Dancing on the Edge


Can a genius be satisfied with themundane and the status quo? I was watching a documentary on movieproducer and director Sam Peckinpah. His approach made me thing aboutthis. He was always dancing on the edge, pushing the envelope on whatcould be done in film. It got me thinking that this was also true inhuman athletic performance. To be the absolute best, you have to pushthe envelope; you must dance on the edge. The difference betweenhighest level athlete performance and sickness and injury are balancingon a razor edge. It is almost like you have to be a gunfighter; youmust be on the edge, living with the constant realization that there isalways someone out there who could be faster. Iam convinced that is why so many athletes will not retire and when theydo they have a tough transition to normal life. High level competitionand training is an almost constant rush, an adrenaline high necessaryto get to the top and stay there.
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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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