Core Training


Core training and strength is critical to wildland firefighting and essential for both job performance and injury prevention. The body’s core muscles – also known as the girdle, form the foundation for movement and help to stabilize the spine. The core muscles lie deep within the torso, generally attach to the spine and involve the pelvic muscles for stabilization. Once you have this strong foundation, it’s easier to perform powerful movements with your arms and legs. Strong core muscles also help to correct postural imbalances that can lead to injury. Developing functional core fitness and stability helps maintain daily living and sustaining physical activities.

Core training exercises

button What is Fitness
button Getting Started
button Essential Components
button Aerobic Fitness
button Muscle Strength
button Core Training
button Flexibility
button Common Injuries
button Mental Fitness/ Preparation
button Firefighter Nutrition
button Wildland Fitness Assessment Battery
button Home Grown Fitness
button Q & A
button Resources
button Appendices
button BLM Fire and Aviation Fitness Challenge
button FireFit Task Group