Welcome back to this week’s edition of 2-Minute Tuesdays where we are talking about one exercise topic for two minutes and giving you three reasons why you should follow our advice.  Now this week, we are talking to those of you who have experienced Muscle Activation Techniques® (MAT®) and all the awesome muscle-related benefits of MAT®, but you are sitting there wondering, “Huh… how come my joints feel so good after getting MAT®?”.  Here are three proposed reasons why.

1) Muscles Help Your Joints Move Better

Reason Number One Why MAT® Can Help Your Joints Feel Good: muscles help your joints move better.  When your joints are moving better, your joints are also healthier. So, by getting your muscles moving your joints better, your joints will be healthier and feel healthier.

Action Step:  Want to know where your joints aren’t moving that well?  Download our free “5-Minute Mobility Check” to get an overview where your joints and muscles need some work.

Related:  3 Reasons Why You Should Check Out MAT®

2) Muscles Help To Stabilize Your Joints

Reason Number Two Why MAT® Can Help Your Joints Feel Good: muscles help to stabilize your joints.  Any kind of excess sliding or weird shifting that you experience in your joints, when your muscles are working better, your joints can become more stable and reduce the sliding and shifting you may be feeling.

Action Step:  Have some joints that are feeling unstable?  Connect with a certified MAT® practitioner in your area here!

Related:  Achy joints and muscles? Here are 3 exercise tips.

3) Your Joints Can Tolerate Forces Better

Reason Number Three Why MAT® Can Help Your Joints Feel Good: when your muscles are working better, your joints are better-able to tolerate all of the forces that go through them.  All of the time, every day, when you are moving your body, your joints and muscles are having to handle forces from gravity, from picking up stuff, and from moving your body. When your muscles are working better, they will help the joints handle the stress of everyday life.

Action Step:  Looking for a new way to workout that improves your muscles function?  Enroll in our Virtual Membership Program by the end of 2018 to receive 50% off your first month!

Team MAS

Muscle Activation Schaumburg is an exercise facility located in Schaumburg, IL with a goal to help you keep your health for as long as possible. We know that it is your health that allows you to do the things you love in life. This is why we promote a lifestyle that includes exercise, rather than exercise that is a burden to your life. Muscle Activation Schaumburg provides Muscle Activation Techniques® (MAT®) and personal training services to its clients. We use MAT® and exercise to increase the function of your body. A well-functioning body is what allows you to stay healthy and do the things you love. We value helping the members of our community of Schaumburg as well as surrounding communities of the Northwest Suburbs improve their health.