Achieve a Performance Edge with
Nutritional Products Backed by Science
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. This is why BFS has partnered with Pharmanex, a world-class company that produces pharmaceutical-grade nutritional aids. With the help of Pharmanex’s team of elite research scientists, BFS offers you nutritional aids that are safe and proven to work. One reason we can say this is that Pharmanex utilizes the BioPhotonic Scanner.
Developed by scientists at the University of Utah, this machine can quickly and accurately test antioxidant levels, a good indicator of general nutrition, by flashing a painless beam of light at the palm of your hand. BFS is the leader in fitness education for young athletes, and with the cooperation of outstanding companies such as Pharmanex we can help athletes reach their goals in competition and in life.
"The recent study showing the skin carotenoids can be indicative of oxidative stress in the body is an important advance in antioxidant research and is potentially the most important discovery with the Pharmanex® BioPhotonic Scanner."
Lester Packer, PhD, world’s foremost antioxidant research scientist
Nutrition In-Depth Information
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 over 5,000 clinics, trained over 500,000 students, and certified more staff and produced more positive results than any other company in the industry. Nutritional education has always been an integral part of our clinics. Recently, with the national decline in nutrition and in an effort to update and keep our position current with recent trends, BFS has announced new nutritional guidelines.
Furthermore, the Child and Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act (Section 204 of Public Law 108-265) requires that your school district have a Local Wellness Policy (and program to follow) in place by July 1, 2006. No company is better positioned than Bigger Faster Stronger to help you implement your wellness, nutritional and physical activity programs.
Two things rob our students of their performance potential more than any other both in the classroom and on the athletic field: (1) sleep deprivation and (2) dehydration. Those two factors, along with the ones below, are critical steps in making an Eleven student-athlete:
The Eleven Athlete is one who has achieved physical superiority on the playing field by focusing on the following areas of sports training and competition:
Our psychology-of-success program asks, "On a scale of one to ten, why not choose to Be an 11?" With this philosophy we ask students to rate things according to the following scale and questions. For example, in regard to their nutrition, we ask students, "On a scale of one to ten, how would you rate your personal nutritional program?" And then, "In order to make it an ELEVEN, what would have to take place?" To help students make better nutritional choices and elevate their personal well being, BFS has adopted the following Nutritional Guidelines:
Top 4 BFS Nutritional Guidelines
For over 30 years BFS has been the number-one source of information on strength and conditioning for the nation’s athletes and coaches. BFS founder and CEO Dr. Greg Shepard encourages all coaches and instructors who supervise strength and conditioning programs to become certified for the following reasons:
- EAT LIKE AN ELEVEN. All your meals should contain at least one serving of vegetables, one serving of fruit and a good protein source.
- AVOID THE 5 LETHAL FOODS. These foods rob students and staff of their performance potential:
- French Fries
(and Other Fried Foods)
- STAY HYDRATED BY DRINKING WATER. Drinking water is the best and easiest change an athlete can make in his or her nutritional program.
- TAKE A COMPLETE MULTIVITAMIN/MINERAL NUTRITIONAL AID. The American Medical Association recommends taking a multivitamin/mineral to avoid nutritional deficiencies because in a study of 21,500 people, not one person achieved the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) of the ten most-needed vitamins.