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Safety Briefs

Safety Briefs - Information about safety and liability issues in the weightroom

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...


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


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...


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...


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.


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


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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