Break Through Your Plateau: 4 Simple Steps

There are times in your lifting career when it’s going to seem like you’re hovering around the same weight on the same lift for a long period of time. Experienced lifters are okay with this and understand it’s part of the game. They hold fast without...

Training To Be A Firefighter Part 4 – Build Your Engine

Goal # 4: Build your Engine – The Ability to Do More Work in Less Time Chris Adams      Work capacity is easily relatable to fireground operations at the task level.  As a firefighter you are an “industrial athlete”; an individual who makes a living completing...

Training To Be A Firefighter Part 3 – Build Strength

Goal #3: Build Strength Chris Adams   It’s time for another moment of honesty.  Firefighting is not a strength sport.  It’s endurance.  There. I said it. I know this is going to cause contention with a lot of my strength focused firefighting brothers (I say brothers...

Training To Be A Firefighter Part 2 – Learn How To Move

Goal #2: – Learn How to Move  Chris Adams As I’ve struggled to improve my understanding of movement and training over the years (and there’s still such a long way to go) I’ve noticed an alarming trend.  It may be that the trend has always existed and my...

Training to Be A Firefighter – Part I

By CHRIS ADAMS Congratulations on deciding to join the fire service.  Committing to a career of public safety service is a noble endeavor.  The process is challenging and very competitive but well worth the struggle and sacrifice. I’ve been in the fire service for...

Ageless Athlete – Now Available

At 43 years old Professor Jim Madden exemplifies the Tactical Barbell philosophy; ‘Being advanced in multiple domains is elite’ In his new book Ageless Athlete, Jim shows how he transformed himself from an overweight/out-of-shape 30 year old to the...