Bigger Faster Stronger
R. Gregory Shepard
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About the ProductYour opponents are getting bigger, faster, and stronger—are you?
You can, with Bigger, Faster, Stronger, the book designed specifically for high school athletes and their coaches. This book presents the details of the most popular strength-training system used in high schools across the nation for the past 30 years. In fact, more than 9,000 high schools have implemented the BFS program.
Meeting your core conditioning needs no matter what sport you play, Bigger, Faster, Stronger provides the complete training program for you to compete successfully.
With Bigger, Faster, Stronger, you’ll learn how to
- follow step-by-step guidelines for creating, implementing, and adjusting an effective training program, regardless of your sport;
- use the most effective techniques for essential exercises such as the squat, bench press, hex bar deadlift, and power clean; and
- enhance your speed, agility, and running technique through specific drills.
Use Bigger, Faster, Stronger to improve your strength, your speed, and your game.
About the AuthorGreg Shepard is one of the most influential strength coaches in the United States. He has coached football at three NCAA Division I schools and was a strength and conditioning consultant for the Utah Jazz from 1981 to 1997. He was selected as the Football Coach of the Year in Utah in 1975, and over the past 25 years he has given more than 500 seminars to coaches and athletes in all 50 states. More than 9,000 high schools have implemented Shepard’s Bigger Faster Stronger (BFS) program, and of these schools, more than 300 have won state championships in football after having had BFS clinics.
Shepard received his doctorate in physical education from Brigham Young University. In 1977 he became the president of BFS, an exercise equipment manufacturing facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. For the past 25 years Shepard has been the publisher of Bigger Faster Stronger, a sports conditioning magazine that is distributed to every high school, college, and professional football team in the country. He is also the author of four books and 23 videos on sport conditioning. Shepard is married with four children and currently lives in Provo, Utah.
Table of ContentsPart I. The Total Program
Chapter 1. A Unified Approach to Training
Chapter 2. The BFS Rotational Set-Rep System
Chapter 3. BFS In-Season Training
Chapter 4. The Readiness Program
Part II. Strength Exercises
Chapter 5. The Six Absolutes of Perfect Technique
Chapter 6. The Squat and Squat Variations
Chapter 7. The Power Clean
Chapter 8. The Deadlift and Hex Bar Deadlift
Chapter 9. The Bench Press and Bench Press Variations
Chapter 10. Auxiliary Exercises
Part III. Speed, Agility and Flexibility
Chapter 11. The BFS Dot Drill
Chapter 12. Five Phase Plyometric Program
Chapter 13. Speed Training
Chapter 14. The 1-2-3-4 Flexibility Program
Part IV. Program Administration
Chapter 15. Organization, Weight-Room Design, and Safety
Chapter 16. BFS Nutrition Plan
Chapter 17. Be An Eleven
Chapter 18. Why Steroids Don’t Work
Words of Praise"BFS is an ideal program for coaches who must train large groups of athletes who compete in several sports. I highly recommend it, especially for coaches who work with young athletes."
Strength coach to Olympic medalists in 12 sports
"I can honestly say the functional strength I have acquired through my commitment to the BFS program has given me the opportunity to play baseball professionally. There is no doubt in my mind that the BFS program is the absolute best."
Professional baseball player
From Interscholastic Athletic Administration
"As athletic administrators work with their coaches to assist them in providing strength-training systems designed for high school athletes, they should find this book as an important addition to their professional library."