Pretty Simple Stuff


The purpose of strength training is to prepare the body to resist or overcome gravity as demanded by the sport or activity and to use the ground effectively to reduce and produce force. There are many means and methods to achieve this with the key choosing a method or means that is appropriate for the sport and the athlete. Conceptually this is quite simple, but complex in application. Don’t try to make it more complex, make simple incorporate the fundamental movements of pulling, pushing, squatting and all it’s derivatives, rotating, reaching, bending, and bracing. Allow time for adaptation and you will have strength you can use in your sport. What more can you ask?
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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.
Vern Gambetta


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