Why training in surgery matters

Training matters.



Andre Agassi was committed to  hitting 1 million tennis balls each year, because his father told him, “numbers don’t lie”. A child who hits one million balls each year will be unbeatable.” During his career as a tennis athlete, he trained by running in the LA desert with his coach and spent countless hours in the gym.


The Olympic champion, swims 5 hour each day, Monday through Saturday. On odd days, in addition to her swimming routine she adds a few hours of muscle toning at the gym and ends it with a session of stretching.


The day of this Olympic champion used to begin at 9 AM when she would go to the swimming pool to train for an hour and a half with a facilitating platform and dry trampoline. She would later come back to the pool, where she would train all afternoon untill 6.30 pm. Tania also added hours of training at the gym where she lifted weights and strength exercises.


This Jamaican athlete, said he used to train 6-7 days a week for three hours each day. His training routine includes plyometric training mix (exercises to develop muscle power), weights, all types of jumping, squats, push-ups in suspension, lunges with the dumbbell, abdominal and trunk muscle strengthening, without neglecting upper limb training.

As a runner, a good part of his training hours is focused on core stability (keeping balance on the move).


Cristiano Ronaldo has a severe training schedule, where he works out seven days per week: Cardio activities, tread-mill, push-ups, pull-ups, abdominals, lunges and lunges with dumbbells on odd day. On even day, he has a lighter routine training.


These are a few examples of athlete’s training routines. They continue to hone their skills with passion and sacrifice every-day to become a champion.

Right now, even during this time when the Olympic games, championships, and races have been delayed due to the virus, athletes continue their training in their homes.  Their motivation and dedication, helps them avoid the "detraining phenomenon", and to stay healthy and fit. Some of them, in their videos posted on social media, say that they don’t want to stop, they can’t stop.

Why for a surgeon should this be any different?  As a champion in your clinic and operating room your hard-earned skills are important to the world and to your patients.

There's no better way to practice and condition your talents than with a Dexter™ training model. 

You have amazing skills built on experience, practice and continuous improvement. Dexter™ wants to help you keep it that way and, maybe, it allows you to develop some new ideas, your winning ace or shot, while practicing!

“Numbers don’t lie”.


Matteo Mantovani
Technical Director, CEO