Components of athleticism (agility, speed, reaction time, skill, etc.) are built upon the components of fitness (muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, body composition, etc.) which are built upon a foundation of movement. The components of movement are motor control (tissue signaling, joint actions), motor patterns, and motor learning. The outcomes of the movement system are fitness and athleticism components. In the following video, we lay out this big picture.
Now that you have a general lay of the land as it pertains to movement, fitness, and athleticism components and outcomes, let's get into the specifics regarding joint actions. Joint actions, not muscles as commonly believed, are the testable building blocks of motor patterns. Check out this next video.
Movement is complicated and the number of patterns that our body is capable of producing is extraordinary. But there are 2 basic human movement patterns that we all share. The movement expert knows and has an intimate understanding of these 2 common denominator patterns and their constituent joint action pieces. In this next video, that is precisely what we begin to break down. Please check it out!