The fork in the road


The Functional path is obviously the name of this blog, so I could not help but think of that when the read the following quote this morning from Yogi Berra “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” I think Yogi understands what function is all about. It is not about one direction, one way. Function is listening to the body, trusting your instincts and allowing the body move. It would be so simple if it just meant you had to learn to turn on some muscles or turn others off, but the secret is to get them all working together. I have just finished reading three scientific studies that in their own way are saying the same thing. Integrate, emphasize synchronisity (good guru word), good athletic performance is flowing and rhythmic. It is not particularly complicated, so let’s not make it complicated. The demands of the sports and movements will take care of that for us.

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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