has been updated for the next couple weeks.  Again, this is in the form of the “Program Builder” brought to you by FIT Launch to provide you some flexibility in designing your specific program to meet your equipment and time constraints. We will be placing a…

Train Smarter NOT Harder

  Training harder is not always better.  As a matter of fact, intelligent training, includes rest & recovery as part of a progressive design. Train smarter, not harder is obvious via this NSCA article.

Tactical Athlete Progressions

A recent compellation of studies confirmed several principles for the tactical athlete (fire/police/military).  A summary is included here to assist you in the physical aspects of your job performance. Once weekly progressive load carriage included in the program design (7).  – ie. stairclimb or walk jog with BA or weighted vest A progressive increase in…

EFD Program

Program update in place.  Login to the occupational athlete area to access.  Password still the door code. Also added your workout tracker document.  Utilize this to keep track of your program progress. Get Some.