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Dumbbell PPS (Pull/Push/Squat) System by Vern Gambetta

This is the basis of my strength training program. The Dumbbell PPS Program represents the emphasis during the Foundation phase of strength training. This outline will introduce to the concepts of the PPS System.

Misuse of Strength Training Programs in Athletic Training by John Jesse

This is a classic article from Physician and Sports Medicine written over 25 years ago. The issues raised by John Jesse in the late 1970’s are just as relevant today.

Warm-up Study by Warren Young and Dean Benton

If you are still static stretching as warm-up this will convince you to change. This is a very good pilot study that substantiates the necessity for active warm-up.

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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


Athletic Development Coach & Consultant. Founder of GAIN Network. Proud dad. Love to read everything.
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