Smart Body or Dumb Body


How you view and perceive the body will have a significant effect on your training outcomes. You can view the body as either dumb or smart. Here are some comparisons:

Dumb Body – Looks for dysfunction

Smart Body – Looks for function

Dumb Body – Looks at the body as highly adapted

Smart Body – Looks at the body as adaptable

Dumb Body – Looks for disconnects

Smart Body – Looks for connections

Dumb Body – Looks for disabilities

Smart Body – Looks for abilities

Dumb Body – Looks for what cannot be done

Smart Body – Looks for what can be done

Dumb Body – Looks at body as highly mechanistic

Smart Body – Looks at body as organic

Dumb Body – Looks at body as static

Smart Body – Looks at body as dynamic

Dumb Body – Looks at body from reductionist viewpoint

Smart Body – Looks at body from a quantum viewpoint

Dumb Body – Looks at muscles

Smart Body – Looks at movements

How do you view the body? I obviously view the body as smart. I believe in giving the body credit for it’s inherent wisdom and ability to solve the complex movements presented to in a myriad of ways. Hopefully this will get you thinking about how you look at the body.

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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