What is a Workout?


The answer is simple with complex implications. A workout means to an end, therefore the means must be reconciled with the end. An actual workout is a series of carefully sequenced drills and exercises in pursuit of a specific goal. Teach the drill and exercise, achieve mastery, then move to the next logical step in the progression. The key words here are mastery and progression. Workouts build up to the competition goal step by step. Small baby steps before giant steps. Athletic excellence takes time. The individual workout is the basic building material for the whole system. Plan, execute and evaluate each workout in the context of the goal for the day and the overall training program. Remember one workout cannot make an athlete, but one workout can break an athlete.

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.
Vern Gambetta


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