Stop and Think

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Before you blindly copy and use an exercise you see on YouTube, take a deep breath, pause and think. Ask yourself what is this exercise or drill intended to do? Is it better than something I am currently doing? Why? If it is a strength exercise is it isolating a muscle or coordinating movement? At the end of the day there is no limit to the number of exercises available, but will the exercise make your athlete better or just make them tired. It has taken me a long time to learn to hunt with a rifle instead of a shotgun. Be on point, think sport and movement appropriate, understand muscle function and learn what works in your system for your athletes.

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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