Firefighter Training Episode 37:
In this firefighter training episode, I talk with Dr. Karlie Moore of Fit For Duty Consulting and a Contributor with Firefighter Toolbox about the 5 common exercises that most of us do and that are hurting us or are going to hurt us. This means we should be avoiding these exercises! Let’s learn which ones they are and what we should do instead. Exercises to avoid are sit-ups, calf raises on a machine with the weight on our shoulders, and more. Intro by Battalion Chief Joe Turner
About Dr. Moore
Since 2007, Doctor Karlie Moore has been helping firefighters improve their health.
Her work in the fire service began with the Santa Ana College Fire Technology Department where she conducted fitness assessments for fire departments all over southern California. She now provides fitness testing and educational lectures to several fire departments in Oregon.
Dr. Moore studies the relationships between exercise/nutrition and chronic disease and she specializes in firefighter health. Her dissertation focused on improving the methods for assessing back injury and heart attack risk among firefighters.
She has developed the only protocol for firefighters of its kind. It’s a special treadmill testing protocol, which involves walking up an incline while wearing a weighted vest, to predict aerobic capacity in firefighters (as a measure of cardiac risk). Her further contributions to the fire service include providing education to firefighters about becoming healthier and happier via her website FitForDutyConsulting.com.
About the Firefighter Toolbox Podcast/Internet Radio Show
The Firefighter Toolbox Podcast/Internet Radio Show is an audio program for up and coming firefighters and leaders who want to become better at the ever evolving skill of firefighting and to continue growing into a better leader. We interview great firefighters, officers, and other authorities inside and outside of the fire service who bring great ideas, insights, and information to share with us so we can take our skills to the next level.
About The Game “Are You Smarter Than A Probie?”
David Soler and Firefighter Toolbox are also the creators of the “Are You Smarter Than A Probie?” game show. Listen in weekly as brave firefighters compete to answer 5 FFI/FFII questions on the hot seat and prove they are smarter than a probie. New episodes every Tuesday. (Most listen to it on the commute to work, working out, doing chores or as a company training.) To learn more about the show– Click Here —–
Mentions On The Show
Read Dr. Moore’s series on this subject here:
5 Exercises FFs Should NOT Do & What To Do Instead