Warm-Up: 500m Row, 20 Leg Swings
(3 Attempts post warm-up. Once you open up with an attempt, you may not drop below that weight if you fail.)
Finisher: 50 Sit-ups for time
Definition – The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement.
-Ahhh, yes. Coordination is a doozy of a skill. While we all don’t look like a freshly-birthed baby deer learning to walk in our everyday life, coordination (or lack thereof) is destined to make us look like a fool from time to time. Why do we lack coordination from task to task, how does this foe place its hand in our business from time to time? Whether the task is pouring a glass of water, drawing a picture, or snatching bodyweight all of these things depend on a degree of coordination.
-Practice makes perfect…or as the saying goes. It may not make perfect, but I think this is really the only way we can improve this skill. How do we practice? Breaking it down, understanding it, and practicing it in the most efficient way we can find. But there’s another problem, coordination in one task is not inclusive to every other task.
Great example: See me at Tataru’s Gymnastic Warehouse last Friday night on the Pommel Horse/Tumbling Floor/Uneven Bars/Everything else but rings
-In other words, the more I practice in different realms of physical tasks the more coordination I will develop. Take a bite of humble pie, and go do something you haven’t done before. It’s great to see an elite athlete doing something they’ve never done before. I loooove teaching my friends to rock climb, it’s usually hilarious (as I looked the same when I first started). Shooting guns, painting a house, and spot welding all develop better coordination in different domains that will lend itself to other tasks as well. So I will pose to you some food for thought: Who is the most coordinated professional athlete? Post to comments.