What else would Vern Gambetta do with his free time? He doesn’t know how to train anyone to world class results. He couldn’t train Mike Tyson in an ear biting contest with Prince Charles.
He falls back on “Functional” training as his area of expertise. What else would we be doing - “Dysfunctional” training?
My favourite VG story is a basketball coach I work with telling me that Vern was in Canada telling everyone he was the Head Strength and Conditioning coach for the Chicago Bulls and the reason behind their success. Needless to say, don’t mention Vern’s name around Al Vermeil. That pretty much says it all. He has ambition well beyond his ability.
I believe he was an assistant to Vermeil for one year, correct? I think it was in 1987, years before they won their first championship yet he has no problem attaching his name to their later success. He never seems to miss an opportunity to bash CF. On his blog he said something akin to “I’ve seen his training and it’s nothing special” or something similar. What credibility does he have in making such a statement? Who has he produced?
On a semi-related note:I think Charlie would find it humorous(for reasons he’ll understand) that the guy Gambetta has a real issue/problem with is Loren Seagrave. VG feels he(LS) has built his career largely on material and concepts taken/stolen/borrowed(what ever you want to call it) from Gary Winckler. I’ve heard this from two separate, independent sources who apparently know all those guys fairly well. I don’t believe that Seagrave and Winckler necessarily have any problems with each other, though. I’m not agreeing nor disagreeing with that opinion, only stating that that is the apparent belief of VG.