I’m blessed that I’ve had a phone conversations and several email exchanges with someone who I believe is one of the best coaches in our country, Vern Gambetta.
I asked Vern to comment on Specific vs. General training and the balance between the two. He obliged with a post on his site (!!!) and I want to share part of it here.
What I think has happened especially in the last twenty years is that there has arisen an emphasis on general work to get them fit. Fit for what? Just making them tired does not make them better. This is alarming trend in middle distance and distance training where too much mindless circuit work is justified as “general strength.” [Read more…]