Perils of Reductionism


A reductionist, mechanistic approach that segments the body into parts and separate systems results in biased one-sided training regimens. This creates robotic athletes that are good in a sterile training environment but have difficulty transferring training to the sport. If you are doing too much of one thing then you are probably not doing much of something else, it is a zero sum relationship. The result is an athlete fully adapted to that one component of training.