It certainly has been interesting watching and reading comments from NFL training camps. It seems that all of a sudden they have discovered the need for recovery. I found the New York Giants approach particularly interesting. They scheduled practice in the morning and then pushed the second harder practice to the evening to allow more time for recovery. It sounds good until you think about it. Now the problem is there is less time for recovery from the harder practice until the morning practice. By practicing later it could interfere with the ability to get to sleep which is essential for recovery. In my estimation this is a wash. It would have been more advisable to schedule three shorter practices.

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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