physical skills


We explain what and what physical capabilities are. In addition, the characteristics of coordinative and conditional skills.

physical skills
Skills such as strength, coordination and flexibility can be trained.

What are physical skills?

The physical capabilities of the human being are the set of elements that make up the physical condition and who intervene to a greater or lesser extent when it comes to putting our motor skills into practice. That is, they are the internal conditions that each organism has to perform physical activities, and that can be improved through training and preparation.

We refer to capabilities such as flexibility, strength, endurance, speed, balance, synchronization, among others.

Although an organism’s physical capabilities come from its genetics, much of your execution will have to do with practice and physical conditioningwhich is the general condition of preparation for physical exercise that a given organism has.

Thus, a person with a genetic tendency to low resistance could train and overcome the limitations they were born with, as their body responds to practice. Physical abilities are classified into two types: coordinative and conditional, which we will see separately below.

See also: Physical Education

Coordinating physical skills

It’s about those who They depend mainly on the central nervous system’s control over the musculature.since its execution depends on perceptive and analytical structures involved in the movement itself.

For this reason, its execution is conscious and repetition may simply lead to fixing the necessary movements exactly as desired. Examples of physical coordination skills are:

  • Balance
  • coordination
  • The rhythm
  • the orientation
  • The reaction
  • the adaptation

Conditional physical skills

On the other hand, conditional physical skills depend on the energy efficiency of metabolism, that is, the body’s ability to sustain the effort against the consumption of available energy, so that they do not imply conscious actions or conditioning, but rather certain passive capacities. Examples of these physical abilities are as follows:

  • The power
  • Resistance
  • Flexibility
  • The velocity
  • the dexterity

Continue with: Physical Fitness


  • “Physical education and physical abilities” in (Spain).
  • “Basic Physical Ability in Physical Education” at Training World.
  • “Human physical capacity” (video) in Follow in Motion.
  • “Coordinating and Conditional Capacity” in Physical Education (blog).

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