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1. Introduction

2. Exercise Physiology and Sport Psychology

What is Sport Psychology?

What Do Exercise Physiology and Sport Psychology Have To Do With Firefighters?

The Peak Performance Model (PPM)

3. Physical Training

The Firefighter Performance Workout (FPW)

Warmup

Flexibility

Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion

Core/Strength Training

The FPW in Review

4. Nutrition, Hydration, and Ergogenic Aids

Nutrition

The Performance Diet

Hydration

Caffeine

Nicotine

Supplements

5. Injury

Treating Minor Injuries

The Psychology of Injury

Post-Injury Warning Signs

Tips on Dealing with Injury

Life Stress and Injury

 6. Attitude

Dealing with Complainers

Using “I Messages”

Supervisors and Crew Morale

 7. Goal Setting

Personal Goal Setting

Team Goals

 8. Teams

What is a Team?

Cohesion and Teams

Understanding How Teams Develop [SAMPLE MATERIAL]

Five Stages of Group Development [SAMPLE MATERIAL]

Team Building Advice from Coaches

 9. Stress

What is Stress?

Firefighters and Stress

The Biology of Stress

Techniques for Dealing with Stress

 10. Transitions

Transitions within the world of fire

Partial Transition off the Fireline

Complete Transition Out of Fire

 11. Relationships

The Firefighter Relationship Survey

Communication

Partner Qualities

Relationships with Other Firefighters

Time Together/Time Apart

Plans

Priorities

Job Changes

Tending to Relationships — Do's and Don’ts

 12. Pulling It all Together

Peak Performance Model

Book References

Index

2007 Birch Grove Publishing

232 pp; paperbound; $25;
ISBN 978-0-9744071-4-2 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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