Rolling Ropes

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David Weck, the inventor of the BOSU Balance trainer sent me a DVD of a new concept he has been working on. It is called rolling ropes, what a great idea. Innovation is doing new things with old ideas and tools, which is what David has done. The jump rope a simple tool that I have let fall to the bottom of tool box used in an entirely different way. Go to the BOSU Fitness web site and you will see some good video clips of the concept. He has reinvented the job rope as a tool to use without jumping to enhance rhythm, awareness, connectivity and linkage. I have been playing with this the past few days in my workout between exercises and warm-up, I can see where it could be a module within the workout or the last step in a an active warm-up for overhead sports. I will definitely be using this with volleyball and for the swim teams I work with. It is FUNdamental and remember simplicity yields complexity.

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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