The Power of the Question

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The best place to start a training or a rehab program is with a question. It can be simple or complex, but remember the question is meant to provide guidance and direction. An example of a broad question is: why are women so much more susceptible to ACL injuries than men? Then reframe the question to get different perspectives. Why don’t men injure their ACL’s as often as women? Put aside any bias, change perspective and ask yourself if you are missing something. Ask some else the question and be sure to listen to their answer, especially if it is different than yours. Remember there are no dumb questions. In reality there may no be no one answer or any answer for that matter, but the simple act of asking the question(s) will give direction and purpose. Personally some of the training programs that have had the highest bozosity factor that I have designed were those were I though I knew the answer or I failed to ask the question. Just like there are no dumb questions, there are no dumb answers. Frankly that is why the question should be posed to a variety of people. I know when I am designing a training a program I always seek input from someone who is a rehab specialist. It grounds me and makes me consideration another dimension.

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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