I don’t believe that I’ll ever forget my first conversation with Somerset’s Head Football Coach Bruce Larson back in 2002. Coach Larson’s message to me was clear and precise; Somerset High School was mired in mediocrity. Despite his efforts to change things, the community was OK with the status quo and the school wasn’t willing to make a large investment in a radical change.
Larson convinced me that the plan I laid out for his school would be followed and he was willing to put himself on the line to get it done. His sincerity and willingness to learn the BFS System convinced me to work out a spring clinic...
One of the basic tools of strength training is a weightlifting belt. Some may think of it as “cheating,” as a way to artificially lift more weights. Not exactly.
What the researchers found was that weightlifting belts could increase intra-abdominal pressure (i.e., compressing the gases and fluids in the abdominal cavity) that serves to decompress the spine. Or, to use modern-day terminology, belts serve to create a stable “core.”
Bangor High School wanted to promote the idea that they were a total program, and for this reason, decided not to call their strength and conditioning facility a weight room, but a “Winning Room!”
Mary Spade, assistant principal and athletic director at Bangor says, “We had had BFS at Bangor before I came here, but we kind of got away from it, so I decided to bring BFS back.” That decision started with a two-day WRSC Certification and Total Program clinic.
Starting today BFS is expanding our free shipping through March 2019.
BFS is committed to helping our teachers and coaches help their students and athletes. Through your feed feedback, we learned one of the biggest ways we have helped over the last two months is our Free Shipping campaign...
By Carlos Molina.
Most people don’t associate weight training with swimming, but they share a connection. The JHS Swim Team supplements their swimming practices with pumping iron to increase speed, strength, power, and reduce the risk of injuries.
A BIG BFS Thank You to Dr. Waters from New Mexico.
Watch the video to learn how she has spearheaded a massive overhaul of the weight rooms and weight training program in the Central Consolidated School District. She has organized BFS Certification, BFS Weight Room Consultations, BFS Camps and more for the Central Consolidated School District. Her initiative and drive have led directly to the success of many of the school's boy's and girl's sports programs as well as involving the wider student body.
THANK YOU DR. WATERS! To learn more about the programs mentioned in this video click below:
BFS is once again traveling to Sweden to work with their American Football program.
BFS President John Rowbotham is excited to reconnect with his coaching colleagues in Europe and bring the BFS Total Program to a new generation of Swedish players. Catch up on previous international impacts from BFS with this 2012 Article from the BFS Archives!
If nothing else, a warm-up needs to increase your body temperature, breathing rate and heart rate to the level of the activity you will be performing. This means you need to break a sweat, so static stretching is not what you need.