Stretching is not Flexibility


The two terms are not synonymous, but they are related. You use stretching as a method to improve flexibility. In reading the interview of strength coaches in the newest Training and Conditioning magazine it was interesting to read the responses to the question of flexibility. No doubt flexibility is an important component of athletic development. It is not a matter of stretching or not stretching or for that matter the type of stretching, for me it is when you strength to work on flexibility. One thing I know for sure that warm-up is not the place to work on flexibility. I know that from experience and it is substantiated by research.

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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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