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What's Happening at BFS and in the world of weight training

What's Happening -- To Pad, or Not to Pad
What's Happening -- Lunging for Success
What's Happening -- The Evolution of Chin-Ups
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...
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 ....
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
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...
What's Happening -- Tiara Lusk continues to surprise
What's Happening -- OptoJump: From Performance to Concussion Control
What's Happening -- Book Review - Ask Coach Poliquin
What's Happening -- Lusia Angilau - Volleyball Scholarship
What's Happening -- Chloe Van Tussenbroek - BFS Weightlifting Scholarship Winner
What's Happening -- Charles Write Checks
What's Happening -- 2011 Power Clean Champs Set for Vegas
What's Happening -- Congratulations to Team BFs - Nick and Jeff Sellers
What's Happening -- The Ethics of Service
What's Happening -- The Crossfire Conquest
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
What's Happening -- The Power of Hope -- A Message from BFS Editor in Chief Kim Goss
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
What's Happening -- Book Review -- Jump Rope Training by Buddy Lee
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
What's Happening -- Strength Beyond Sport -- Firefighters Train with BFS
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
What's Happening -- Player Profile -- Avery Cunningham
What's Happening -- Letter from the Editor -- The Age of Ego
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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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:...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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?...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...
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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...
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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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..."


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...


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...


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...


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...


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.


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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.


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...


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...


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...


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...


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.


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


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...


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 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!"


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.


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 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!


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...


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...


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...


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.


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.


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...


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