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 are going to be trying out for Santa’s reindeer team. What things do you need to do with your workouts over the next 12 months to optimize your performance and make sure you can help the big guy deliver the presents next Christmas?

1) Make Sure Your Muscles Are Working With MAT®

Tip Number One If You Are Trying Out For Santa’s Reindeer Team – You are going to want to make sure all of your muscles are working well, so find a trusted Muscle Activation Techniques® specialist that you can go to.  MAT® is designed to find muscles that are not helping you when you are trying to exert yourself or perform. MAT® will help you activate those muscles and use all available muscles.

Action Step:  Find a certified MAT® specialist in your area here!  Want to learn more about MAT®. Download our free 20-page eBook here!

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2) Do At Least 2 Days/Week of Resistance Training

Tip Number Two If You Are Trying Out For Santa’s Reindeer Team – Get at least two days of resistance training in each week.  Pulling the sled and moving around the gifts is a lot of work, so you have to make sure that not only are your muscles turned on, but they are strong and can handle the workload as well.  Getting at least two days of resistance training in each week will do wonders to help you make the Reindeer Team.

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3) Get Adequate Rest Between Your Workouts

Tip Number Three If You Are Trying Out For Santa’s Reindeer Team – Make sure you get adequate rest and recovery between your workout bouts.  When you exercise, you exercise for the results, which happen when you are resting and recovering. So, between your workouts, make sure you have 24 to 48 hours of rest time so your body can recover and get the results you desire.

Action Step:  Want to learn how how we view personal training and exercise at Muscle Activation Schaumburg?  Download our free eBook here!

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.