Exercise Tips for a Strong Back

It is important for EMS providers to maintain back strength as you never know when you will encounter a situation that might require extra strength, such as when lifting is required. A balanced strength-training program that includes back-extension exercises may help reduce injuries such as back sprains and strains. Check out this article and video from JEMS.com that demonstrates a simple exercise that can increase your overall fitness. Find more information about first responder fitness and health from the NVFC Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program.