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...

Operator Options

Operator is the gold standard, our flagship strength template.  Renowned for getting people very strong relatively quickly. It’s success relies heavily on the concept of frequent sub-maximal training. Pick a small cluster of big bang-for-buck exercises and hit...