Using the body correctly offers the maximum efficiency. Correct use of joint angles and body alignment - allowing for best muscle flexation is a subject that is neglected in most sports training regimes.
I call this important subject ‘Body Dynamics’. It is all about angles (vectors) symmetry, alignment. It is almost geometry in action. How to use the hips, legs, core strength, plyometrics and flexibility (gained through stretching) etc. to a dynamic synergy. All the elements working together to create an end result that is greater than its constituent parts.
Understanding the type of joints and how the muscle works in relation to that joint and the skeletal structure. Knowing which are the most powerful muscle sets and how they can be fired efficiently is of primary importance.
To know weak areas is as important as knowing the strong areas. The heart can pump much more efficiently if it is not under undue strain. This helps the athlete to last longer and perform better. It increases the stamina via knowledge rather than by shear physical effort.
In some instances, various stances and postures can be improved by up to 300% in terms of their forward power. Students need to understand how their bodies produce the most power and efficiency. The best way to do this is not through some dry intellectual discussion or by reading an article but by actual demonstrations of the improvement with a partner.
There are a range of Body Dynamic positions that give a knowledgeable athlete a distinct advantage.
In the Martial Arts it can be the difference between life and death, so proper use of Body Dynamics is vital.
All sports can benefit from this system and once understood it needs to be incorporated at every level of the students progress.