Let’s face it, fire school is brutal! It requires immense physical fitness and mental/physical stamina to both succeed and complete the program. Let’s face another thing, you will be judged on your physical inadequacies long before you are able to show off your other skills and abilities. Instructors will target the weak in the first hours of the program and never let up until they quit. So let’s make sure this doesn’t happen to you. By the time your academy is set to start, you are going to be strong, fast and able to outlast the grueling few months of the program. Not to mention, just like with all physical fitness, it makes the mind stronger and sharper. Prepare well and not only will you be ready physically but mentally as well. For best results, run the below workout program for 10-12 weeks before school! Warm up completely before beginning your sets. Choose weight that leads to TRUE muscle failure at 6-8 reps. Supplement and eat how you should (SEE BELOW!) Lastly, this might sound silly, but face each day of prep as 1 day closer to being a mental and physical fortress.
Monday – A STRONG BACK
- 6 Sets x 8 Deadlifts
- 5 Sets x 6 Bent Over-Rows
- 3 Sets x 12 (or max) Pull Ups
- 3 Planks To Failure
- 1/4 Mile Farmer’s Walk
- 15 Minutes Running
Tuesday – OVERHEAD WORK PREP
- 4 Sets x 6 Flat Bench
- 4 Sets x 8 Flys
- 3 Sets x 6 Incline Bench
- 3 Sets x 8 Military Press
- 4 Sets x 8 Lateral Shoulder Raise
- 3 Sets x 8 Dumbbell Shrugs
Thursday – LEG POWER
- 6 Sets x 8 Squats
- 5 Sets x 12 Dumbbell Walking Lunges
- 5 Sets x 8 Front Squats
- 4 Sets x 8 Straight Leg Deadlifts
- 10 Minutes Running
Friday – PHYSICAL/MENTAL STAMINA
- PICK ONE
- Get Dropped Off 7 Miles from home, go home!
- Climb 100 Floors (Bleachers, Machine, Home Stairs)
- Carry 50 pound bag 1 mile (Cement, Sandbag, Fertilizer)
WHAT TO EAT?
Fire School requires you to be light, strong and built to last. This is why we are going to do a balanced diet that provides fuel for strong muscles and strong recovery. For best results, figure out about how many calories you eat per day when not gaining or losing weight (just an estimate). Then pick a nice balance of foods from the list below and eat that same calorie amount per day needed to maintain. If you need to add some size for school go 500-1000 calories per day over that caloric maintenance number. If you need to drop weight then go 500-1000 calories per day under that number. The goal here is clean foods that prep you properly. Pair this with the workouts from above to see big results!
- FSN Protein Powder
- Lean red meat
- Chicken and turkey breasts
- Greek Yogurt
- Whole grains, such as oatmeal, quinoa, rice and cereals
- Starchy vegetables, such as potatoes
- Fruits, such as oranges, apples and bananas
- Other vegetables, such as leafy greens, broccoli and cucumbers
- Nuts and seeds
- Healthy oils, such as Olive Oil or MCT Oil
- High fat fruits, such as Avocado
HOW TO SUPPLEMENT!
Grab the 2021 Complete Line and pair it with the diet and workouts from above! Take your Creatine and Testo Booster with breakfast, then take Torched and Pump before your workout for massive energy and blood flow. Take Overhaul BCAA during your workout to avoid muscle breakdown and recover stronger. Take Superfood and Burn in the afternoon as a meal replacement. This will provide tons of nutrients as well as provide great lasting energy for the afternoon!
You might be wondering if you actually need all these supplements. But during the grueling training before and during your fire academy, you will quickly learn that you can’t live without them! Products like Torched and Overhaul will quickly become your best friend, giving you the energy and recovery that you desperately will need! Good luck!