Coordination

The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement.

Coordination is not something you're born with. It's definitely a learned skill and that means that anyone can develop coordination. Each movement pattern we teach has a level of coordination involved some are easier to learn than others but none are completely out of reach.

We often combine these motor patterns into more complex movements like the Snatch or Clean and Jerk. By working through these movements slowly we can teach the body in which order to fire the muscles and move the joints. Then we can gradually increase the speed of the movements until they are being performed at full speed.

The adaptation for coordination is mostly neurological. This means it's all in your mind. Your brain has control over when and how your body moves it just may not be familiar with moving your body in that way at the desired speed just now.

It doesn't take long to see improvement in coordination. We commonly see people struggle with a new movement the first time they are exposed to it but perform much better the second time we ask them to work on that particular motor pattern.

##Coordination in Sports
While we help people develop a high level of general physical preparedness there are sport specific motor patterns that may be beneficial for you to learn and practice so that you can excel at a specific sporting event.

We suggest learning the basic motor patterns for good and efficient human movement and then challenge yourself with increased speed and sport specific variations.

Now go move better.