Do You Get It


For the person that wrote in to saythey were proud to be a muscle head, I am glad you are proud to be amuscle head. If you take the muscle head approach I would like to playyour team everyday of the week! Some of the comments on my recent posthave been almost absurd and in some ways surreal. Men, women, boys andgirls it is not just about strength. It does not matter that Olympiclifters are the strongest athletes in the word,that is their world andtheir sport. Someone asked what is soccer strong? Soccer strong is theability to hold off an opponent, win the 50/50 ball and win balls inthe air. It has very little or nothing to do with how much you canclean. Strength is only one biomotor quality. And it interacts with allthe other biomotor qualities to produce athletic performance. Whetheror not people want to admit it there are injuries whose genesis is inthe weight room. I am making a plea for sanity. It is really hard forme to believe that in 2007 with everything we know from sport scienceand good practice that all of this is still an issue.

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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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