Go to BFS Home Page image-BFS Banner
class="home_leftbar_body"Home Gym Financing.
BFS is proud to work with Key Bank to get your dream gym started!
0% for 15 Months Financing Available on your BFS Home Gym!
KeyBank Latitudes M MasterCard®
Call to learn more

Brain Training and Sports

Train "True Agility" with increased cognitive decision making skills via BrainHQ and Sports.
Cognitive Conditioning: Players and coaches are coming to appreciate that cognitive conditioning is as important as physical conditioning....read more.
Science and Brain Training
More than 100 published scientific papers show the benefits of BrainHQ exercises and assessments. ...Read More

2018 BFS Magazines


Magazine Archives
Submit a Magazine Story

BFS Newsletter

View this weeks news and promotions, and sign up for our email list!

We are BFS

Find BFS Reps in Your Region

Satisfied Clients

View our Satisfied Customer and Client List

BFS Downloads

Find All your Download Needs here. From Training Documents to Custom Order Forms.

BFS Newsletter

Get weekly updates with motivation and success stories as well as current promotions!

Subscribe to CoachBFS on YouTube for updates and training tips

BFS Partners
with Allstate Capital.

Working with a fixed municipal budget it can be almost impossible to make dramatic changes in a short time.
Call to learn more
Contact BFS
Bigger Faster Stonger Inc.

Call 800-628-9737
Utah 801-974-0460


Bigger Faster Stronger, Inc., Sportswear  Retail, Salt Lake City, UT
Click to Verify BBB
accreditation and to
see a BBB report

  Printer Friendly Version

Athletes, in general, do their Parallel Squats above parallel. Sometimes they are six to eight inches high and both coach and athlete will swear they are going parallel.
By Greg Shepard
Published: Winter 1998

True Parallel Squats among athletes are a rarity. I do not see many, no matter where I go or what level of athlete I am observing. Athletes, in general, do their Parallel Squats above parallel. Sometimes they are six to eight inches high and both coach and athlete will swear they are going parallel.

Conrad and David are demonstrating True Parallel Squats. They are down where they should be. If you squat high, you are asking for trouble. You will develop strong quads and leave the hamstrings weak by comparison. Why do we insist on a True Parallel Squat? The answer lies in the photos of Kevin Devine, who runs a 4.2 forty. On both the bounding drill and blowing out of the blocks, the right leg is clearly parallel while the left leg is completely extended. This is why we do True Parallel Squats and Power Cleans. We do them for speed and jumping power.

You may want to get our Safety Squat. It will tell you when you have hit True parallel. Spotters should also be active coaches and work with their teammates to get them to True parallel. Now, I don't care if you have been squatting all of your life. Be prepared to experience sore hamstrings and glutes when you start hitting that True position. But, that's good. That tells you that you're getting those speed and jumping muscles like never before.

Right leg Parallel Squat left leg Power Clean.
David Harvey-Bowen demonstrates a TRUE parallel Squat.
Right leg Parallel Squat left leg Power Clean.
Conrad Ivie, 10th grade QB demonstrates a TRUE parallel squat with a Safety Squat .
Return to Keyword Search Results for Keyword:  "true"

BFS has an A+ Rating with the BBB.
Click Here or on the BBB Logo to the Left to See Report.


FAX 1-801-975-1159 Toll Free 1-800-628-9737 Email BFS with Your Comments
All Content © 2010 Bigger Faster Stronger Incorporated All Rights Reserved