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CALEMT

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Ready the marshmallows and hot chocolate. There's good times to be had in the delectable aroma of a nice hardwood fire. Ugh, I love the smell of cordite.

More like bourbon and the aroma of cedar wood burning.
 

CALEMT

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Booze. Meh

Cedar is just so common and annoying it's mandated to burn.

Fresh cut western red cedar is probably the most aromatic wood to burn IMHO. I prefer cedar over pine, I live at 5,300 feet so my options for wood is limited to those two.
 

DragonClaw

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Fresh cut western red cedar is probably the most aromatic wood to burn IMHO. I prefer cedar over pine, I live at 5,300 feet so my options for wood is limited to those two.

We have cedar but I don't think it's that kind.

We have cedar, oak, hickory, walnut, 5 types of pine and various other trees to burn. No shortage of options.
 

CALEMT

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It's about that time of year to go out and cut cord wood. I'll rapidly burn through my pile with how often I'm burning.
 

StCEMT

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You have shattered his hopes and dreams.

Today I ate my last mcdonald's for the foreseeable future. Starting a very strict meal and exercise plan with my wife. Least I know what and how much of everything I get to eat... Every single day for the next two weeks... Till I get a new plan from the trainer which will be the same for two weeks. We have already decided sushi will be our cheat meal once a week.
Dr. Mike Israetel has a lot of good exercise and nutrition info if you wanna listen to podcasts and stuff on your commute.
 

VentMonkey

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Front lunges on a Bosu ball, FML. Anyone wanna work on their core strength, I highly recommend investing in one of those. At my age heavy weights mean tiddlywink...
 

CALEMT

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Front lunges on a Bosu ball, FML. Anyone wanna work on their core strength, I highly recommend investing in one of those. At my age heavy weights mean tiddlywink...

I remember a while ago working out in a gym doing deadlifts, lifting a little on the heavy side feeling proud of myself until someone younger than me starting benching almost the same weight...

Lifting heavy just leads to disappointment. I'll lift moderate, but more reps. Stamina and endurance are more important to me now.
 

VentMonkey

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Stamina and endurance are more important to me now.
Heck yup. I haven’t lifted for “gains” in well over 2 decades.

When I injured my back swimming had me back on my feet, so to speak, and within 2 months I was back to working FT.

So, ya, I’ve long since lost my desire to try and lift a house, or pull a car with my teeth.
 

StCEMT

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Heck yup. I haven’t lifted for “gains” in well over 2 decades.

When I injured my back swimming had me back on my feet, so to speak, and within 2 months I was back to working FT.

So, ya, I’ve long since lost my desire to try and lift a house, or pull a car with my teeth.
I would say its probably a relevant way to workout for us though considering the size of many of our patients + equipment. I'm not a big dude and don't have extra built in strength that someone who is 6'3 does. Throw-in dropping 25lbs earlier this year and temporarily neutering my lifts, lifting heavy keeps me useful on scene. Sometimes I try to get in and help the FD lift and carry if I dont need to prep the truck lol.
 

Jim37F

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Stamina and endurance (i need more carrying a 50lb tool around 30+ minutes at an incident than one time lifting of 100lbs...) and tryna make the numbers on my waistline and scale behave (they're not completely outa control but not quite toeing the line either lol) are my workout goals

We have guys who lift for the gainz and look like they could be on the cover of some magazines, but they way they lift to get there, as soon as they slow down, they're gonna break down...
Of course they're the ones in the calendars and not me so......
 

CALEMT

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i need more carrying a 50lb tool around 30+ minutes at an incident than one time lifting of 100lbs...

I changed from lifting heavy to endurance and stamina when I was having trouble on a cut and rescue once. Those Amkus tools sure got heavy after a bit of work. Changed it up with the workouts and now its easier on extended cut and rescues.
 

StCEMT

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I changed from lifting heavy to endurance and stamina when I was having trouble on a cut and rescue once. Those Amkus tools sure got heavy after a bit of work. Changed it up with the workouts and now its easier on extended cut and rescues.
Perks of being EMS at fire stand bys. My work usually involves playing on my phone. At most it involves taking dozens of BP's.
 

GMCmedic

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I got a new friend today
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PotatoMedic

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Currently my favorite facebook page is baby yoda fights fire.
 

Seirende

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Watching a customer remove their mask to lick their finger to count the bills they're about to hand me makes me die inside.
 

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