BFS Magazine

Run the Total Program on your Terms

Carson Jones March 14, 2016

Run the Total Program on your Terms

You Decide How you want to run the Program

The BFS Total Program is a proven path to athletic excellence. Over 40 years thousands of teams have improved thier records and won districts, divisions and championships after implementing the Total Program. 

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.

The BFS Advantage

BFS has the advantage of working directly with high school coaches and teachers for 40 years and understands the constraints for time student athletes have. Consequently we know of no other progam that can successfully improve every athlete and student on your team or in your class. With this progam every athlete, every player will break at least 8 personal records in strength and performance EVERY WEEK! 

Run the Total Program

BEAT THE COMPUTER PRO

Athletes Fill-Out a Form Using Current Core and Auxiliary Lifts

Enter the Lifts into the Computer, which Calculates the Precise Weights for Each Set and Creates Individual, Sport-Specific Workouts. At the Beginning of Each Week Simply Print Out the Athlete’s BFS Set-Rep Program Weekly Workout Schedule. Athletes Scores can be Updated at Any Time, or the Program Will Automatically Increase the Difficulty Level of the Workout

The Set Rep Log Books

The 40 year book anniversary of the BFS Sets and Rep has seen the Set Rep Log book grow to speed and performance records to help you keep and break records every week.

The Set Rep Log Book is a 40 Page Record Keeping Book, for All Athletes, Regardless of Sport.   Complete Instructions and 24 Full Pages to Record: Sets and Reps Personal Records Times and Much More Designed to Last One Year

The Set Rep Log App 

Moving from paper Set Rep Log Books to the web based, electronic Set Rep Log App is facilitated by a trio of video tutorials that introduce the App to Administrators, Coaches and Athletes.

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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!

This month's issue includes a number of great stories - our Athlete Of The Year, Athletic Strength Training for Boxing and Keeping Track of Success. This excerpt explains how BFS is moving forward and giving Coaches all the tools they need to run the BFS Total Program in a modern weight room! Download the Full Magazine Here

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.
The BFS Set/Rep Logbook App keeps the simplicity of our Set-Rep Log Books while providing the management functions and portability of a phone app. Predefined weekly schedules are included with core and auxiliary lifts for all major high school sports.You can also customize your weekly schedule using any lift on any day, add any lifts you want from hundreds of included exercises.
Coaches or administrators will love this app, they can see the data on their teams and athletes at a glance. Data includes scores, records, and trends for athlete or team. Athletes enter their scores on their phone or tablet and see how many records they've broken.  
Just like our Set-Rep Log Book, the app (supervised by the coaches) guides each athlete in which lifts to do, and how many sets and reps to do each week. The weight lifted for each set is determined by the individual athlete based on their past performance for that lift.  
The BFS Set/Rep App keeps the simplicity of our Set-Rep Log Books while providing the management functions and portability of a phone app.
The BFS Total Program enables every athlete to make personal records, often several personal records, every single workout – even in-season. Whether you decide to use BFS Logbooks, the Beat the Computer Pro, or the BFS Set/Rep Logbook App, you now how the tools to set goals and achieve success.... Download the Full Magazine Here

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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!

Dr. Greg Shepard founded BFS in 1976, and his vision has been carried on by CEO Bob Rowbotham and his son, BFS President John Rowbotham. Joining them are a team of clinicians that include certified teachers and active coaches. These clinicians know the difference between the type of optimal training used by Olympians and professional athletes, and the reality of working in the school environment with multi-sport athletes.

The mission of Bigger Faster Stronger is to encourage positive changes in the lives of young people, and it does this through a three-tiered approach to meet the needs of athletes, coaches and school administrators.

For athletes and physical education students, we offer seminars and clinics on character education and athletic fitness training. For coaches and physical educators, we offer certification programs and continuing education materials that teach how to increase the safety and effectiveness of their sports and physical education programs through the concept of unification. For administrators and gym owners responsible for making equipment-purchasing decisions, we offer the highest-quality exercise equipment that fits any budget along with a knowledgeable sales staff to take them facilities from concept to completion.

One key to our long-term success is our emphasis on unification. Unification is the concept that all high school and middle school athletes will adhere to the same basic training philosophy. This means that all athletes, from football players to basketball players to swimmers, perform the same core weight training exercises, the same speed and agility exercises, and the same flexibility and plyometric exercises. Such organization improves athletic performance and reduces teaching time, as well as preventing many administrative hassles and personality conflicts.

One aspect of unification is our promotion of Six Absolutes, which are training principles that are amazingly effective in teaching perfect technique not only in the weightroom but also in any sport. One reason the BFS Six Absolutes are so effective is that they encourage all coaches to use the same terminology when teaching weight training and sport skills.

Another important part of our organization is the BFS Readiness Program. This is a complete strength and conditioning system designed for those who are not yet ready to engage in weight training programs performed by more physically mature athletes. The focus of the BFS Readiness Program is on developing perfect technique in all the basic components of athletic fitness, giving athletes a head start when they graduate to the BFS Total Program.

To help young people fulfill their potential in all areas of their life, BFS offers a character education program called Be an 11. This program is designed to inspire student-athletes to set worthy goals, both athletic and personal, and then help them develop action plans to achieve those goals. Along the way, they learn about the importance of making positive choices, maintaining their self- respect, and being team players and role models for others.

In the world of social networking, since 1980 Bigger Faster Stronger has been the official magazine of our company. A bimonthly, full-color print publication, BFS is full of inspirational success stories, advice from top coaches and sport scientists, and the latest information on liability and safety. BFS also has an outstanding website that answers all your questions about our programs and athletic training equipment, and also provides a link to the BFS Online Learning Center for the latest in multimedia education for strength and athletic fitness training.

For strength training, athletes need free weights: power racks, benches, barbells, and dumbbells. For speed, must-haves included plyometric boxes, pulling sleds, and systems for measuring speed and jumping ability. At first, our single line of equipment was enough, as the focus was on providing high school coaches with quality equipment at the lowest price. Later, we expanded our products to serve the needs of all athletic and physical fitness programs. We have our highest quality D1 line, our heavy duty Elite line, the  functional Varsity line, our bold Absolute Oval line, and most recently our BXI line that includes the racks, rigs and strongman training accessories to accommodate the popular “boot camp” workouts.

 There’s a vast number of strength and conditioning programs available currently, and coaches no doubt will be exposed to many more programs during their careers. But with its proven track record that spans four decades, BFS stands apart as the leading company in helping young athletes succeed.

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BFS Celebrates 40 Years with Expanded Publishing Schedule

Steve Kinslow January 26, 2016

BFS Celebrates 40 Years with Expanded Publishing Schedule

2016 marks the 40th anniversary of Bigger Faster Stronger. Celebrate with Free Shipping Through March!

Founded by Dr. Greg Shepard, the leadership now rests in the hands of CEO Bob Rowbotham and President John Rowbotham. The mission of Bigger Faster Stronger is to encourage positive changes in the lives of young people, which we do through clinics, seminars, certifications and our multi-media network. It also offers several lines of equipment to fulfill the needs of any physical fitness or athletic training program. We’ve been going strong for 40 years, and we are looking forward to 40 more!

Keep up with every exciting development in the world of BFS as we begin our next 40 years! Our digital magazine is now published 12 times a year. Engaging articles to inspire, train and motivate you are always a click away. The pdf format is easy to share with students and other coaches and teachers.

Download your copy today!

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BFS 101, Strength - Training and Equipment

Steve Kinslow December 07, 2015

BFS 101, Strength - Training and Equipment

Elite LineD1 LineBXI Line

BFS 101, Strength - Training and Equipment

BFS has been in the business of building championship quality weight rooms since 1976. With our Total Program, BFS has helped turn around more high schools programs in every sport than any other strength and athletic development system. Now more streamlined and advanced than ever, getting your athletes in and out of the weight room is facilitated with your choice of recording methods. The classic Set Rep Log Book is time tested, the brand new Set Rep Log App takes advantage of web based recording, and the Beat The Computer program delivers with built in incremental improvement goals.

Like the Total Program the BFS line of Made in the USA equipment has expanded and grown. As weight room demands have evolved so has BFS. The BFS Elite Line of equipment is the standard for thousands of weight room in thousands of high schools. For the highest profile room BFS has the D1 Line, sure inspire record breaking advances in every athlete. With more non-traditional spaces being used for weight rooms and space always at a premium BFS has the BXI Line of modular, tough and versatile rigs that allow you to get exactly the room you need!

Rediscover the passion of the all new BFS as we move into a phenomenal 40th year!


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