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Old 04-21-2008, 01:09 PM   #11
Robert Olajos
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Re: No running alowed. WTF!!!! please help

Originally Posted by Derek Maffett View Post
Great, because we all know that firefighters have absolutely no need for running.
We have an unofficial policy at our department: No running at calls. Walking gets you there almost as quickly and much more safely. Running causes tripping, which causes injuries, which draws resources away from what we're really there for. We didn't start the fire, so we're not going to get hurt putting it out.

Besides, we don't run into burning buildings, we crawl in.

No policy against working out or running as a workout, but they did remove a basketball net a few years back due to a rash of injuries caused by intense competition.
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Old 04-21-2008, 01:32 PM   #12
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Re: No running alowed. WTF!!!! please help

"Besides, we don't run into burning buildings, we crawl in."

Maybe sub in bear crawls instead of running.
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Old 04-22-2008, 08:13 AM   #13
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Re: No running alowed. WTF!!!! please help

True dat Robert.
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:45 AM   #14
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Re: No running alowed. WTF!!!! please help

Originally Posted by Allie Newell View Post
My crew and I were doing "Michael" Rx. Our Fire chief saw me running and expressed that our workmans comp would not cover any type of running on department property, unless it was on a tread mill (not available at our station). Any recomendations. The benifits my crew and I have accrued over the last 6 months of CFing is imeasureable. Please help. We have an eliptical however 5 guys 1 machine it just does not work out.
can you just run anyways with this quite acceptable(in my eyes) risk?
just dont trip. or did he actually say you cant run?
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Old 05-30-2008, 10:49 AM   #15
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Re: No running alowed. WTF!!!! please help

I have been tasked with setting up a fitness program for our department. If the are any FD that have already set crossfit up as thier fitness regiem....please foward me your GOP or SOP as it relates. I have something started here but really have no desire to reinvent the wheel.
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Old 05-30-2008, 01:23 PM   #16
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Re: No running alowed. WTF!!!! please help

Check out Orange County Fire Authority in California. CF is the standard at their academy and daily PT. Good luck and let me know how this woks out. My dept does not have a PT program. Peck
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Old 05-30-2008, 02:31 PM   #17
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Re: No running alowed. WTF!!!! please help

My department dropped ground fighting due to a, "rash," of injuries. It doesn't matter that when deal with combative subjects we're taught to take them to the ground, but once we're there we're not trained to handle it. I put in for the class a half dozen times and received my final denial, which stated that if I ever put in for it again I'd be disciplined. You gotta love risk management.

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Old 05-31-2008, 11:15 AM   #18
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Re: No running alowed. WTF!!!! please help

Always check the CF FAQ first when confronted with exercise sub dilemmas:

3.2. How does running compare to rowing, biking, etc.?

To compare the different aerobic exercises, pick a comparable time interval. For example, if you run 400m in 90 seconds, then row or bike or jump rope or run stairs etc. for 90 seconds.

3.3. What's a good substitute for running?

See previous for some suggestions. Also, box jumps, cross-country skiing, heavy bag work, kettlebell or dumbbell swings, weighted stair-climbing or box-stepping.
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