Sports Hernia


This is an ailment that is epidemic in Soccer and to some extent in American Football. I believe there are some very specific reason for this:

  1. In American football artificial turf is a major contributing factor.
  2. In soccer lack of proper war-up before striking the ball. Warm-up to play do not play to warm-up
  3. Poor movement mechanics
  4. Isolated ab work done in non functional positions – seated and lying
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


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