Training the Masters Athlete


There are four key considerations in training the masters athlete:

  1. Strength Training assumes a greater role because of it’s positive effects on posture and the positive impact on Type II fibers.
  2. Flexibility plays a greater role – more mobility work daily. Both active and passive.
  3. More recovery between hard training sessions.
  4. Forget the last good workout you did when you were in your twenties. Accept where you are and train accordingly.
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.
Vern Gambetta


Athletic Development Coach & Consultant. Founder of GAIN Network. Proud dad. Love to read everything.
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