Explosive strength plays a key role in the successful completion
of many crucial fire service tasks. Maximal efforts are frequently
required to perform urgent duties such as; forcing doors,
moving heavy objects, and evacuating injured people.
Muscular endurance is also of vital importance, for nearly
every fire rescue and suppression-related task requires numerous,
not just one, two, or three repetitions. For instance, the
operation of a nozzle, pulling of ceilings, ascending stairs,
and victim transport all require either continuous muscle
use for extended duration or repetitious muscle contraction.
To Improve Strength
To improve your explosive power, you should exercise with
relatively high weights and complete very few repetitions
(1-5). To improve your muscular endurance, you need to complete
a higher numbers of repetitions with lower weights. 25-30
repetitions at a weight that causes you to tire, but, still
maintain good form is quite productive.