In the coming weeks, we will be featuring simple, tactical exercises that are relevant to firefighters. These exercises will be body weight only, simple to perform at the fire station and they can be done as a crew or as an individual.
The exercise featured this week is the front lunge. This exercise is relevant to firefighters because it is similar to movement patterns used in climbing stairs and ladders. It is a tactical movement when performed properly, as it trains you to maintain footing in challenging situations. For example, pulling a pre-connect to the front yard of a house that has wet grass or uneven terrain.
The Warm Up: Knee to Chest/Heel to Glute
The Training Exercise: The Front Lunge
The Compensatory Movement: Pigeon
Take a look at the instructional video: