If you want to improve your movement patterns to support better performance in a sport, or greater comfort in your body, you need to improve your coordination.

Coordination is why some people make movement look easy, graceful and effective, while others make it look awkward, difficult and painful.

Coordination basically means firing the right muscle fibers at the right time for a given physical task. Concepts like stability, mobility and balance are essentially just different aspects of coordination. Further, strength, flexibility, power and even endurance cannot be expressed to their full potential without coordination. Therefore, optimizing coordination should be one of your primary goals in regard to improving physical function. Here are some of the many articles on this site discussing the nature of coordination, the science of how the nervous system creates it, and the best techniques to develop it.

How Slow Movement Builds Coordination

The Importance of Play for Motor Learning

Movement Variability and Resourcefulness

Play, Variability and Motor Learning

Developmental Movements, Parts One, Two and Three

Power at the End Range

Basics of Coordination, Part One

Basics of Coordination Part Two: Efficiency

Reversibility Part One

Reversibility Part Two

Making the Hard Easy and the Easy Elegant

The Body Maps

The Brain is for Movement

The Brain is for Movement Part Two

The Feldenkrais Method

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