Hype & Marketing


I do not know about you, but I really get tired of a lot of the hype and marketing I am seeing trying to sell training programs. The claims are so far out there I can’t believe that people fall for this stuff. I know people have to make a living, but how about truth in advertising. I saw an ad for a DVD on Low Box Training. I am sure that soon there will be on high box training DVD and then a sequel for higher box training. I do have my own videos and books that I have sold for years, I think the difference is that they are loaded with information and low on hype and smoke and mirror stuff. Folks there are no secret training methods. When you travel around the worlds as I have had the good fortune of doing you see more commonalities than differences. At the end of the day regardless of the method it must be done consistently for a long enough period of time to obtain a positive training adaptation. In my experience the minimum amount of time to get any significant speed gain is at least 8 weeks training five to six days a week. The caveat to that is that if you are very slow anything you do will improve your speed. That is why I laugh at these football combine prep situations where they brag about .3 improvements. What they don’t say is that the guys started at 5.5 for a forty. In another post I am going to list the criteria that I would use to evaluate a program. By the way check out the new download of the Basketball program – that program worked! Those girls kicked ass and took names.

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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.
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