Weight Vest Training for Firefighting Careers
Incorporating a Weight Vest into Your Firefighting Training
To a typical child, the only thing better than seeing a fire truck roll by is the hero riding in it. Firefighters respond at a moment's notice to keep our towns safe and rescue its citizens from all types of emergencies. These highly trained specialists are indeed athletes and they risk their lives on a daily basis doing their jobs. It's plain to see why so many people are drawn to firefighting careers - serving fellow man is both heroic and exciting, as well as providing attractive income and benefits. But starting a firefighting career can be an arduous task. These jobs are highly competitive and only the best and fittest get them. And if you're lucky (or good) enough to land one of these jobs, the next hurdle is to perform at a high level - day in and day out - maintaining the strength to carry all that gear and all the other physical demands of the job as well.
Training in this vest is the closest thing to actually exercising in all your firefighting gear. If you want results, you want this vest.
Dan D., Firefighter, Cleveland, OH
To safely and efficiently do their jobs, firefighting professionals must be mentally and physically prepared at a moment's notice. Training to become a firefighter using a Resistance Wear weight vest can help get you get into prime condition so you can react when called upon. Push-ups, pull-ups, jogging, squats and sit-ups are all immediately supercharged when you put on a Resistance Wear vest.
These functional exercises build flexibility, strength and stamina to allow you to be the best firefighter you can be. Our weight vests also can simulate, not just in weight, but weight distribution, the equipment, packs, tanks and hoses a firefighter would carry on the job, further enhancing functional job movements.
Benefits to this type of training for firemen and women are plentiful. Stronger muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments, less fat, increased endurance, more muscle and a higher metabolism.
Benefits of training in a Resistance Wear weight vest for a career in firefighting include:
- Immediate results without changing your routine. The physics of any exercise change when you add weight. You can keep doing your normal exercise routine and super-charge it with the vest!
- Challenging yourself daily with simple routines. Jogging with the vest instantly turns a cardio workout into a core workout too!
- More efficient and faster workouts. Get your workout done quicker. Increased resistance generates more fatigue faster so you can get more done in less time.
- Direct on-the-job results. Performing functional activities in the vest will prepare your body to carry all of the gear you need to when on the job. You'll get the job be ready to do the job!
As with anything, safe training is they key and you don't want to over train. Firefighting career training using the Resistance Wear vest is incredibly safe because you're utilizing functional body movement. You're simply adding weight to a movement that your body is designed to do. Movement + Resistance = STRENGTH! Our vests are designed with firefighting training in mind. You'll get the most out of any workout with Resistance Wear. From all of us at Resistance Wear, thank you for your service!