Check out this great testimonial from CrossFit competitor Celeste Jenkins!  Celeste describes her experience with Muscle Activation Techniques® (MAT®) and the MATRx® process with Charlie at Muscle Activation Schaumburg.

“My name is Celeste.  I’ve been doing CrossFit for about five years and I enjoy it very much.  It’s my passion.  Over the years, my muscles don’t work as well as they should, so I have come to MAT® on and off for the last year and a half or so.  What I have noticed is that some of my weaker muscles are being compensated for and I am not able to do the lifts [in CrossFit] as I’d like to.  I’ve noticed that some of my muscles may be compensating for other muscles because of lack of strength in other parts of my body.

“[Before my CrossFit competition] I decided to come back to MAT®.  I have been back a few times [in the recent weeks] to have Charlie take a look at my muscle structure and body to help determine where the weaknesses are, work on those weaknesses so my other muscles aren’t compensating for those weaknesses, and make me stronger.

“I would say that if you are considering it, or not sure, or really don’t know what MAT® is about, I would say to come in and sit with Charlie.  Get an idea of what your weaknesses are and what you need to work on and come up with a plan with Charlie.  You won’t be disappointed.  I feel great.

“It will be an experience like something you’ve never done before.  When you are done with your session, you will get up and you won’t really be able to explain how you feel, but it feels like you are walking on air a little bit.  Things will be moving differently.  Muscles that you don’t normally use when you are walking or whatever it is, you are going to feel just a total difference in your body and how your body works.”

Related:  Testimonial – Justin Ehrhardt – Head Trainer at CrossFit Rise

Charlie Cates

Charlie Cates is the leading consultant to high-level professional, college, & high school basketball players in the Chicagoland area for injury prevention, recovery, & muscle performance. As a certified Muscle Activation Techniques® MATRx practitioner & former college basketball player, he uses his personal experience & understanding of the game & player demands to create customized exercise options for his clients to recover faster & perform their best. He is certified in the highest levels of MAT®, including MATRx, MATRx Stim, and MAT® Athlete. Follow him on Instagram @CharlieCates!