The Firefighter Workout Exercise of the Week is a thoracic mobility drill called “The Gunslinger.” Firefighters tend to have limited thoracic mobility due to the nature of our work. Wearing turnouts, lifting patients, working in SCBA, placing ground ladders are just a few of the many firefighter tasks that may lead to thoracic tension. Thoracic tension that goes unchecked will result in limited mobility, eventually leading to decreased performance and chronic pain. This simple mobility drill may be used as a warm-up prior to training or throughout the day to relieve thoracic tension.
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