Win the workout


I must admit when I first heard Wayne Goldsmith, an Australian sports scientist, speak about this I was a bit put off. My thought was how can focus on winning the workout and still have something left for competition? The more I thought about it the more sense it made. Before I can ever think about winning in competition I must win the workouts consistently. It is a mindset that each athlete must bring to every training session. It is a convergence of psychology and physiology that accumulates over time. An athlete who is confident in their preparation is an athlete who has a chance in competition. To win the workout it must meet the following criteria:

  1. The workout must be completed with concentration on the task at hand.
  2. The workout must be done with the effort required, nothing less. This should be a given.
  3. The workout must be done with intensity. Effort does not equal intensity
  4. The drills and exercises must be done precision and quality
  5. Finally the athlete has to be accountable for their performance during training.
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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