Rules for Robots


No overhead lifting. When squatting do not let the knees go past the toes. Keep spine neutral. Draw in to activate TA. And on and on and on, bla, bla bla. Don’t fall into this trap, these are all rules made to be broken. They are all based on false assumptions. They will work if you live, work and play in phone booth. As humans and athletes we do not. We live in a proprioceptively demanding gravity enriched environment. As humans we are specialists at solving movement problems and self-organizing our movements to fit the demands of the activity. In preparation for work and play in this gravity enriched environment select exercises and training methods that promote connections and reinforce linking and synching. Great athletes are just geniuses at solving intricate movement problems. As coaches we need to give the athlete the latitude to create, move and solve those problems.
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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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