It is so easy to say more is not better and then go right back to doing more. In many ways more is easy, one more rep, one more run or swim, you can do it. The question is why? Is doing more better? In my experience, both first hand and through observation more is definitely not better. Set a target; achieve it with both quality and intensity. Remember there is a distinction; quality is a measure of perfect and intensity is a measure of 100%. Know what you objectives are in training and set reasonable means to achieve those objectives. I am reminded of the words of a country western song: “Work your fingers to bone, what do you get? Boney fingers.” Train with a purpose to get results in competition.

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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