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Coast Guard Athleticism Program


Operational life is very demanding, both physically and mentally. The repetitive mechanics and constant pounding your body endures day in and day out can take its toll. If you do not allow your body to properly recover, you increase your injury potential and, eventually, you could find yourself with nagging aches and pains that eventually lead to injury. Fortunately, there are strategies you can implement to help your body recover, a process we refer to as regeneration. It's important to realize that the things you do at rest are just as important as the work you perform. If you focus on having high-quality rest and regeneration, you'll be able to get more return on investment from every step of your training. Regeneration activities will relieve your body of aches and pains, decrease inflammation and improve tissue quality. Within the Regeneration training component, we will focus on increasing your flexibility, ensuring your body is balanced, and isolating and relieving built-up tension within your muscles.

Last Modified 1/12/2016