Movement is a broad category that has many subset niches and hierarchies that must be attended to in order. Sport specific training and strength and conditioning are not included in these subcategories and should be thought of as separate and just as important to the progression of the athlete. Strength and conditioning is primarily used to break down tissues and build cardiac output while training the nervous system in basic patterns, sports specific training is used to teach specific skill sets with little to no emphasis on
increasing global body functionality. Movement focusing on teaching the body to fully utilize its joints range of motion first independently then independently and finally systematically. We break Movement into multiple categories to make the task of controlling the body feasible on a scheduled weekly dose:
The first and most imperative discipline is independent joint movement. In order of importance, we prioritize the health of the spine, hips, and shoulders.
Then the delicate and complex ankle and wrist joints; lastly the lever joints of the body, elbows, and knees are attended to and strengthened. The skill that is emphasized in this module is the concept of irradiation or over force.
“Sherrington’s law of irradiation states: A muscle working hard recruits the neighboring muscles, and if they are already part of the action, it amplifies their strength. The neural impulses emitted by the contracting muscle reach other muscles and ‘turn them on’ as an electric current starts a motor.”
By contracting the entire body and focusing on one specific directional joint movement in the body we start to teach and train the tissue in new ranges and strengthen known ones.