Slow Down


What’s the hurry? Take your time. Easy does it. Allow the adaptation process to run its course. The goal is to be ready at the appointed time, not before or after. No quick fixes, stopgap measures or secret workouts. Just allow the wisdom of the body to take effect. Different physical properties and capacities adapt at different rates. Learn what each individual needs and train accordingly. It is a process that is highly individual, somewhat event and sport specific and highly training age dependent. Anytime you think you need to try speed up the process just heed the words of Simon and Garfunkel in the 59th Street Bridge Song:

Slow down, you move too fast.You got to make the morning last.Just kicking down the cobble stones.Looking for fun and feelin’ groovy.Hello lamppost,What cha knowing?I’ve come to watch your flowers growing.Ain’t cha got no rhymes for me?Doot-in’ doo-doo,Feelin’ groovy.

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


Athletic Development Coach & Consultant. Founder of GAIN Network. Proud dad. Love to read everything.
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