GAINtalk 5: Warming up (with Vern Gambetta)

In this 35 minute video, Vern Gambetta shares his approach to creating both general and sport-specific warmups. This video was originally released as a DVD by Gambetta in 1996 and includes descriptions and demonstrations of all elements of the warmup.

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Topics Covered

Warming up

14 minutes

  • Explaining Vern’s approach to warming up
  • Aerobic activity, loosening, balance, core, and other movements.
Specific warm ups

15 minutes

  • Warm up #1: basic warm up
  • Warm up #2: lateral speed and agility
  • Warm up #3: coordination and body awareness warm up
  • Warm up #4: strengthening and greater amplitudes of movement warm up
  • Warm up #5: continuous warm up
Cooling down

6 minutes

  • Cool down
  • Dynamic flexibility

About GAIN

GAIN is a coaching network offering coaches a community to grow, and annual events to learn and network. The annual flagship GAIN event takes place in June with details announced in December. The week-long event brings together top coaches from around the world to share best practices on athletic development, sports medicine, the art of coaching, and more.

GAIN also helps produce the GAINcast podcast where coaches can listen weekly for new coaching tips. In addition, other GAIN events are hosted throughout the year and members get access to the below video and hundreds more on the GAIN website.


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