Dare I say yoga? 3 essential stretches for fire and EMS professionals

Yoga poses can help improve firefighter flexibility and mobility – factors that are essential not only to improving endurance, but to resisting injury


In some fire stations across the country, “yoga” is a four-letter word, in more ways than one. A lot of us have a preconceived notion that yoga isn’t really “serious” exercise. Firefighters and EMT/paramedics need brute strength and cardiovascular ability, not breath and mind control, right?

In fact, most yoga classes provide an intense workout, and yoga poses can help improve firefighter flexibility and mobility – factors that are essential not only to improving endurance, but to resisting injury as you respond to fire and EMS calls.

Watch this video to learn about three stretches that will help improve your performance.

 

Start incorporating these stretches into your workouts today. I guarantee they will improve the way you feel, the way you funtion on the fire and emergency scene.

Questions? Contact me at zamzowfitness@gmail.com or visit Fire Rescue Fitness.

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