Questionable exercises


The BFS signature exercises are the Box Squat and the Dead Lift. As far I am concerned booth exercises have questionable value. The box squat results in very heavy loading of the spine. This is especially harmful in the young growing population, although it is not an exercise I would recommend for any age group. The dead is another risky exercise. First it is a slow movement. They recommend a trap bar which actually enables the athlete to lift heavier without as close a regard to technique. The dead lift is inappropriate for high population and I seldom use with mature athletes.

Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta

Director at Gambetta Sports Training Systems
Vern is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He has been the a conditioning coach for several MLS teams as well as the conditioning consultant to the US Men's World Cup Soccer team. Vern is the former Director of Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets. He has lectured and conducted clinics in Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe and has authored six books and over one hundred articles related to coaching and sport performance in a variety of sports. He has a BA in teaching with a coaching minor and an MA in Education with an emphasis in physical education from Stanford University.
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