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Bigger, faster, stronger
Shepard, Greg, 1942-
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Publication Information:
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [2004]

Physical Description:
xi, 209 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
A unified approach to training -- The BFS rotational set-rep system -- BFS in-season training -- The readiness program -- The six absolutes of perfect technique -- The squat and squat variations -- The power clean -- The deadlift and hex bar deadlift -- The bench press and bench press variations -- Auxiliary exercises -- The BFS dot drill -- Five phase plyometric program -- Speed training -- The 1-2-3-4 flexibility program -- Organization, weight room design and safety -- BFS nutrition plan -- Developing a championship attitude : be an eleven -- Reasons why steroids don't work.
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Your 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.In only two 30-minute sessions per week during the season and in 4 hours per week in the off-season, Bigger, Faster, Stronger details how to fashion programs to realize increases both in season and out of season.

Use Bigger, Faster, Stronger to improve your strength, your speed, and your game.

Author Notes

Greg 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 Contents

Part 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