Training to Train?


I saw something the other day where someone said they were in the training to train stage of their preparation. Stop and think about that for a minute- Why would you train to train? Training should never be an end unto itself. You may be month’s away form the competitive season, but you should never take your eye off the ball so to speak. The goal of training is preparation for competition. Training is process and it is a process that is ongoing and cumulative. It is the competitive goals that give training a purpose and direction. Through training overall work capacity should increase and consequently readiness for more quality training will also increase, but you should never lose sight of the goal. The goal is preparation for competition.
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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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