It’s Always More Than An Exercise

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There are many exercises available some good and effective other pure rubbish. How do you choose? You can’t do them all. Ask yourself these questions when you see a new exercise that you are considering using in your training program. What is context? Where will you use it? Is it an absolute need to do exercise or is just nice to do? (Nice to do exercises often just make you tired but don’t make you better.) Does the exercise do what you want it to do? Does it do something better than you are already doing? Is it congruent with the whole training system? Does the athlete relate the need for the exercise? As a note in the last training year I have added eight new exercises to my training menus and removed three.

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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