Managing Firefighter Fatigue
  • Managing Firefighter Fatigue
    Central nervous system (CNS) fatigue can and should be managed within tactical strength and conditioning programs.
  • NSCA ClassicsManaging Firefighter Fatigue

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    Firefighting is a physically and mentally demanding job that can lead to central nervous system (CNS) fatigue. By organizing efforts toward adjusting workouts in a manner that will not add to an already taxed CNS, firefighters have the best chance of developing the performance enhancement needed to adapt to and overcome the stresses of the job and everyday life.

    Jorge Carvajal, CSCS, USAW
    Managing Firefighter Fatigue
    TSAC Report, Issue 19, October 2011

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