BFS Magazine

HOT AUXILIARIES!  Why BFS Athletes Need Lat Pulldowns

Steve Kinslow September 26, 2017

HOT AUXILIARIES! Why BFS Athletes Need Lat Pulldowns

Auxiliary lifts are special exercises that are sport specific and help prevent common injuries. One auxiliary exercise that BFS has been promoting for the past four decades is the lat pulldown, which may seem odd as most coaches would consider it a bodybuilding, or general fitness exercise. Some even believe that it's a harmful exercise that may cause injury. Let's look at the facts.

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The Squat in 2017

Steve Kinslow September 19, 2017

The Squat in 2017

Because the squat was such a controversial exercise at the time BFS opened its doors in 1976, almost every article that appeared in BFS magazine about the squat included a section about how it could help prevent injuries, not cause them, and improve athletic performance. BFS Founder Dr. Greg Shepard and his team of clinicians also took our message on the road, each year giving hundreds of clinics at schools and athletic training facilities promoting the value of squats.

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Five Things You  Probably Didn't Know About BFS!

Steve Kinslow September 15, 2017

Five Things You Probably Didn't Know About BFS!

With over 41 years in the business, BFS has established itself as the leader in athletic and physical fitness training. We've not only shared our message through our magazine, website, and social media outlets, but our clinicians have given nearly 20,000 hands-on total program clinics, coaching certifications, and character education seminars. Despite this exposure, there are a few unique aspects of BFS that many people may not know about. Here are five of them:

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Steve Kinslow February 07, 2017

UNIFIED TRAINING FOR MULTI-SPORTS ATHLETES

When the strength coaching profession was in its infancy in the 1970s, it was difficult to find information about periodization. Much of the material appeared only in articles published in expensive journals or a few hard-to-acquire books, many not available in English. All that has changed in today’s computer age, but easier access comes with its own set of problems.

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Hex Bar for Athletic Superiority

Steve Kinslow February 02, 2017

Hex Bar for Athletic Superiority

Forty years ago the deadlift was one of the core exercises we encouraged athletes to perform year-round. BFS pushed this great core exercise in our early years because it was unparalleled in developing the glutes, hamstrings, and lower back. We still believe that, but the fact is that we soon played less emphasis on it because we found something better.

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Pick Your Spots

Steve Kinslow August 15, 2016

Pick Your Spots

In working with high school athletes in my area, one challenge I’ve found is convincing coaches that it’s important to lift hard in-season. It’s a message that BFS has been preaching for the past 40 years. Take the example of track and field, specifically high school sports where I live. There is the indoor season, the outdoor season, and in the summer the sport can continue with amateur competitions run by the AAU and USTAF. Let’s break down the outdoor season.

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Run the Total Program on your Terms

Carson Jones March 14, 2016

Run the Total Program on your Terms

Boys, girls, soccer, football, volleyball or track - it does not matter, running faster and jumping higher will improve your winning chances. And strength training and conditioning will build your speed and power. The BFS Total Program provides a clear system of record keeping so you know that the training done in the weight room is translating to results on the field of play.

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Free February Magazine Live and  BFS Set Rep App Explained!

Steve Kinslow February 23, 2016

Free February Magazine Live and BFS Set Rep App Explained!

With the advancement of technology and the push for integrated PE program, BFS set about developing an app for the BFS Set/Rep Log Book. Because the app is based on the web, BFS offers this software across any device or operating system with a web browser.

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40 Years and Growing Stronger

Steve Kinslow February 05, 2016

40 Years and Growing Stronger

There is no shortage of social media outlets that promise you the best athletic training system for young athletes. There are good programs, and there are some that are…well, not so good. What separates BFS from all of them is our 40-year history of success. That’s right – four decades!

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3 Minutes on why 40 Years of BFS  Means Success For You!

Steve Kinslow October 28, 2015

3 Minutes on why 40 Years of BFS Means Success For You!

Breakout!

The Championship Camp begins with a "coaches only" breakout session to get the staff up to speed on how the Total Program provides results through record keeping and goal setting. Then the student-athletes get two days of coaching and education on correct lifting, speed, plyometrics, all the while breaking personal records every week!

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3 Minutes on Power Balance with the Lunge

Steve Kinslow October 19, 2015

3 Minutes on Power Balance with the Lunge

BFS Championship Camps promote strength, agility and speed which add up to "power balance". Power balance is important in all sports, for boys and girls. Football, basketball, volleyball, baseball, soccer, wrestling and in track: hurdles, high jump, long jump, pole vault, discus, shot put, javelin and more. Whenever an athlete needs to change direction explosively and transfer quickly from one leg to the other, power balance is required. Lunges are fantastic for that purpose.

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Carson Jones October 01, 2015

6 Minutes with Alina K. Fong, PhD

6 Minutes with Alina K. Fong, PhD Director of Concussion Treatment. 

BFS CEO Bob Rowbotham sits down with Dr Fong to get some straight information on the risks of concussion for all athletes throughout high school sports and activities. Dr Fong also shares her insights on the prevention of concussion and what coaches and teachers can be aware of going forward. 

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Carson Jones September 23, 2015

Character education a dominant attribute of high school sports! BFS Magazine tells the story!

High school football is making a lot of news in the last couple of weeks. And it is not good. From athletes in Texas blindsiding a ref to a top college recruit allegedly smearing a painful cream into an opposing player's face, these are the stories being told about high school athletes.

At BFS we acknowledge these sort of events happen, but we firmly reject the notion that they are the norm. We work with 1,000s of students and coaches annually through our Total Program and Be An 11 Seminars and we have seen all the good high school sports brings to individuals, schools and entire communities!

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Steve Kinslow September 08, 2015

Training the Power Snatch Get this free article on advanced technique!

In the BFS program, the power snatch is considered an advanced auxiliary exercise that can be used in place of the power clean. Both exercises develop the same muscles and increase power, and in fact improving your ability in one lift with improve your performance in the other. The power snatch, however, offers several advantages over the power clean and other types of explosive lifts.

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Steve Kinslow September 01, 2015

Concussion, Beyond Awarness

BFS has worked hard for the past five years to increase awareness of the problem of traumatic brain injury in athletics. Through out social networking channels we have shared research on the latest ways to diagnose and treat concussions. Our coaching staff has teams with experts in the field of neuroscience and medicine to given formal and informal presentations to coaches, administrators, parents and athletes on the subject. It was time for us to take the next step.

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Steve Kinslow August 20, 2015

The Basics Help Timpview Win! “The BFS core lifts are the most important exercises for football: power cleans, squats, deadlifts, and bench presses,” Cary Whittingham

Fred Whittingham was a coach for the Los Angeles Rams from 1982-1991, his son Kyle is the head football coach for the University of Utah Utes, and Kyle’s younger brother Cary is the head coach for the Timpview High School Thunderbirds in Provo, Utah. This is Ca

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Steve Kinslow May 21, 2015

Building Champions Issue, BFS Magazine

The BFS Magazine May/June Issue is packed with inspirational articles from high school teams and coaches who are making a difference on their teams and in their communities.

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