Words are important. Words are a key aspect of communication both verbal and written. I was taught a long time ago in a teaching methods class at UCSB that words create images and images create action. Nothing in the intervening 37 years has disproved this concept. As far as I am concerned this is precisely why the field of Strength and Conditioning is so confusing at the present time. There is no accepted lexicon of training. Everybody is trying to make up terms that have no basis in application much less science. I do not know about you but I am confused. Is movement prep warm-up? If it is then call it warm-up. Is prehab remedial work or an injury prevention routine? If it is then call it that. Is a matrix a circuit? If it is then call it that. I have been guilty of this at times and I am working hard to clarify and not add to the confusion. This goes on and on. Let’s think here and take a step back and look at the big picture and try to see where we are going with all of this. Communication is essential, words that are meaningful and accurate in the description that they portray are very important.
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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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