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More than Muscles

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.