Rocky Had IT Right

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Was Rocky Balboa onto somethingwhen he was training in the meat locker? Current thinking would seem toindicate that he was ahead of his time. My friend Dean Benton,Performance Director for the Brisbane Broncos, said that if had his wayhe would have the team spend halftime in a refrigerator truck. When hefirst mentioned it I thought he had lost it. Since then I have comeacross this more and more. I heard a of a rugby team in Englandusing a cold storage facility for recovery. I am in the process ofresearching and have a couple of research articles that seem to suggestthere is validity to this. Anecdotally the comment is the players feelrefreshed. I have no idea of protocols or ideal temperature but itcertainly is thought provoking. Will teams that are traveling ask thehotel to use their walk refrigerator? If I were a betting man I wouldsay yes. If anyone has more information on this or actual research please send it to me.

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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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