Train don’t Strain

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Training is just that training, not an end unto itself. Training is a mindful pursuit of specific goals intended to prepare you for competition. Any bozo can work hard. If every workout is a test of courage, a time to put your back to the wall so that you end up puking, that is not training. Training is a cumulative process. There has to be a yin and yang to what you do. Hard days followed by easy days. Adaptation takes time. If you are straining through every workout, then there is a high probability that the adaptive response will be negative. 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.
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