If you're looking to drop a few pounds after the holidays, we can't really recommend the Smoke Diver Workout. The 42nd Georgia Smoke Divers Class is continuing throughout the week at the Dalton Fire Department's training facility, and firefighters from across the state and around the country are taking part in grueling drill after grueling drill. It all starts at 7:00 AM with an hour and a half workout, much of which is done in full turnout gear. It includes calethestenics, an obstacle course, and a three-mile run. While it does burn some calories, it's probably not a great idea for an amateur workout enthusiast. But, the workout serves a very important purpose. Instructors say the idea is to fatigue the firefighters mentally and physically to simulate the fatigue firefighters will feel during intense fire calls.
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