Search eStore by Item Number or Keyword (For Best Results Enter One Item Number or Keyword)     
      BFS Home      Magazine Archives Account Login       Shopping Cart       Check Out       Help      
Go to BFS Home Page image-BFS Banner
Get Certified by BFS

Weight Room Certification

BFS Profesional Services
Go to BFS Magazine Information Page
Go to Sign-Up for BFS Magazine Page
Go to BFS Magazine Archive Page
Go to Submit a Story to BFS Magazine Page
Go to BFS Magazine Information Page
Archives Available
Go to Field Representatives Bios Page
Go to BFS Field Representatives Bios Page
Go to Satisfied Customers Page
View our Satisfied Customer and Client List
Go to BFS Adobe® PDF File Downloads Page
Find All your Download Needs here. From Training Documents to Custom Order Forms.
Go to BFS Request a Catalog Page
Click Here to Request a Catalog or to Download in PDF Format.
FINANCING NOW AVAILABLE
BFS Partners with Allstate Capital.
Working with a fixed municipal budget it can be almost impossible to make dramatic changes in a short time. Financing your weight room purchase allows you to turn the decision making process from
"What can we afford?"
to "What do we need?".
Call to learn more
800-628-9737


Bigger Faster Stronger, Inc., Sportswear  Retail, Salt Lake City, UT
Click to Verify BBB accreditation and to see a BBB report

 

 

  Printer Friendly Version

BE TALL
Leaning the six coaching absolutes.
Short term loans are no faxing pa
By Greg Shepard
Published: Spring 2002

Presidentís Note: In our Winter 1999 BFS Journal, we introduced the BFS Six Absolutes. They are now a focal point in all BFS Clinics. The Six Absolutes are amazingly effective in teaching and learning perfect technique not only in the weight room but in any sport. Learn the Six Absolutes and you can elevate your strength coaching abilities dramatically. The best part is that they are easy to learn.


The BFS Six Absolutes

1. Use an Athletic or Jump Stance.
2. Be Tall.
3. Spread the Chest (lock-in the lower back).
4. Toes Aligned.
5. Knees Aligned (Knees over toes).
6. Eyes On Target.

Be Tall, like the other Absolutes, applies to all areas of athletics, not just the weight room. Use this absolute all the time, even during practice for any sport. The term Be Tall goes closely with these other Absolutes: Eyes On Target and Spread the Chest. However, each term creates a little different improvement in technique as athletes implement these Absolutes. If an athlete is slouching in posture, say "Be Tall." Immediately, good things happen. If an athlete is bending at the waist with a rounded back, the quickest way to correct this problem is to say, "Be Tall." Fine-tuning comes with the terms Eyes On Target and Spread the Chest. All these terms are designed to help any athlete get into a correct and efficient alignment. Training yourself or your athletes to keep their Eyes On Target will pay huge dividends.
The first thing we do at BFS Clinics is to help everyone understand the Six Absolutes. Look carefully at Figure 1. My intent with these athletes is to get them to Be Tall. They need to be upright, not bent over. At every clinic, college or high school, there is always a high percentage of athletes who need to be encouraged to learn and maintain the correct position. That is what I am doing in the photo: hands-on coaching. I place one hand on the lower back to help lock it in and use one hand to pull back on the athlete's shoulder to help her get into a perfect upright, tall position.
The Be Tall Absolute can be used with most lifts in the weight room and can be used in a variety of ways outside the weight room. For example, in Figure 2, after full speed is attained in sprinting, athletes should sprint (Be) Tall. Another example would be throwing a discus or any ball as in Figure 3. You must Be Tall. Leaning or bending forward causes problems and inefficiency. At BFS Clinics athletes thoroughly learn the Absolute of Being Tall by the end of the day. Coaches in attendance who coach their own kids use the Six Absolutes over and over. It is always rewarding to see the quick improvements in both coaches and athletes, especially with coaches who have no significant background in weight training. They become amazingly skilled in correcting technique flaws in just one day.

__________________

On the following page are sets of pictures demonstrating the difference between being tall and not being tall when stretching and lifting. Remember, the be tall principle applies to all training whether running, throwing, hitting, lifting, stretching or whatever. Make sure your athletes are Being Tall in all they do.
Short term loans are no faxing payday loans be feeling from struggling to normal.

Figure 1: You can help an athlete feel what it means to be tall by pressing on the lower back with one hand and pulling back on the shoulder with the other.
Short term loans are no faxing payday loans be feeling from struggling to normal.

Figure 2
Short term loans are no faxing payday loans be feeling from struggling to normal.

Figure 3: Record holder in high school discus at 234-5
Short term loans are no faxing payday loans be feeling from struggling to normal.

No
Short term loans are no faxing payday loans be feeling from struggling to normal.

Yes!
Short term loans are no faxing payday loans be feeling from struggling to normal.

No
Short term loans are no faxing payday loans be feeling from struggling to normal.

Yes!
Short term loans are no faxing payday loans be feeling from struggling to normal.

No
Short term loans are no faxing payday loans be feeling from struggling to normal.

Yes!
Short term loans are no faxing payday loans be feeling from struggling to normal.

No
Short term loans are no faxing payday loans be feeling from struggling to normal.

Yes!
Short term loans are no faxing payday loans be feeling from struggling to normal.

No
Short term loans are no faxing payday loans be feeling from struggling to normal.

Yes!
Short term loans are no faxing payday loans be feeling from struggling to normal.

No
Short term loans are no faxing payday loans be feeling from struggling to normal.

Yes!
Short term loans are no faxing payday loans be feeling from struggling to normal.


Return to Spring 2002 Articles


The Better Business Bureau, (BBB) has Awarded BFS it's Highest Rating, A+.
Click Here or on the BBB Logo to the Left to See Report.

Go to About BFS Page Go to BFS Calendar Go to Magazine Subscription Page Careers Home
Link Your School to BFS! Subscribe to the Quote of the Day by Email! Use RSS to Stay Current with the BFS Blog FREE SERVICE! Go to Request a Catolog Page
FREE SERVICE! Go to Downloads Page Go to the BFS Website Map Page Go to Contact BFS Page Go to Privacy Statement Page

FAX 1-801-975-1159 Toll Free 1-800-628-9737 Email BFS with Your Comments
All Content © 2010 Bigger Faster Stronger Incorporated All Rights Reserved