Become a Badass by Training Like a Firefighter - Page 4

Lars Bredahl

Contributor - Firefighter Workouts

Victoria, Canada

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

 

For the complete explanation of the program, read the Firefighter Workouts FAQ.

 

Week 4

Day 1

Monday

A. Split Squats - find an 8 RM, rest as needed b/t legs
B. Deadlift - find a 5 RM, rest as needed
C. GH raises x 11-13 reps, rest 1 min x 3
D. Side Bridge 50 sec/side - 30 rest, 2/side
E. 10 sec AD sprint @ 100%, rest 1:20 x 7

 

Notes: test of split squats and deadlifts, mind form!

 

Day 2

Tuesday

A. Bench press - find a 5 RM, rest as needed
B. Pull ups - Find a 5RM, rest as needed
C. Dips - Find a 5 RM, rest as needed
D. Ring Rows - Find a 5 RM (angle and weight as needed)
E. 30 sec row @ 80-90%, 30 sec @ 50% x 16 - rest 3 min b/t sets 8&9

 

Notes: Get a spotter for bench press

 

Day 3

Thursday

A. Back Squats - Find a 5 RM, rest as needed
B. Good Mornings x 7-9 reps, rest 2 min x 3
C. Swiss ball leg curls x 11-13 reps, rest 1 min x 3
D. Plank on elbows - AMSAP, 1 attempt
E. Row 100m @ 100%, rest 1:45 x 7

 

Notes: Keep back straight on all lifts

 

Day 4

Friday

A. Standing press - find a 5 RM, rest as needed
B. Bent over rows - find a 5 RM, rest as needed
C1. Seated DB press x 5-7 reps, rest 1 min
C2. DB row x 5-7/arm, rest 1 min x 2
D. 10 min AD - 1 attempt max cals

 

Notes: strong, hard effort for 10 min straight

 

Day 5

Saturday or Sunday

45-55 min Hike/Elliptical @ Z1 (HR 110-130)

 

Click on the number below that corresponds to the week of training you're in.

 

 

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