our 3 training principles GUIDE YOU TO OUTLAST.

and our 8 fire ground maneuver areas round out your firefighter-inspired fitness training experience. 

LOWMOTION (TM)

LowMotion is a Fitfighter term that's inspired by the best in the movement business: 2 year olds. To excel as firefighters and athletes we must get reacquainted with the positioning and strength engaged when moving on all fours. Work Kodiak Crawls with 5 lb weight to start. 

WEIGHT LOAD IMBALANCE

Training Weight Load Imbalance builds stabilizer muscles and strength required to be comfortable with significant off-balance load on your body. Incorporate imbalanced weight into strength, plyometric, and interval workouts, starting with 5 lbs and build.  

Burst of Power

Nearly every movement on the fire ground, the athletic field, or the battlefield and often in life requires a quick reaction as opposed to gradual build up. Working Bursts of Power in a safe fitness setting prepares your body for going zero to sixty when you need it to most.  


AND 8 MANEUVER AREAS FORM WHOLE BODY CIRCUITS.

See sample vids below and our Circuit Training video.

SEARCH OPERATIONS circuit focused on extended periods of LowMotion with weight.

SEARCH OPERATIONS circuit focused on extended periods of LowMotion with weight.

LADDERS AND TOOLS circuit places the body under multi-dimensional force as it is working ladders and tools. 

LADDERS AND TOOLS circuit places the body under multi-dimensional force as it is working ladders and tools. 

GEAR OPERATIONS circuit works the tremendous strain on the body when working with gear and tools. 

GEAR OPERATIONS circuit works the tremendous strain on the body when working with gear and tools. 

CARDIO BURST circuit applies to most movements required by occupational athletes: immediate zero to sixty.

CARDIO BURST circuit applies to most movements required by occupational athletes: immediate zero to sixty.

HOSE HANDLING circuit provides skills training with weight imbalanced as it is on the fire ground. 

HOSE HANDLING circuit provides skills training with weight imbalanced as it is on the fire ground. 

RESCUE circuit works stability and proper technique when moving heavy load low to the ground. 

RESCUE circuit works stability and proper technique when moving heavy load low to the ground. 

VENTILATION & RECOVERY success relies on the stamina and stability under repetitive motion scenarios. 

VENTILATION & RECOVERY success relies on the stamina and stability under repetitive motion scenarios. 

FORCIBLE ENTRY torques the body into position of controlled stress with imbalanced weight load. 

FORCIBLE ENTRY torques the body into position of controlled stress with imbalanced weight load. 


Training and Educational Vids

KICKSTART YOUR TRAINING with Steelhose circuits

The System is a one-stop-shop to jumpstart your LowMotion, Cardio Burst, Weight Loaded training program. This 3 minute sample circuit video is a taste of what's to come if you plunge head first into our Steelhose Circuit Training Video, hot off the press in our Steelhose shop. Enjoy the ride and let us know how it went!... We'd love to hear from you. 

Or better yet, post your own best circuit move on our Facebook Page, and we'll consider it for our next circuit video!

We often get asked to Define "functional"

Our Chief Trainer offers you an impromptu 2 minutes on what this fitness buzz word means to us at Fitfighter. We're recycling fire hose and turning it into the most adaptable training tool out there. Designed and used for skills-based firefighter training to close the gap between fitness and the fireground, our hoses are ideal for anyone who shares our training philosophy.

Station 24 is on a mission. we are right behind.

We are proud that firehouses and academies across the country are adopting the Steelhose System into their fitness and skills training. In this video, Station 24's team has incorporated the Hoss into their gear-heavy truck bay obstacle course to work repetitive motion with weight.  

Keep it simple with circuit posters.

We've done the heavy lifting for you when it comes to the sports science of LowMotion, Weight-Load Imbalance, Burst of Power training. Circuit posters are ideal with a Firehouse Package, for the truck bay, in the locker room, or on the gym wall. They outline our 8 Fireground Maneuver Areas and offer 4 entry level exercises for each, creating a complete 30 minute circuit. 

Available online at our Shop and in Circuit Video format!

Backstage with Fitfighter 

A fave circuit duo: scissor jumps & Steelhose Burpees

Start without weight for this dynamic duo of circuit training, then add in your Auger Steelhose to progress your training and work your weight balance. This 1 minute vid from Backstage features the cities of Chicago and Huntington NY as our Chief Trainer takes you through a heart pumping drill. Repeat x3 for your post-jog strength interval. 

Secret to success: 5 post workout stretches

From a backcountry ski adventure in Rogers Pass, British Columbia, a quick impromptu kitchen video with the 5 most important stretches you can do post workout to keep key joints strong and nimble. Tack these 5 minutes onto the end of every workout and never skimp on stretching.