Art of Strength: Firepower, The Ultimate Workout for First Responders
By Anthony DiLuglio, RKC and Lt. Anthony Grokaitis, RKC
Dvd 175 min
Note: while some of the drills on this DVD can be performed with one kettlebell, most require the use of two kettlebells.
“An excellent workout. Drill #13 alone is worth the price of the DVD. ‘AOS Firepower’ to you!” —Pavel Tsatsouline, author of Enter the Kettlebell!
You may not have to hack and axe your way through a blazing doorway.
You may not have to sling a 257-pound burn victim over your shoulder and down a crazy-steep ladder.
You may not have to handle a ceiling collapse on your head.
You may not have to hang on to a bucking fire hose in skin-sizzling heat.
You may not have to survive frequent encounters of the very, very nasty kind.
You may not have to save lives at extreme risk to your own.
You may not find have to defend yourself against lethal attacks by a meth-addled maniac.
No, you may not…
But wouldn’t you like to be the kind of man or woman who can stand tall—confident you have the power, strength and endurance to handle the toughest physical challenge with full authority—always, anytime, anywhere?
Well, master kettlebell workout-maker Anthony Diluglio has teamed up with firefighter extraordinaire Anthony Grokaitis to create the ultimate strength and conditioning program for extreme physical resilience. For folks like you—just as much as for those professionals who lay their lives on the line every day to keep us safe…
And we are not just talking about muscular strength here…
Firefighters have one of the highest incidences of stroke and heart attack of any occupation. That’s because—unless you are properly conditioned—most people’s hearts (and brains) simply often can’t handle the sudden huge stresses faced in a job like firefighting. Or any other work requiring similar bursts of super-intense exertion.
Because your heart needs a very special kind of intense interval training to withstand the sudden extreme demands you encounter in first responder work. The kind of super-intense but carefully structured kettlebell workouts that the two Anthonys have figured out for you in theirFirepower.
Any of us at any time can need those reserves of conditioned strength to survive a brutal challenge. Firepower ensures you’ll always be ready whatever is thrown at you!
Anthony DiLuglio created his breakthrough ”Art of Strength” DVD training series with AOS: Providence. This was the first ever work-along kettlebell DVD and quickly gained a strong following.
AOS: Newport followed with a focus on sustained strength and speed in 2006. Both DVDs enabled thousands of people to get the most from kettlebell training without the need for a PHD in fitness-routine design. The AOS workouts are thoroughly tested and perfected with hundreds of actual clients at Punch Kettlebell Gym in Providence, RI before ever hitting your DVD player.
Lieutenant Grokaitis is a professional firefighter with the Worcester Fire Department in Massachussets. Grokaitis is a kettlebell fanatic and has had great success using kettlebells to raise the fitness levels of his fellow firefighters.
Firepower delivers the quality, production, great music, variety, user-friendly format, and intensity you’ve come to expect from AOS. This edition in the series features a totally new circuit structure and introduces the challenge of 6 great “double” kettlebell drills.
The primary circuit consists of 15 unique drills organized in 5 rounds. Each drill is thoroughly and efficiently explained with a 1-2 minute instructional segment. You may also practice individual drills along with Anthony before attempting the full circuit.
You may choose a workout length and intensity by selecting from 5 versions of the primary circuit:
1 alarm – once thru, long rests, ~30 minutes
2 alarm – once thru, short rests, ~25 minutes
3 alarm – twice thru, long rests, ~55 minutes
4 alarm – twice thru, short rests, ~45 minutes
General alarm – once thru, no rest, ~20 minutes
Each version starts with a solid joint mobility warm up and concludes (if you can survive to the end) with the famous “AOS 5-minute snatch test”.