Skip Navigation


Security Levels

Health, Safety & Work-Life Directorate banner

Office of Work-Life Programs (CG-111) -
Coast Guard Athleticism Program

Muscle Activation

Muscle Activation Techniques is a specific and unique process for evaluating an individual’s ability to develop efficient muscle contraction(s).  Human movement and exercise are fundamental to human health and that muscle’s health (demonstrated by it’s ability to contract efficiently) is important for normal movement.  Any loss of muscle(s) contraction efficiency may be demonstrated as a loss of motion and decreased physical performance, which may lead to subjective complaints and/or the loss of physical capabilities.

When a muscle is too weak to stabilize a joint, the brain tells other muscles around that joint to tighten up in order to keep that joint safe. Problem is, not all muscles get the memo. When your brain only sends signals to some muscles, those areas work overtime, while other areas do very little work at all.

2in Runs Fast Arms Seated
Battle Ropes Mini-band Exercises
Download Plug-Ins: Some of the links on this page require a plug-in to view them. Links to the plug-ins are available below.
Click Here to Download Windows Media Player Windows Media Player
Last Modified 1/12/2016