"I got no balance or co-ordination". This is a statement most clients make when I first test their ability to move. A few sessions later they are achieving things they never even entertained the thought of. Once you start you won't want to stop. Movement can become addictive.
How is it possible to achieve things you have never achieved before? One word, proprioception. A lack of it and your a clumsy elephant or an inefficient weekend warrior.
Being a fitness professional I dive into many deep water topics such as strength training, nutrition, rehab, lifestyle coaching, fat loss but strength training or movement strength training as I prefer to call it gives me the most satisfaction because you know where you stand with it! Waaheeyyyy see what I did there (tumbleweed moment).
Back on point proprioception is all about sensing movement which helps you know your position in space, in return reducing your injury risks and boosting your ability to be physically more
Be it pick up a drink, stop yourself from slipping to the floor when walking into a puddle or hitting the winning shot to retain the ashes. Proprioception makes all possible.
The thing I love most about proprioception is it keeps me safe and helps to enjoy playing sports at fun creative level!
We all have different proprioceptive abilities. The more variety of movement you give yourself the higher your ability to be a master of proprioception. Proprioception simply improves with regular daily movement challenges. Do something new and be full of beans.
The worlds your oyster ;-)
Rehabilitation & Movement Specialist
Strength & Conditioning Coach