Reductionist Thinking

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Reductionist thinking on movement is mentally convenient. It is very easy to break the body and movements into parts and separate systems and focus on the parts to the exclusion of the whole. It may be convenient and easy but is not right. The body is all about connections, chain reactions and synergies. To optimally prepare the body for the stresses of competition you must focus on enhancing those connections and synergies. Give the body credit for what it can do, it is smart, so coach it as smart. Good coaching is giving the body increasingly complex movement problems to solve and putting the body in positions to solve those problems.

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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