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January 2012

What's Happening -- To Pad, or Not to Pad
What's Happening -- Lunging for Success
What's Happening -- The Evolution of Chin-Ups

November 2011

What's Happening -- BFS TRAVELS TO NEW YORK FOR AHPERD - For 35 years BFS has been helping athletes and students develop to their best potential through proper training. Stressing perfect technique over more weight...

October 2011

What's Happening -- BFS Sale - Buy One Get One at Half Price - With over 800 products to choose from this is a great opportunity to get the equipment you need ....

September 2011

What's Happening -- Book Review - Functional Testing in Human Performance - Testing is critical in any physical or athletic fitness program – after all, if you don’t test, how do you know if what you are doing works? For this reason, the book Functional Testing in Human Performance should be on hand in the athletic department of every school in the country
What's Happening -- BFS Book Review - Neuromechanics of Human Movement - One of the best textbooks on the nervous system’s effects on muscles and motion is Roger M. Enoka’s Neuromechanical Basis of Kinesiology (Human Kinetics). If you are a serious student of biomechanics...
What's Happening -- Scholarship Winner Update - Chloe Van Tussenbroek
What's Happening -- Only 5 dayas left! - Free Freight through Labor Day

August 2011

What's Happening -- Free Freight through Labor Day
What's Happening -- The New www.BiggerFasterStronger.com Home Page - We have updated our homepage with the goal of increasing the ease in which you can find just what you want...

July 2011

Featured Article -- Blast from the Past - Utah Jazz Summer Program
What's Happening -- Tiara Lusk continues to surprise

April 2011

What's Happening -- OptoJump: From Performance to Concussion Control
Training Brief -- The answer is always "balance"
What's Happening -- Book Review - Ask Coach Poliquin
What's Happening -- Lusia Angilau - Volleyball Scholarship
Spotlight Product -- The Evolution of Sled Training

March 2011

Training Brief -- Top 10 Reasons to the BFS Program
What's Happening -- Chloe Van Tussenbroek - BFS Weightlifting Scholarship Winner

February 2011

Spotlight Product -- Primal Bars
Featured Article -- Hills West High - 12-0 Champions!
Training Brief -- BFS Regional Certification - Take Charge!
What's Happening -- Charles Write Checks
Spotlight Product -- The resurrection of a great training tool - Kettle Bells

January 2011

Training Brief -- The New Science of Traning Female Athletes
What's Happening -- 2011 Power Clean Champs Set for Vegas
What's Happening -- Congratulations to Team BFs - Nick and Jeff Sellers

December 2010

What's Happening -- The Ethics of Service
BFS 2011 National Certification
Special Bulletin -- Visit BFS at the National Athletic Directors Conference
What's Happening -- The Crossfire Conquest

November 2010

What's Happening -- Double Take - John Broz
What's Happening -- Breaking Traditions at Utah State
What's Happening -- Look Who Is Reading BFS -- Ashley Wiltgen, BSc

October 2010

What's Happening -- The Power of Hope -- A Message from BFS Editor in Chief Kim Goss
Training Brief --Structural Balance and Auxiliary Exercises
What's Happening -- ROAD TRIP! -- Letter from the Editor
What's Happening -- BFS Midwest Training Center - Certification by Appointment
What's Happening -- Just Rewards -- Amy Elizabeth Medina
Special Bulletin -- BFS INNOVATIONS - More Features - Lower Prices
Featured Article -- Staying Strong at Schalmont High

September 2010

What's Happening -- Book Review -- Jump Rope Training by Buddy Lee
Training Brief -- Flexibility for Winning -- A New Look at Flexibility Training
What's Happening -- Nutrition Update -- Primal Bars
What's Happening -- BFS Clinician Bitten by the Weightlifting Bug
What's Happening -- Coming on Strong for Team BFS -- Janelle Avila
Featured Article -- A Tradition of Excellence -- Cary-Grove High School

August 2010

Special Bulletin -- 2011 Regional Certifications
What's Happening -- Strength Beyond Sport -- Firefighters Train with BFS
Spotlight Product -- Bench Press, Squat, and Clean with Unparalleled Safety -- The Ultimate Multi Use Rack - We call this the Ultimate Multi Use Rack with good reason. Adjustable safety catches span the entire length of the lifting area making this rack one of our safest...
Featured Article -- 2010 BFS High School of the Year -- Alexander High School
Special Bulletin -- 30% OFF RETAIL ON MOST BFS CUSTOM MANUFACTURED STEEL EQUIPMENT

July 2010

What's Happening -- Player Profile -- Pat Mendes
What's Happening -- Book Review -- Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes - Testing is a given in today’s athletic environment. Whereas football has taken testing to a high level with its combines, what about other sports? The...
What's Happening -- Nutrition Update -- Primal Bars
What's Happening -- Nutrition Update -- A New Look At Food

June 2010

What's Happening -- Player Profile -- Avery Cunningham
What's Happening -- Letter from the Editor -- The Age of Ego
Spotlight Product -- Core and Auxiliary Lifts -- BFS Elite Half Rack with Platform - The Elite Half Rack with Platform fits in perfectly with the BFS Total Program of core and auxiliary lifts. Regardless of whether...


What's Happening -- BFS Book Review -- Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes - Testing is a given in today’s athletic environment. Whereas football has taken testing to a high level with its combines, what about other sports...


What's Happening -- Softball Powerhouse -- Mortimer Jordan High School - This month's Featured Article is an amazing story of the impact of one coach's willingness to look for new options in training...


What's Happening -- New Product Development -- Crossfire Octagon Sneek Peak - At BFS we are constantly looking at new ways to bring athletic training to more people in more arenas. We are always evaluating new ideas...


Nutrition Brief -- BFS Announces New Products -- Whey Protein and Carbo Hit - MAGNUM WHEY II is the next step in protein technology brought to you by Mega-Pro. CARBO HIT is formulated with 100% pure grain sourced carbohydrates called maltodextrins.


What's Happening -- Player Profiles -- Zach Lander - Coach Paul Dick’s athletes from Churchville-Chili Senior High School were featured in the September/October 2007 Issue of BFS Magazine...

May 2010

What's Happening -- National High School Power Clean Championships -- How Much Can You Powerclean? - May 15 is the date and Bonanza High School in Las Vegas is the place of the sixth annual...


Spotlight Product -- Versality for Added Agility and Quickness -- Verti-Block System - The "Faster" in Bigger Faster Stronger covers a large part of the development of the complete athlete. Covering not only straight ahead speed in the 40 yard dash, but also...


What's Happening -- Book Reviews -- Strength Training Anatomy and Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics in Sport - If you want to take your coaching knowledge to the next level, Human Kinetics (humankinetics.com) has introduced new editions of two practical anatomy books for coaches...


Featured Article -- The BFS Difference -- Southwest Georgia Academy - This month's featured article is great story about a school restoring a winning tradition. Southwest Georgia Academy in Damascus, Georgia...


Training Brief -- Perfect Technique -- The Six Absolutes - The creation of BFS Founder/ CEO Dr. Greg Shepard, the Six Absolutes are six training principles that are amazingly effective in teaching...


What's Happening -- Player Profile -- Cameron Little: All-AMerican - Cameron Little started his athletic career with the BFS Readiness and Be an 11 Program. Little recently achieved one of his goals by becoming...

April 2010

What's Happening -- Posing With the Stars -- BFS Clinician Lance Neven - On February 8th BFS clinician Lance Neven got a celebrity photo op at Montgomery’s indoor baseball training facility "Capital City Strike Zone."...


What's Happening -- Dancing With the Stars -- Belleville East High School - We just received great news from Belleville East High School in Belleville, Illinois. The school’s dance team...


Spotlight Product -- From April 1, 2010 to June 30, 2010 -- Buy One Get Second at HALF PRICE! - BFS Custom equipment is a great way to instill school pride and team building. Decking out your weight room in school colors...


What's Happening -- Future Stars of Team BFS -- Nick Sellers - The future of Team BFS is bright with weightlifters such as Nick Sellers. The powerful 13-year-old is the son of BFS clinician Jeff Sellers...


Featured Article -- Staying Strong with BFS -- McDonell Central High - At BFS we talk alot about what what it takes to help every coach and player reach thier full potential. To this end we have designed...


What's Happening -- Auxiliary Exercises in the BFS Program -- Kettle Bells and Fat Gripz - A large part of the BFS Total Program is Strength Training. To this end BFS promotes the core lifts:...


Special Bulletin -- KETTLE BELLS NOW AT BFS! -- BUY CUSTOM STEEL PIECE OF EQUIPMENT: GET SECOND AT HALF PRICE! - BFS is proud to announce that we now have Kettle Bells! SPECIAL OFFER: Buy one piece of Steel Manufactured Equipment, get the second piece at HALF PRICE...

March 2010

What's Happening -- Building It So Coaches Will Come -- A Message from BFS Editor in Chief Kim Goss - On January 15 I flew to Salt Lake City (along with my luggage, which decided to arrive the following day) to check out the...


Featured Product -- BFS Clothing -- BFS Has You Covered - BFS always emphasizes perfect form in lifting technique. We also recommend perfect form in your work out attire! So take a look...


What's Happening -- BFS Training Center -- Opens for Business - After the success of the 2010 BFS National Certification, BFS decided to develop a permanent on-site training facility...


Featured Article -- Gridiron Rebels With a Cause -- Berrien High School - This month's Featured Article is a story about a school changing its entire identity. The Berrian High School Rebels...


What's Happening -- BFS Magazine -- Look Who is Reading! - On January 23-24 at the Poliquin Strength Institute, Team BFS weightlifter Chloe Van Tussenbroek took these photos...


What's Happening -- From BFS to Superbowl -- East Providence High School - The bad news is the Colts lost the Super Bowl. The good news is that one of our former BFS athletes, who made the cover of the Summer 2003...


Training Brief -- Plyometrics and Speed Workouts -- The BFS Total Program - BFS is called the "Total Program" because it has balance. Although a 400-pound bench press is impressive, the time it would take an athlete to develop...


What's Happening -- Reading a Research paper -- Research Methods in Physical Activity - Reading a research paper can be intimidating, what with all the radar graphs, foot long mathematical equations and bizarre expressions...

February 2010

Spotlight Product -- Speed Training -- Speed Equipment: The BFS Push/Pull Sled - Speed, like most athletic attributes, begins with strength. Power cleans and full parallel squats are multi joint exercises that will boost an athlete's ability...


What's Happening -- Plate Loaded Gripper -- No Weak Links - They say a chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and that being the case athletes should not neglect grip work. After all, what’s the use of having...


Featured Article -- BFS High School of the Year -- Aztec High School, Aztec New Mexico - We encourage our kids to play as many sports as they can, and if they are not playing a sport, we want them to continue lifting with the BFS program...


What's Happening -- Book Review -- Swimming Anatomy - How can you effectively coach swimming or design a resistance training program for it if you don’t know how the muscles work?...


Training Brief -- The History of the BFS Total Program for Athletes -- Why BFS is Still on Top After 33 Years - You can’t argue with success. More than 9,000 high schools have implemented the Bigger Faster Stronger Program, and of these schools...


What's Happening -- Looking Ahead -- USAWeightlifting CEO Visits BFS - On October 20, USA Weightlifting CEO Rick Adams visited BFS headquarters in Salt Lake City to meet with BFS President Bob Rowbotham...


What's Happening -- BFS National Convention -- Addressing a Growing Need - On January 16th BFS hosted our inaugural National Certification at the home offices in Salt Lake City to great success. With coaches attending from eight states...

January 2010

Spotlight Product -- BFS Can Help You to WIN! -- From Concept to Completion - Many factors go into building a winning program and not many coaches have complete control over all of them. Perhaps you are a new coach...


What's Happening -- BFS Swedish Style -- Sodertalje American Football Club - BFS Vice President John Rowbotham recently received this great letter and several photos from Tobias Olsson, who is with the Sodertalje American Football Club...


Featured Article -- Capital Results -- Capital High School - Our signature success story in BFS involves a school that has been doing poorly in sports, and then quickly starts enjoying success...


Training Brief -- The Key to Building the Most Explosive Athlete -- The Power Clean - A survey involving 137 Division I coaches found that 85 percent used Olympic lifting movements such as the power clean...


What's Happening -- Parma High School -- Keep On Rolling! - Parma High School in Parma, Idaho, was featured on the cover of the March/April 2009 Issue of BFS Magazine. This was a great turnaround...


Spotlight Product -- BFS 8-Foot Power Rack with Platform -- Best of Both Worlds - One of the safest, most stable and practical types of equipment is to combine a lifting platform with a power rack. At BFS we call this the 8-foot Power Rack and Platform...


What's Happening -- State Champs -- McDonell Central High's Volleyball Team - This issue features a great story about the success of McDonell Central High School’s football team. Not to be outdone...


What's Happening -- The More Things Change -- Letter from Editor in Chief Kim Goss - In order to stay at the top in the field of fitness writing, you need to continue studying and coaching. Often I read articles...

December 2009

Featured Article -- Blueprint for Success -- Baltimore Public Schools - At BFS we talk a lot about the power of unifying athletic training across all sports and PE in a high school environment...


What's Happening -- Broz Knows -- Another Weightlifting Phenom on the Horizon - In our March/April 2009 Issue of What's Happening - America's Strongest Teenager , we reported how John Broz of Las Vegas...


What's Happening -- BFS Sale Webpage -- Bookmark of Add to Your Favorites List - BFS has been built on the idea of "coaches helping coaches" for over 30 years. One of the ways we do this is by constantly working with our vendors, suppliers and freight contractors ...


Special Bulletin -- Regional Certification 2010 -- BFS is Coming to a City Near You - Join coaches in your area to learn how best to train your athletes with the proven BFS program. Not only will this certification ensure...


What's Happening -- BFS Online Shopping -- New Features: Zoom Magnification Images - Online shopping at www.biggerfasterstronger.com has come a long way in the last two years...


Spotlight Product -- Plate-Loaded Equipment -- Get the Equipment You Want for Less money - When purchasing exercise equipment in today’s economy, consumers need to think more carefully about their purchasing decisions...


What's Happening -- Remembering Nellie -- BFS Remembers a Dear Friend - BFS lost a dear friend on August 30 with the passing of John “Nellie” Nelson, a beloved assistant football coach for 20 years at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington...

November 2009

Featured Article -- What's New at Utah State -- A Weightroom Makeover Inspires a Winning Attitude - Function dictates design is the best way to describe the recent makeover of the Utah State varsity weight room. Located in scenic Logan, Utah...


What's Happening -- Peter Musa -- Teenage Powerhouse Hoists Massive Weights - This issue we’d like to discuss the accomplishments of 16-year-old Peter Musa, a 16-year-old from Price Township, PA...


Safety Brief -- Regional Certification -- BFS is Coming to a City Near You! - BFS has over 32 years of experience working with coaches and athletes in the weight room and understands that safety is priority one...


What's Happening -- Player Profile -- Erick Kahl - Eric Kahl is a graduate from Spencer-Van Etten High School in Upstate New York and currently plays linebacker for Utica College...


What's Happening -- On the Road Again -- BFS Clinics Across America Tour - In June BFS clinician Roger Freeborn packed up his van and drove from his home in Oregon to Ohio on a trip that has come to be known as...


Spotlight Products -- NEW Promotional Codes -- FREE SHIPPING, Stock to Custom Upgrades, and Custom Platform Logos - For a Limited Time BFS is able to Offer FREE SHIPPING of all BFS Stock Manufactured Steel Equipment on Orders Totaling OVER $5,000...

October 2009

Featured Article -- Utah State -- Weightroom Makeover Inspires Winning Attitude - This week's Featured Article is about a program that has rethought what was important in a championship weight room. Let's see What's New at Utah State...


What's Happening -- BFS Weightlifting Summit -- USA Weightlifting - On September 28, USA Weightlifting CEO Rick Adams, BFS President Bob Rowbotham and BFS Editor in Chief Kim Goss had a teleconference...


Training Brief for October 2009 - Get Fast! - Learn about the Glute Ham Developer and get your free download.


Our recent contest to give away a Glute Ham Developer is over, and the winner is...


What's Happening -- Motivation and Inspiration -- November/December Magazine Preview - BFS Magazine for November and December is now at the press and we are very excited about the featured articles...


Spotlight Product -- Increase Your Speed -- Win a BFS Glute Ham Developer - What would the field of strength and conditioning be without buzzwords? Core training, functional training...


What's Happening -- BFS Clinics -- BFS Total Program Success - BFS Clinics are always an exciting time for us. The clinicians get a chance to strut their stuff and get in front of a receptive audience...

September 2009

Feature Article -- Developing Athletic Superiority -- Contrast Training - Understanding why contrast training works can be a very difficult concept to grasp, and frankly can make for some...


What's Happening -- BFS Clinics -- The BFS Wall Squat - At the BFS Total Program Clinic training the athletes and coaches on the proper weight room technique is just one aspect of the presentation...


Training Brief -- BFS Position Paper -- Strength Training for Young Athletes - In the BFS Magazine we regularly publish position papers that are aimed at helping coaches understand the reasoning behind much of the BFS Program...


What's Happening -- Player Profile -- Makayla Betz - Makayla Betz will be in the ninth grade this fall at Fort Herriman Middle School in Herriman, Utah. Betz took her first gymnastics class...


What's Happening -- Double Takes -- Tim Adams - We recently learned that Tim Adams accepted the position as the strength coach for the Los Angeles Kings Hockey Club...


Featured Product -- Increase Your Speed -- BFS Glute Ham Developer - What would the field of strength and conditioning be without buzzwords? Core training, functional training - every few years someone invents...


Featured Product -- Step-Up to Chin-Ups -- The BFS Adjustable Step-Up - Our Canadian strength coaching colleague Mario Greco told us about an idea he had to improve chin-up performance using the BFS Adjustable Step...


Featured Article -- Unified Success -- Louisville High School, Louisville Ohio - Being an athletic director is a challenging job in today’s recession: Not only do you have to deal with budget cuts, but the parents and community...


What's Happening -- Bobby Doyle -- Starting Strong - We recently heard that Bobby Doyle will be a starting slot back this year for the Naval Academy. Doyle, who appeared...

August 2009

What's Happening -- Iron Women Who Pump Iron -- Natalie Russell and Jen Howland - BFS clinician Roger Freeborn recently sent us photos of triathletes Natalie Russell (left) and Jen Howland (right). Russell is the 2007 World...


Spotlight Products -- BFS Spotlight Sales -- Nutrition and Manufactured Equipment UP TO 30% OFF ! - Biggest Sale Ever on BFS Manufactured Equipment, up to 30% off. BFS Nutrition Back to School Blowout Sale...


BFS ANNOUNCES BIGGEST SALE EVER -- 30 % OFF ALL MANUFACTURED EQUIPMENT -- LIMITIED TIME OFFER - BFS is pleased to be able to offer this amazing discount to our customers for a limited time. Never before have we been in a position where we...


Spotlight Product -- Chart Your Path to Success -- Motivational Top 10 Boards - Breaking records is a major part of the BFS Total Program. To do this it is important to KEEP records. BFS's motivational Top Ten Boards...


Featured Article -- The Undefeated Never Rest -- Coaching Utes Football - Taking over a losing program is always a challenge for a coach. How do you change the offense and defense, if at all? How do you motivate...


What's Happening -- Coach Bruce Reynolds -- "Art of the Upset" Inspires Greatness - Bruce Reynolds knows how to win, and win big. He was a high school head football coach for 27 years and is a member of...

July 2009

Training Brief -- BFS Safety and Liability Paper -- Guidelines to Keep Your Athletes Safe - The first step in developing a safe athletic program is education, which includes traditional physical education classes...


What's Happening -- Team BFS Gymnast Goes to Nationals -- Chloe Van Tussenbroek - Chloe Van Tussenbroek, a level 10 gymnast who represents the Olympus School of Gymnastics in Sandy, Utah, placed sixth in her regional competition...


What's Happening -- Player Profile -- Melissa Manwill - Melissa Manwill is a senior at Hunter High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, who has accepted a scholarship...


Featured Product -- Chart Your Path to Success -- BFS Top Ten Motivation Boards - Breaking records is a major part of the BFS Total Program. To do this it is important to KEEP records. BFS's motivational Top Ten Boards are...


What's Happening -- 2008 Power Clean Champ; Pat Mendes -- Has Eyes on Olympic Games - Pat Mendes, last year’s heavyweight winner of the National High School Power Clean Championships, has shocked the weightlifting community...


Feature Article -- Rising From the Ashes -- Huntley Project High School - Early in the morning of September 18, 2008, a fire set by arsonists destroyed much of Huntley Project High School...


What's Happening -- Letter From the Editor -- BFS Magazine July/August 2009 Issue - VH1 recently started airing a comedy called Free Radio about a kooky intern, played by Lance Krall, in charge of a radio talk show that features interviews with celebrities...


Training Brief -- BFS FREE Downloads -- Position Paper on Plyometrics - The BFS Program is a compilation of many parts that interact to form a Total Package for success. We are committed to helping coaches...

June 2009

What's Happening -- Putting the Student Back in Student-Athlete -- Maegan Snodgrass - On May 26, Team BFS member Maegan Snodgrass visited the girls advanced weight training class at Hunter High School in Salt Lake City...


What's Happening -- BFS Goes International -- FIBO Trade Show: Essen, Germany - This April BFS President Bob Rowbotham and BFS Clinician Jeff Scurran attended the weeklong FIBO Trade Show in Essen, Germany...


Featured Product -- BFS In-Stock Products -- Custom Features Ready to Ship Today - At BFS we manufacture top quality equipment for your weight room right here in America. Because we control the process daily...


What's Happening -- BFS Magazine July/August 2009 -- Sneak Peak - We are happy to announce the next issue of BFS Magazine is safely at the printers! We have some great new articles covering BFS equipment...
Featured Article -- State Champions: Parma High School -- A BFS Success Story - High school football programs often have their ups and downs, and for three years Parma High School in Parma, Idaho, was definitely...


What's Happening -- Perfect Technique: A Look Back to 1985 -- Squat Correctly - Here in the BFS What’s Happening Blog we bring you current stories each week chronicling the fantastic efforts of coaches, teams and athletes from around the BFS Universe...


Training Brief -- In-Season or Off-Season Organization First -- The BFS Five-Day Workout - Organization is key to any successful athletic program. One way that BFS helps coaches plan their athletes training is with hands-on clinics...


What's Happening -- The BFS Total Program Explained -- Second Edition - Although BFS has an amazing website and many other multimedia presentations, the heart of the BFS program has always been Dr. Greg Shepard’s Book...

May 2009

What's Happening -- Revising History -- The Reverse Back Extension Machine - In the May/June 2009 Issue of BFS Magazine, we presented what we thought was a complete history of the Reverse Back Extension Machine...


Spotlight Product -- Bring Your Power to the Field -- BFS Unilateral Power Press - The Unilateral Power Press fulfills the definition of a “functional exercise” for sports. It’s functional because it is a unilateral exercise...


What's Happening -- Team BFS Lifter Maegan Snodgrass -- Makes World Team! - Competing in her first national competition in three years, Team BFS weightlifter Maegan Snodgrass qualified for the Junior World Team...


Featured Article -- Small Town, Big Dreams -- The Story of Wautoma High School's 180 Degree Turnaround - This Month's Feature Article is from BFS Clinician Jeff Scurran and details his exciting story of working with Wautoma High School in Oshkosh, WI...


What's Happening -- University of Utah -- Ute Tennis Coming on Strong - While considerable media attention has focused on the success of University of Utah's football and gymnastic teams, their tennis program...


Spotlight Products -- New Upgraded Stock Features -- Save 20% On Orders Over $2000 - BFS Stock Products have always included standard options like wrinkle black power coat paint and 32 oz. gray upholstery, but now Upgraded Custom Features...


What's Happening -- When Times Get Tough, BFS Gets Going! -- A Message from BFS Editor in Chief Kim Goss - In these tough economic times many exercise equipment companies are reporting large business losses, forcing them to close...

April 2009

What's Happening -- Bring On The Power! -- 5th Annual National High School Power Clean Championships - The 5th Annual National High School Power Clean Championships will be held on May 23 at Bonanza High School in Las Vegas, Nevada...


Featured Article -- BFS Position Paper: on Unification -- FREE Download - Unification is the concept that all high school and middle school athletes, and even some college athletes, will follow the same basic training philosophy...


What's Happening -- Maegan Snodgrass -- Team BFS Lifter Makes World Team - Competing in her first national competition in three years, Team BFS weightlifter Maegan Snodgrass qualified for the Junior World Team...


Spotlight Product -- BFS Nutrition Website and Info -- Save Now on Nutrition Products - Bigger Faster Stronger recognizes nutrition as a very important part of fitness. BFS has a stellar 32-year track record in America's fitness industry. We have conducted...


Featured Article -- WHAT A WIN! -- Congratulations to North Carolina and Tyler Hansbrough - After an impressive run in the 2008 NCAA tournament last year Tyler Hansbrough returned to North Carolina for his senior year...


Product Spotlight -- NEW PRODUCT! -- BFS Push / Pull Sled - High-velocity weight training exercises work the muscles at the high speeds that occur during sprinting; so to run faster, power cleans and power snatches are a must...

March 2009

What's Happening -- Poliquin Takes On the World -- International Expertise - In January 2009 Charles Poliquin, an accomplished strength coach who contributes his expertise for many Training Articles that appear...


Feature Article -- Safety and Liability Position Paper -- BFS Guidelines on How to Keep Your Athletes Safe and Minimize the Risk of Legal Trouble - There is a common but unfortunate belief that when it comes to the possibility of getting sued, coaches have little to worry about..


What's Happening -- Susquehannock High -- 2008 BFS High School of the Year - Susquehannock High School in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, was featured in our January/February 2009 issue in recognition for being named the 2008 BFS High School...


What's Happening -- Player Profiles -- Kelly Charniga - On several occasions BFS magazine has featured interviews with Soviet weightlifting expert Bud Charniga, who has provided our readers with...


Training Brief -- Character Education at It's Best -- Be An 11 Seminars - Like most educators, you are no doubt constantly seeking ways to encourage, motivate and inspire achievement. Our dynamic Be An 11 Seminars...


What's Happening -- Power Clean High -- Utah Style - Maegan Snodgrass, a sophomore at Utah State, visited Hunter High School in Salt Lake City during the 2008 fall semester...


What's Happening -- Double Takes: Ed Gowins -- Business as Usual at Bellport High - Ed Gowins is a running back from Bellport High School on Long Island who was featured along with his championship team in the BFS September/October 2006 magazine issue...

February 2009

Spotlight Product -- 8-Foot Power Rack with Platform -- Safest Rack and Platform Combination - You need to capitalize on your training program by getting maximum results from your athletes within a limited schedule. BFS can help with versatile equipment designed...


What's Happening -- America's Strongest Teenager -- Snatching 365 Pounds! - Pat Mendes, winner of the 2007 and 2008 National High School Power Clean Championships, is making his presence felt in Olympic lifting...


Feature Article -- Certification: It's More Important Than You Think -- The Rise and Fall of Continuing Education for Coaches - If you ever have the good fortune to meet Glenn A. Morris or to take one of his weight training classes, you will find that he is one of the most knowledgeable authorities...


What's Happening -- Two Great BFS Programs -- Trinity Christian Wrestling and Richfield Tiger Football - Congratulations to the Trinity Christian Wrestling Team in Augusta, Georgia, and the Richfield High School Football Team in Richfield, Idaho...


Spotlight Products -- NEW Clothing Line / Qualify for HALF OFF / MEGA PLATE SALE 69¢ a LB. - From now until February 28, 2009, if you buy one piece of our institutional-grade, Stock or Custom Equipment you can purchase another item of the same or lesser value at HALF-OFF...


Featured Article -- A Closer Look at the Hex Bar Dead Lift -- BFS Magazine July/August 2008 - In the early years of BFS we recommended that athletes perform the straight bar deadlift as one of their core exercises...

January 2009

Spotlight Products -- Save 20¢ CENTS PER POUND! -- BFS Slim Line Plates - BFS is pleased to offer a substantial savings to it's customers on one of the most vital pieces of weight training equipment ...
The Plates... at ONLY 69¢ CENTS LB...


Spotlight Products -- BFS Has You Covered -- New Line of Active Wear Clothing - BFS is pleased to offer a new line of Active Wear. From training to coaching to gameday or even just "kicking it" we have the clothing you need...


What's Happening -- Escambia Gator Football -- The Story of Coach Dwight Thomas and Emmit Smith - This week at the BFS Whats Happening blog we take a look back in the Archives to the 1987 March-April issue of the BFS Magazine. Here we find a classic BFS story of a head coach and a remarkable athlete...
Spotlight Product -- Huge Savings on Nutritional Products -- Achieve a Performance Edge - The BFS position on Nutrition is that athletes need to first eat well and then consider taking the next step to maximal performance with quality nutritional aids...


What's Happening -- FREE Download !! -- Need a Grant? Get "How to Win a Grant" - In this free book we cover such areas as "A Grant, Whats That?", "How to Get a Grant ", "How BFS Can Help", and much more...


What's Happening -- Tom Busch -- From BFS to the NFL - Busch, a graduate of Park High School in Minnesota, was coached by Doug Ekmark, a BFS clinician. By his ninth-grade year Busch had...


Spotlight Product -- BFS Safest Rack and Platform Combination -- The BFS 8' Power Rack with Platform - You need to capitalize on your training program by getting maximum results from your athletes within a limited schedule. BFS can help with versatile equipment...

December 2008

What's Happening -- Power Clean City -- How Strong Can a Woman Become? - Just ask Marc Niemeyer, a weight training coach at Wahkiakum High School in Cathlamet, Washington...


Feature Article -- Restore the Roar -- Selma High School From 0-34 to Championship Contenders - As with all levels of sport, in high school athletics everybody loves a winner. That includes the parents, the student body, the administration and the media...


What's Happening -- Taking Rehab to the Next Level -- Optimal Muscle Training by Ken Kinakin - This is a multi-media presentation that includes a book and an accompanying DVD. The program not only details the risks/benefit ratios of 33 weight training exercises but also provides...


Safety Brief -- FREE DOWNLOAD -- Shield Your Weightroom from Accidents and Lawsuits - "First, do no harm" is standard practice in the healthcare professions, and it’s also great advice for coaches and physical education instructors...


What's Happening -- How Much Can You Power Clean? -- National High School Power Clean Championships - May 23 is the date and Bonanza High School in Las Vegas is the place of the fifth annual National High School Power Clean Championships...


What's Happening -- Maegan Snodgrass: Utah State University -- Gripper Mania V "Warrior Queen" - On October 25, 2008, Maegan Snodgrass of Utah State University competed in Gripper Mania V: The Resurgence, held in Salt Lake City, Utah...


Spotlight Product -- BFS Space-Saver Rack -- 20% OFF Till December 25th, 2008 - Designed to fold down to just 24" deep the Space-Saver rack by BFS allows a complete, free weight based gym to fit nearly anywhere. In a home basement or garage this rack's unique design unfolds in about 30 seconds...


What's Happening -- The BFS Way -- Leading in Athletic Fitness - One of our mottos at BFS is that we are "The Nation’s Leader in Athletic Fitness." One reason we make this claim is that we are continually coming out with innovative products...

November 2008

What's Happening -- Dynamic Duo -- Cody Giampa and AJ Blaisdell - Matthew Mulhane is an assistant football coach at Millbury High School in Millbury, Massachusetts, and he recently told BFS about two amazing young men he coaches, Cody Giampa and AJ Blaisdell.

Says Mulhane, “Cody and AJ are leaders and inspiration to other student-athletes in school, on the field and in the weightroom..."


Training Brief -- Regional Certifications -- BFS is Coming to a City Near You! - Join other coaches in your area to learn the best ways to train your athletes with the proven BFS Program. Not only will this certification ensure that you know how to improve athletic performance...
What's Happening -- BFS Weightlifters -- Tiara Lusk and Chloe Van Tussenbroek - On October 4 Team BFS weightlifters Tiara Lusk and Chloe Van Tussenbroek traveled to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to compete in the Fall Match Up Invitational...


What's Happening -- Trip of a Lifetime -- GE Global Challenge Bowl: Kawasaki, Japan -- How to Apply - ARE YOU A GREAT HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYER? Are you interested in playing against one of the best high school teams in Japan ...?

THAT'S RIGHT IN JAPAN!! Then listen up...


Spotlight Product -- Qualify for Half Off Pricing -- Stock or Custom Equipment - When you buy one piece of our institutional-grade stock or custom equipment you can purchase another item of the same or lesser value at half-off, plus shipping!!!


What's Happening -- Bobby Doyle -- Navy Strong - Our January 2007 issue featured Bobby Doyle on the cover, and his performance since that time is proof that there is no sports jinx associated with being on the cover of BFS Magazine...

October 2008

Feature Article -- BFS Has Been Around the Block a Time or Two -- Blast From the Past: Barry Sanders - Barry Sanders looked at his big brother Byron, who looked up at the stadium stairs at Wichita State. "let's do it" they shouted. They hopped up and up. Their legs pumping and straining...


What's Happening -- Towel Bench Press -- A BFS Core Lift - The Towel Bench Press has been an integral part of the BFS program for more than three decades. Rather than folding a towel and stuffing it...


What's Happening -- BFS Regional Certification -- Coming to a City Near You - Join other coaches in your area to learn the best ways to train your athletes with the proven BFS Program. Not only will this certification ensure ...


What's Happening -- Book Review -- Women's Strength Training Anatomy - As a followup to his best-selling text Strength Training Anatomy, Frédéric Delavier submits for your consideration Women’s Strength Training Anatomy...


Spotlight Product -- Greg's List -- Limited Quantities on Amazing Deals - As an Athlete, Coach, Professional Strength Trainer, and Business Owner, I know the importance of maintaining a budget. At BFS we know all Coaches want the best...


What's Happening -- Jenison High -- Attitude Adjustment - On August 6 Jenison High School in Jenison, Michigan, held a Be An 11 Seminar to kick off the formation of a new Leadership Academy program...


Feature Article -- The University of Utah Utes -- Power Tennis Program - The days of champion tennis players such as John McEnroe dominating the court with their touch and ball placement are gone. To win today...

September 2008

What's Happening -- Book Review -- Muscle, Smoke and Mirrors - Randy Roach has written one of the most extensive and objective histories of bodybuilding with his book Muscle, Smoke & Mirrors, Volume 1.


Safety Brief -- BFS Total Program -- At BFS We Believe in Safety Through Education - To support coaches and physical educators in their work with young people, we offer certification programs and continuing education materials that teach how to increase the safety...


What's Happening -- BFS: Going Japenese AGAIN! -- Official Sponsor of the GD Global Challenge Bowl - This year BFS was an official sponsor of the GD Global Challenge Bowl held March 22 in Kawasaki, Japan. Team USA consisted of 40 players selected from 12 states and 27 high schools...


What's Happening -- Strong from the Start -- BFS Youth Football Club Fort Branch, Indiana - BFS Clinician Jeff Sellers is starting kids young with a BFS Youth Football Club in Fort Branch, Indiana. Boys range from second grade to fourth grade...


Spotlight Product -- The Box Squat -- A Core Lift and a Must in a Total Body Program - BFS has been promoting the box squat as a core lift for over 30 years. It is one of the most effective exercises for developing overall strength and lower body explosiveness...


What's Happening -- Steel Price Increase -- U.S. Quality Competes in a Global Market - Steel prices increased by more than 85 percent in the past year, and as a result many of our competitors closed down their US factories and moved their manufacturing to China...


What's Happening -- Getting Stronger with BFS -- Power Clean Record Breakers - Because the Power Clean is one of the best total-body Core Lifts for football, BFS has developed a keen interest in those schools that have achieved the highest standards in this exercise...

August 2008

Training Brief -- BFS Downloads Page -- An Invaluable Tool - The worst thing that can happen is where every sport and every coach is off doing his/her own strength and conditioning program, while concepts and philosophies are totally opposite...


What's Happening -- Sam Baker -- Supersized - When offensive lineman Sam Baker finished his college football career, he knew that he would need to add some strength and muscle mass...


What's Happening -- Shane Davis and his Athletes -- Apalachee High School in Winder, Georgia - They say that weightlifting is a sport of development, and Shane Davis and his athletes are proving just that. A strength coach at Apalachee High School in Winder, Georgia...


Spotlight Product -- Assisted Chin Dip -- Special Introductory Price! - How important are pulling exercises for preventing injuries? BFS posed this question to Dr. Michael Ripley, a Sports Medicine Specialist whose success stories include 27 sprinters who have won medals in the Olympic Games...


What's Happening -- Core Training with Carl Miller and Making the Best Better with Tim Adams - The accomplishments of Carl Miller were profiled in our Fall 2003 Issue: Weightlifting Champion Carl Miller and he tells us that he has had great sales of his recent book...

Strength coach Tim Adams has been featured twice in BFS Magazine, once in 2004 when he was a Strength Coach for the Oakland Raiders...


Feature Article -- Academic and Athletic Success -- DeAnn Loree Pertz - There are some who believe that it’s not possible to achieve the highest levels of athletic and academic achievement at the same time. After all, there are only so many hours in the day...


What's Happening for August 4, 2008 -- Like Father, Like Son, Like Brother -- Leif Arrhenius's Turn - Thirty-five years ago while attending BYU, Anders Arrhenius put the shot over 65 feet and earned All-American honors for that event. At that time BFS founder/CEO Dr. Greg Shepard was the strength coach...

July 2008

Training Brief for July 31, 2008 -- A Closer Look at Box Jumping -- A Simple Approach to Plyometric Training - It’s a given that speed and jumping are key components of athletic training, and it’s also a given that plyometrics is an effective way to develop both of these qualities. But how to implement a plyometric program, especially in a high school setting, is a bit of a mystery...


What's Happening for July 29, 2008 -- Player Profile -- Jasmine Bingham - Jasmine Bingham is a junior at Wahkiakum High School in Cathlamet, Washington. She competes in track and cross-country. Jasmine holds the school records in ...


What's Happening for July 21, 2008 -- Letter to the Editor -- Certification Power - Nick Brewer is the strength coach and assistant football coach at Jackson Preparatory School in Jackson, Mississippi. In February 2006 his school hosted a BFS Coaches Certification Clinic...


Spotlight Product for July 2008 -- BFS Plyometric Boxes - What You Should Know About PLYOMETRIC BOX JUMPING -- THE SAFETY FACTOR: Our BFS Plyo Boxes offer four important safety advantages...


What's Happening for July 14, 2008 -- BFS Gets the Treatment, Soft-Tissue Style - On May 13 Dr. Peter Levy stopped by BFS headquarters in Salt Lake City for a visit. While here, he provided demonstrations of Neuromuscular ReeducationSM...


Feature Article - Eden Prairie Eagles - With 3,100 students, Eden Prairie High School is the largest high school in Minnesota. Last year the school was ranked by Newsweek in its list of the top 1,200 high schools...


Training Brief for July 2008 - Plyometric "Shock Training" - One of the most effective methods to improve explosiveness is plyometric box jumps, as applied in the third phase of the BFS Plyometric Program. And the most advanced form of box jumping is called depth jumps.

The Russians refer to depth jumps as "shock training." In this type of box jump the idea is to step off a box...

June 2008

What's Happening - BFS Player Profile - Carson Knowlton - Carson Knowlton is a 6’1”, 210-pound senior at West Memphis High School in West Memphis, Arkansas. Playing defensive end, last year he had 79 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, 25 QB pressures...


What's Happening - BFS Player Profiles - Check out these two tremendous high school athletes: Sara Sommerfield of Montague High School in Montague, MI, and Logan Aronhalt of Zanesville High School in Zanesville, Ohio. Both have been training using the BFS program and not only are they athletic record holders in their schools, but also maintain high academic standards.


Featured Article - A closer look at the Parallel Squat - When BFS started 32 years ago, one of the most controversial aspects of our program was our promotion of the squat. We stood by it then as one of the best exercises for athletes, and we stand by it now.

Much of the controversy originated from the belief that squats were harmful to the knees...


What's Happening - Neuromuscular Reeducationsm - Neuromuscular Reeducationsm is a hand-on soft tissue treatment that is amazingly effective for resolving many forms of acute and chronic injuries. While there are other methods of soft tissue treatment that are difficult to learn and extremely expensive...

May 2008

What's Happenning - Pull DOWNs instead of Pull Ups - We recently got a nice letter and some photos from Mark Garrett, who enjoyed the article on high pulls (March/April 2008) and wrote, "I’ve been saying that we Americans overemphasize the UPs (pull) of the sport and underemphasize the DOWNs (pull under)." Garrett certainly knows what he is talking about...


What's Happening - The Strongest Man in the World? - In the Iron Game, there is always the debate as to who is stronger: Olympic lifters, powerlifters or strongman competitors. One man who might be able to settle the argument is Mikhail Koklyaev, 6’4” and 298 pounds, from Russia...


Special Bulletin - New BFS Website - BFS is proud to announce the launch of our new website! Still located at biggerfasterstronger.com this new interface is designed from the ground up to help every user find exactly what they need from BFS.

BFS is your online resource, available to you 24 hours a day, to help you make informed decisions in all areas of program building. From weightroom equipment and design to certification of your coaching staff to instruction in weightlifting technique biggerfasterstronger.com can help you find the solutions you need. Every facet of BFS is now available to you with updated and expanded content to get you the information you need to succeed in your athletic programs.


What's Happening - Takeo Spikes and Rick Tomberlin Reunite - Valdosta High School was featured in our March/April 2008 issue, and recently the team had their annual football awards banquet where Takeo Spikes was the keynote speaker...


Training Brief - New Website Resources - The mission of Bigger Faster Stronger, Inc., is to encourage positive changes in the lives of young people through character education and sports fitness seminars. To support coaches and physical educators in their work with young people, and excellence in youth athletics and physical education...


What's Happening at BFS - Team USA, led by BFS clinician Jeff Scurran, fell short 24-14 in the GE Global Challenge Bowl, held March 22 in Kawasaki, Japan. “We gave ourselves a mountain to climb and never fully recovered, but I am proud of the way we showed spirit and came back...

April 2008

What's Happening for April 2008 - One of the most exciting basketball players in college is University of North Carolina’s Tyler Hansbrough (pronounced hands-bro). Only a junior, Hansbrough has made the covers of the major sports magazines and is one of the most decorated athletes in the ACC.


What's Happening - Constant Innovation at BFS - One of the latest trends in the world of strength and conditioning is "training the posterior chain" ­ that is, working on the major muscles located on the backside of the body, such as the hamstrings, glutes and erector spinae. Why the recent interest? Because research has shown that strengthening these muscles is one of the best ways to make athletes run faster and jump higher.


Featured Article for April 2008 - BFS has been promoting the box squat as a core lift for over 30 years. It is one of the most effective exercises for developing overall strength and lower body explosiveness. Maybe, just maybe, this is an appropriate time to say, We told you so!


What's Happening for April 2008 - Developing Power (and Much More!) with the Plyo Bar

A revolutionary way to safely incorporate plyometrics and other great exercises into your athletic program


Training Brief for April 2008 - The Bigger Faster Stronger Total Program is a training program which allows every athlete regardless of sport, age or gender to make great gains and break many personal weightlifting and performance records each week, both in and off season.


In the next issue of BFS Magazine: Athlete of the Year! - Kiley Allosso, our 2007 BFS Female High School Athlete of the Year, led Frank Cox High School in Virginia Beach to a second state championship in two years...

March 2008

What's Happening - The Ultimate Resource for Lower Back Pain - Stuart McGill is one of the foremost, internationally recognized experts on lower back disorders. He has written over 200 articles on topics related to back pain, and the results of his results are summarized in his book, Low Back Disorders: Evidence-Based Prevention and Rehabilitation, 2nd ed., (humankinetics.com). Although the book includes a lot of technical information for the health care practitioner, Low Back Disorders provides detailed descriptions of rehabilitation techniques, postural assessment and other information that coaches would find of value.


Two growing health concerns: fast food and lead-based paint - BFS addresses a five-fold increase in fast food consumption, and concerns about lead-based paint.


BFS Featured Article for March 2008 - Lutheran High North

Small School, BIG Punch

A commitment to UNIFICATION has paid off for these athletes from Houston
When it comes to state educational systems, it’s not true that everything is bigger in Texas. But it is true that sometimes smaller can be better...


New video available to view in the BFS Motivation Library - At BFS we believe that the building of character is one of the most valuable lessons we can instill in our student athletes. The motivation to persevere against all odds is a trait that will help young people grow into great citizens in all walks of life. By learning from stories such as Andrew's we can all see that many goals that seem impossible are in fact within our grasp with hard work, dedication and BELIEF!
Join Dr. Shepard, founder and CEO of BFS, as he inspires us all with this remarkable young man's story! www.maxcast.com/BeAn11 

BUILD YOUR OWN BFS MOTIVATION LIBRARY
The BFS Maxcast Video Network gives you the opportunity to have these motivational stories available “on demand” to use with your team when you need it.

You can create your own “video on demand service” and try it out at NO CHARGE...


BFS Magazine 1992 Issues added to our online archives - We have just finished adding another complete year of the Bigger Faster Stronger Magazine to our online archives. We now have every BFS Magazine article from 1992 to the present online and available to you free of charge. And we're always adding more, both old and new. We won’t stop until we have every single issue, all the way back to the very first one in 1980, ready for you to read.


Olympic Lifters Love BFS Too! - Gerald Willis sent us a picture of Gerry Ferrelli, Denis Reno of Weightlifter’s Newsletter, Bob Bednarski, and himself at a reunion they held of the legendary Central Falls Weightlifting Club.

Gerald also tells us: "... a few of the football guys and I had a little contest to see who could actually lift this thing (a 230-pound tire!). They failed miserably. Old Olympic lifters never die; they just risk hurting themselves doing dumb things!"


A Closer Look at the PARALLEL SQUAT - A Closer Look at the PARALLEL SQUAT
Answering the critics, once again, about this essential BFS core exercise

When BFS started 32 years ago, one of the most controversial aspects of our program was our promotion of the squat. We stood by it then as one of the best exercises for athletes, and we stand by it now.


National High School Power Clean Championship Set - Val Balison, former American record holder in the clean and jerk, is the meet director for the 4th Annual National High School Power Clean Championships, which will be held at Bonanza High School in Las Vegas on May 17, 2008...


Player Profile - Andrea Ruygrok - Andrea Ruygrok is 34 years old and did great on the BFS program in high school; but she felt she was terribly out of shape and signed up with a trainer. Here is how she explains what happened next. "I would bring in the BFS magazine articles to the trainer, telling him I wanted to be like other profiled female athletes. Initially he laughed at me"...


January/February 2008 issue of the BFS Magazine now available online in our Archives - The January/February 2008 issue of the BFS Magazine has been added to our online Magazine Archives.

February 2008

Overcoming Obstacles - OVERCOMING OBSTACLES: Anthony Robles
When it comes to overcoming obstacles, you can’t get much more inspirational than Anthony Robles, a freshman on the wrestling team at Arizona State. Anthony has only one leg, but he doesn’t let that hold him back...


BFS Feature Article for February 2008 - BFS knows what it takes to be successful in high schools, both in PE and Sports. Our exceptional staff of clinicians draws from a deep background in the educational environment and brings this expertise to you...


BFS Special Bulletin - PE Grant Competition Update - The Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS) is pleased to announce that Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) grant competition opens on February 15, 2008 and closes on March 24, 2008.

PEP grants support the initiation, expansion, and improvement of physical education programs...


Vince Helmuth - We Revisit the BFS Male High School Athlete of the Year for 2006 - We obviously had a great selection in Vince Helmuth as our 2006 BFS Male High School Athlete of the Year. Not only is he fulfilling his dream of playing varsity football at the University of Michigan, he has seen playing time as a freshman!


New BFS Baseball Instructional DVDs - THE BFS BASEBALL TOTAL PROGRAM significantly improves all aspects of baseball performance.
The BFS program will make you run faster, throw farther, hit harder...


BFS Safety Brief for February 2008 - BFS founder and CEO Dr. Greg Shepard encourages all coaches and instructors who supervise programs of strength and conditioning to become certified for these reasons: Safety, Liability, Confidence, Career. Prepare yourself with the information you need as a Coach or Administrator to avoid and / or win lawsuits...


More Work on the Chain Gang - While taking a break during the photo shoot for the feature in this issue on vibration training, Canadian strength coach Paul Gagné lived up to his nickname of being the MacGyver of strength and conditioning.

This time he developed two new uses for BFS lifting chains.


No Cover Jinx Here - Our last two college covers features Adrian Peterson, Darren McFadden and Felix Jones. Looking back we at BFS are patting ourselves on the back for making some pretty good selections. Despite being only a rookie in 2007...

January 2008

What's Happening for the week of January 28th, 2008 - NAVY STRONG Bobby Doyle is the son of BFS clinician Bob Doyle; and despite being only a sophomore, he has already been contributing to the success of the Naval Academy's football team. This year against Duke, for example... BFS High School of the Year, Who is next? Titusville High School in Titusville, Pennsylvania, was selected as the 2007 BFS High School of the Year...


Spotlight Products for January 2008 - Beat The Computer PRO
This is software created to specifically enhance your BFS Total Program.
Create Personalized, Sport-Specific Workouts Using the Most Successful Set-Rep Computer Software Program Ever Created. SPRING TRAINING IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER - ARE YOU READY?
Reach your potential and learn to play your best with these BFS Baseball DVDs.
BFS Baseball has assembled a tremendous staff of professional players with over 50 years of coaching, playing, scouting and training experience


Feature Article for January 2008 - High school coaches today are faced with ever-increasing challenges, even more so than their predecessors were. That’s what makes it so difficult to single out just one high school for our highest honor – so many schools deserve recognition for their hard-won accomplishments. But we had to make a choice, and we believe we made a wise one in selecting Titusville High School as the 2007 BFS High School of the Year. Learn more about how school sports training unification can lead to success over all athletic programs at your school. Listen Rich Venuto of Louisville High School in Ohio as he speaks to Coach Freeborn about their experience with a unified BFS athletic program on the BFS Maxcast video channel...


Keeping up with the bloggers - As noted in the previous entry, two things are still true: we are way behind on this blog, and we are still making changes on our web site...

January 2007

Big Improvements coming to website - I've been way behind on this blog, but here's some great news. We've hired a full-time website programmer, Greg Minear, who is helping us make dramatic improvements in the website.

October 2006

Dr. Shepard steriod interview in Salt Lake City newpaper - BFS Founder/CEO Dr. Greg Shepard was recently interviewed by a newspaper in Salt Lake City about his views on steroids.


Female Weightlifting on CBS Early Show - Michelle Glasgow, a schoolage national champion in Olympic lifting who is also a competitive ballroom dancer, was featured on the CBS Early Show. Michelle is 15 years old.

August 2006

U.S. Government Announcement: York Barbells Recalled - Yesterday the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the following press release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2006 Release #06-243Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 358-9675 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Weightlifting Bars Recalled by York Barbell Co. After Reports of Units Breaking


Clarett in Trouble...Again! - Just when you thought Maurice Clarett's problems couldn't get worst, they have.


University of Oregon to be featured in BFS - One of the major feature stories for the September/October2006 issue is about the football team at the University of Oregon.


How to get in touch with the editorial department at BFS - A lot of our readers want to know how to get success stories published in BFS. The best way is to click on the Tools for Coaches...


Former University of Utah Strength Coach Joins BFS - Barry Johnson was featured in our Sep/Oct 2005 issue for this accomplishments as head strength coach for the University of Utah. Johnson, who has extensive experience working with high school athletes, has joined the BFS Team as a clinician.


BFS Mag about to hit the press - We are just about ready to hit to press with the next issue of BFS. There's an article about the legal aspects of having kids that is simply a must-read for coaches...

July 2006

The Myth of Growth Plate Injuries in Young Weightlifters - One of the most common fears about weight training for young athletes is that it will damage growth plates. Here is a great quote from a respected sport scientist concerning this issue:

"It has never been shown scientifically or clinically that the periodic, non-chronic imposition of large forces by weight training on the growing body causes damage to the epiphysial [growth] plates.

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