To avoid pooling of blood in the muscles and to remove metabolic end-products (i.e., lactic acid and carbon dioxide), exercise should end gradually. The cool-down, or recovery period, is very important because it will determine how you feel several hours after your workout. A cool-down should use the same muscles just exercised, and should be done at a light pace for at least 5 minutes after your main workout. This may help prevent muscle cramps, stiffness, and preserve performance during subsequent exercise.
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Use the same methods the American Navy Seals use to get fit and become the elite enforcers in the world today! The Navy SEAL Physical Fitness Guide has been prepared for the SEAL community with several goals in mind. Our objective is to provide you, the operator, with information to help: Enhance the physical abilities required to perform Special Operations mission-related physical tasks Promote long-term cardiovascular health and physical fitness Prevent injuries and accelerate return to duty Maintain physical readiness under deployed or embarked environments.