Become a Badass by Training Like a Firefighter - Page 5

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 5

Day 1

Monday

A. Front squats x 10-12 reps, rest 2-3 min x 3
B. Deadlift x 6-8 reps, rest 2 min x 3
C. Cable machine leg curls x 8-10 reps, rest 90 sec x 3
D. Side bridge x 55 sec, rest 35 x 2/side
E. 12 sec AD sprint @ 100%, rest 1:28 x 5

 

Notes: new cycle, slight changes

 

Day 2

Tuesday

A. Bench press x 6-8 reps, rest 2-3 min x 3
B. Pull ups x 6-8 reps, rest 2 min x 3
C1. Dips x 6-8 reps, rest 1 min
C2. Ring rows x 6-8 reps, rest 1 min x 3
D. 1 min row @ 80-90%, 1 min @ 50% x 6 - rest 3 min b/t sets 3&4

 

Notes: row times are up, pace accordingly

 

Day 3

Thursday

A. Weighted step ups x 8-10/leg, rest 2 min x 3
B. Good mornings x 6-8, rest 2 min x3
C. Single-leg ball leg curls x 6-8, rest 30 sec b/t legs x 3
D. Plank on elbows x 1:45, rest 15 sec x 2
E. Row 150m @ 100%, rest 2 min x 4

 

Notes: step up height - max 20"

 

Day 4

Friday

A. Standing press x 6-8 reps, rest 2 min x 3
B. Bent over rows x 6-8 reps, rest 2 min x 3
C1. Seated DB press x 5-6 reps, rest 1 min
C2. DB row x 5-6/arm, rest 1 min x 2
D. 7 min AD @ 80-90%, rest 4 min x 3

 

Notes: squeeze shoulder blades back on rows

 

Day 5

Saturday or Sunday

50-60 min hike @ Z1

 

Notes: add weight if necessary

 

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

 

 

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