Magic Muscles


I call these the magic muscles – Glute Medius, Transverse Abdominis, Internal Oblique – If they can do everything people think they do then they must be magic! Stability is a moving target; no one muscle can be responsible for stability. It is these muscles working in synergy with other muscles that produce efficient flowing movement that reduces and produces force effectively. As far as compensation, it does occur. There is normal and abnormal compensation. Athletes are great compensators; they know their bodies and how to efficiently accommodate. Abnormal compensation usually results from some sort of a traumatic event that forces the athlete is a position or a series of movements that they cannot handle.
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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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