First responders and wildland firefighters don’t have the option to work from home. They need to be in top physical and mental shape or else lives could be lost. If they can’t make it to the gym, they bring the gym home or find a way to use whatever space they have to hit their daily goals. We worked with the guys at MTNTOUGH Fitness Lab to bring those simple but effective routines to you and whatever space you occupy to help you keep physically fit and mentally sharp. Here you’ll find each workout in our series. Take ’em one by one or, if you’re up for a serious challenge, try to run through the whole routine.
WORKOUT 1: THE FRIDLEY WORKOUT
A grueling, full-body workout used in preparation for wildfire season.
WORKOUT 2: MOTHER OF QUAD
A marathon-session of squats that tests mental strength just as much as the physical.
WORKOUT 3: THE PACK CHALLENGE
Grab a weighted rucksack and try the workout tailored for fire crews after a year of rigorous research.
WORKOUT 4: GONE IN 12 MINUTES
Boost your muscle endurance and overall cardiovascular fitness, all while testing your will power.
WORKOUT 5: BRICK BY BRICK
If you want to build incredible leg endurance so you’re not last to the top of the mountain, this is your ticket.
WORKOUT 6: THE DEVIL’S 55
If you could only do one workout with limited equipment, this would cover all the bases and then some.