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Picture this, you have an NBA player standing on a vibration platform, he is doing some sort of bouncing medicine ball exercise off the ground and the S&C coach has a big rubber band around his waist pulling him laterally. This was in a popular fitness outdoor magazine. When I saw it I almost fell out of my chair laughing. On second thought I realized that people were going to read this and take it very seriously and try to imitate this. It was written in very serious vain extolling the virtues of vibration training. (A free ad for the manufacturer of the vibration platform). I understand the use of any one the three modes of training represented, but the witches brew mix of the three is very confusing. I am sure it is very confusing to the body. I learned a long a long time ago that mixed training yield mixed results. Hunt with a rifle, be focused on one training objective, do not try to cover all bases in one workout. This is another example of marketing and hype trumping good training methodology.
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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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