I have posted on thismost important concept many time, but here goes another shot. It isalways all about context. The discussion on the squat brings this tothe fore. It is not about the squat, or any exercise for that matter.It is the context that exercise is used and applied. That is my numberone rule of thumb when designing training. I learned some coolexercises at the Level III coaching school, but I have to have acooling off period to decide if they apply and when they apply to mysystem of training. Do not ever forget context!

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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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