Words are just that, words. Words by themselves have meaning, but they do not have the same power until they are put in context. The same holds true for an exercise, an exercise is just that, an exercise, until it is put in context. This is a consistent theme that I continually try to emphasize. Words and exercises represent a reductionist, isolationist approach. Context represents the opposite, a big picture, integrated, quantum approach. It is so trite to say that the whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts, but it is so true.
In the process of building and rebuilding an athlete it is not linear and reductionist. Rather it is a process of never losing sight of the big picture stressing coordination and integration of all components recognizing that the body is a self organizing organism.