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Training Briefs

Training Briefs - Information on all aspects of traning

Training Brief -- The answer is always "balance"
Training Brief -- Top 10 Reasons to the BFS Program
Training Brief -- BFS Regional Certification - Take Charge!
Training Brief -- The New Science of Traning Female Athletes
Training Brief --Structural Balance and Auxiliary Exercises
Training Brief -- Flexibility for Winning -- A New Look at Flexibility Training
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...


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...


Training Brief -- The History of the BFS Total Program for Athletes -- Why BFS is Still on Top After 33 Years - You canít argue with success. More than 9,000 high schools have implemented the Bigger Faster Stronger Program, and of these schools...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...
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...


Training Brief for July 31, 2008 -- A Closer Look at Box Jumping -- A Simple Approach to Plyometric Training - Itís a given that speed and jumping are key components of athletic training, and itís 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...


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...


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...


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.


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.


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