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FREE: Scott Sonnon’s “RECUPER8” Program

Firefighter Workouts | Firefighter Fitness


This week we have a special Firefighter Workout installment. Scott Sonnon has created a comprehensive and specific joint mobility/active recovery program for tactical responders. This program may be used daily to improve joint mobility and health, or it may be used specifically as a warm-up for physical activity. Recovery from stress (mental/physical/emotional) is the single most important aspect of long term health and peak performance for firefighters. The “RECUPER8” program can be incorporated into any regular exercise program. Please take advantage of this free gift:


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Firefighter Recovery: Foam Roll – Hips & Legs

Low back pain, hip pain and decreased hip mobility can be caused my muscle tension in the hips and lower extremeties.  The foam roll is an excellent tool to help relieve muscle tension and to aid in recovery from occupational stress and physical training.

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Firefighter Recovery: Foam Roll – Back

Recovery from occupational stress and moderate or high intensity physical training is the most critical component of comprehensive firefighter fitness and wellness.  Firefighting is a physically demanding job, both in training and emergency response.  Firefighters also tend to focus on higher intensity exercise, leading to increased stress and tension.   This pattern of breaking down our bodies without placing proper priority on recovery will eventually lead to chronic pain and injury.

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