O2X Human Performance hosts its next training program for Boston Fire Academy candidates Nov. 7 to 11 on Moon Island in Boston.
Some 64 candidates for the Boston Fire Department are expected to attend the four-day training session, led by O2X’s world-class team of human performance experts. Past O2X Boston Fire Academy training sessions have provided big improvements in the health of firefighters (details and data below).
Each O2X Human Performance workshop for firefighters and other tactical athletes begins with a morning workout led by a strength and conditioning expert, followed by a series of seminars, lectures and individual health assessments featuring thought leaders in a variety of human performance disciplines.
O2X follows up the workshops with an individualized online continuing education program for each participating firefighter.
The program is built upon O2X’s five pillars of performance: nutrition, sleep, stress management, resilience and physical conditioning, summarized through O2X’s “Eat. Sweat. Thrive” methodology.
BATTLING THE FIREFIGHTER HEALTH CRISIS
O2X’s work with the Boston Fire Academy and Boston Fire Department comes at a time when American firefighters face a serious health crisis, including elevated risks of cancer, cardiac disease, orthopedic injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.
The O2X program for firefighters and tactical athletes is meant to mitigate these risks and make for healthier firefighters. The long-term result is that firefighters can serve longer, healthier careers, while make their communities safer places to live and work.
Healthier firefighters can also save substantial money for communities currently burdened with healthcare costs related to the firefighting profession.
O2X FIREFIGHTER TRAINING GETS RESULTS
O2X Human Performance training is creating quantifiably dramatic improvements in the health and well-being of Boston firefighters, according to data recorded by the Boston Fire Department before and after 2015 and 2016 training sessions at the Boston Fire Academy.
Among 59 members of the Boston Fire Department who participated in a recent round of O2X training, the average firefighter in just an 8-week period produced a:
- 6% improvement in the time it took to run 1.5 miles
- 0% improvement in the number of push-ups in 60 seconds
- 8% improvement in number of pull-ups
- 3% improvement in number of air squats in 60 seconds
- A stunning 52.5% improvement in planking time, a key measure of overall fitness and core strength
This health data was independently recorded by the Boston Fire Department.
O2X, 1147 Hancock St., Suite 233, Quincy, Mass., 02169, 781-534-3660, www.o2x.com.