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Being a firefighter requires a unique set of skills and physical abilities. You need stamina, strength, endurance, and power to perform your best in physically and mentally demanding situations.


These workouts are designed by full-time firefighter Lars Bredahl. Lars has been involved in various aspects of the firefighting, including working on the Firefighter Combat Challenge Team and working as a trainer for his co-workers. Lars has brought his years experience and expertise together to create this workout program.



Firefighter Workouts FAQ

Before you get started, here's what Lars wants you to know about the program. Make sure you read through to the bottom before commencing training. If you have questions, post them to the comments below or join us in the discussion forums!


Who is this program for?

  • Firefighters seeking a higher level of fitness
  • People who want to become firefighters
  • Firefighters interested in competing in firefighter challenges
  • Anybody that wants to train like a firefighter


Why should I use this program?

If you would like to be a well-rounded firefighter who is not only strong, but who also has good endurance, stamina and power, this program is for you. This program can help you prepare to become a full time firefighter, whether you are just starting in school or want to start pursuing a career in the fire service. These workouts are geared towards firefighters seeking to be at the top of their class for fitness and health.


When are the workouts?

The workouts are scheduled every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. It is recommended that you begin the program from the beginning rather than jumping in part way through. This program is safest and most effective if you follow it in its entirety.



What equipment do I need?

Most of these workouts should be suitable for a typical gym. Over time there may be a need for some more specific tools like prowlers, charged hose lines, Rescue Randy, pylons, stairs, a Keiser force machine, sledgehammer, and hose bundles.


Where can I find more information and ask questions?

I will post notes at the bottom of each workout that will go into more detail. I will also post links to videos whenever possible. If you have more questions, you can head over to the Breaking Muscle Forum, and I will get back to you as soon as possible with an answer.


Record and share your results! The only way we can make this program better over time is if you show us your results. So please comment at the bottom of each workout you do with your age, weight, height, gender, and results.


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