Words are just that, words. Words by themselves have meaning, but they do not have the same power until they are put in context. The same holds true for an exercise, an exercise is just that, an exercise, until it is put in context. This is a consistent theme that I continually try to emphasize. Words and exercises represent a reductionist, isolationist approach. Context represents the opposite, a big picture, integrated, quantum approach. It is so trite to say that the whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts, but it is so true.

In the process of building and rebuilding an athlete it is not linear and reductionist. Rather it is a process of never losing sight of the big picture stressing coordination and integration of all components recognizing that the body is a self organizing organism.
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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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