Training Tools


There is an old saying that says: “If the only tool you have is a hammer, then everything becomes a nail.” There is much truth in that statement when it comes to training and rehab. My concern is not so much the lack of tools, but the plethora of tools. There are so many tools available that it is confusing. It really is not about the tools, it is the application and the process. A small selection of tools used intelligently is more valuable that many tools used indiscriminately. For example a heavy back squat can be a great exercise if used in context, but taken out of context by placing at the wrong time of the training year, career or sport, it can be counterproductive. Training is more than an exercise or a training toll. It is the application of that tool in the proper sequence and order.

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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