There has always been great confusion about coordination, either in the definition of the term or in the execution of training. Each time a new concept is introduced or any part of the previously studied protocol is changed, a new name is attributed to it. These variations are very important when they really bring something new that allows us to move forward. That’s why in science, the serious study of physical exercise corresponds to this area, we talk about people who disguise reality or people who bring something new.
Especially this happens when you study something multifactorial. There are so many factors involved in coordination that you can always make nuances. From all this come great confusion. In short, the best thing you can do is to pay attention to someone who has a good background and experience that, at least, knows and knows how to discern what is important to attend and what not, for example, in training the coordination. What is and why train your coordination? How many subtypes of coordination can we find? Do you need to work them all?
There are many authors who speak of coordination in groups such as Motor Skills, Motor-Perceptual Qualities, Basic Physical Qualities, Perceptual-Kinetic Qualities, Motor Skills, Motor Qualities, etc. And I stop because we would never end.
What are each of them, where coordination is included and what subtypes are there?
Basic Physical Qualities (CFB)
It is the set of skills that are part of the general physical condition of any person who exercises for health or for the initial preparation of an athlete. They occur when there is movement, when a person moves. They are measurable and can be improved with physical exercise. They are strength, endurance, speed and flexibility. The work of these qualities will allow us to improve health if we do it within the healthy margins.
An absurd but understandable example if you are not a professional athlete and your goal is health. Running a marathon every month is not a good endurance job. It is not healthy. On the other hand, running 10km two days a week combining it with other physical activities on other days is a good job of the resistance. In the end, if you do not make a living with professional sports, your goal should be to carry out the activities of your daily life with health and energy and without pain or excessive fatigue.