Stayability or Stability


Stayability = This is a posed fixed position, there is not very much transfer to real world athletic movements. There are not very many sports where you stay there. Artificial and sterile.

Stability = This represents an instant in time, it is not a position or a posture, it is definitely not a still picture. A javelin thrower or a swimmer needs great shoulder stability, the ability to maintain integrity of the joint at high velocity and under imposed stress. In some ways it is a moving target. A good sound strength training programs that is proprioceptively demanding, works multiple joints and is tri-planar will address stability.
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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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