Drawing a Straight Line


I am not proposing you ignore anything. I know those athletes were the best in their country; I was in Colorado Springs when they broke all the National Records in 82 & 83. Look closer at the message. I am amazed that people keep seeking the secret and the Holy Grail. What got his best athlete from 10.1 to 9.86 – look at the change in physical development. That was not a normal performance curve. Why not study drug free coaches like Esa Peltola or a Gary Winckler who has consistently produced over the years with lesser quality athletes. None of the ideas are revolutionary. Take away the drugs and what do you have. You can massage until the cows come home, but without the juice you cannot recover from the high intensity work. Someone mentioned Korchemy that is another good example, without drugs look and see what his people were running – sloow. We must isolate the drug coaches, not give them credence or recognition. You can get fast without drugs, it takes a lot longer and there is very little margin of error.
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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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