Author: Vern Gambetta

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.

I am positive that the “Strength and Conditioning” does not come close to defining the field. I used to think that Performance Enhancement was a better term, but I am…

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The newest Sports Illustrated has a section on the NFL players toughest workouts. I was struck as I read them that there seems to be some confusion between just doing…

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Has anyone thought to relate the steroid use in baseball with the injuries? Pulled hamstrings in the players and elbow injuries in the pitchers. Just a thought.

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Following the functional path in training and rehabilitation has been a journey of discovery. The more I ventured down the path, the more I realized it was a path that…

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Cross training is a term that has gained fairly wide acceptance in training the last fifteen years as a means of raising work capacity. Cross Training ?? is when an…

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