Anybody and everybody with a history of academic exercise science (or a related field) has probably seen a picture like the one below…
And while there is no debating the fact that the muscular system (shown above) plays a crucial role in movement and athletic performance, a distinction needs to be made between the anatomy textbook and athletic performance.
Athletes are more than a collection of muscles.
We can’t simply train the pieces, hoping they fit together like a puzzle. We are a connected, holistic unit. Without that functioning connection, an athlete’s athletic success will suffer.