Body feeling tweaked from shoveling snow? These exercise tips may help!

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 whose body might be feeling a little bit tweaked from shoveling snow. What things do you need to keep in mind with your exercise, and what things do you need to make sure to do in the gym, to help with your body that might be a little bit tweaked right now?

1) Don’t Avoid Weight Training

Exercise Tip Number One If Your Body Feels Tweaked:  Don’t avoid weight training. Weight training is an important and potent way to get your body back to par.  You might not think of weight training as a way to do this because the way you typically see weight training being done in the gym is by throwing weights around.  Slow your movements down and use weight training to re-engage muscles that have been stressed out.

Action Step:  Looking for some guidance on what to do in the gym?  We can help! Click here to book a free call with us to learn more about our Virtual Membership Program!

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2) Respect Your Body’s Current ROM

Exercise Tip Number Two If Your Body Feels Tweaked:  Respect your body’s current range of motion. A lot times, when your body feels tweaked, it can feel like it tightens up or gets achy.  This can make you feel like you want to force motion through your shoulders, hips, or trunk by doing things like stretching. But, we encourage you to be respectful of what your body can do right now from a motion standpoint and don’t try to move it farther than what it is capable of.

Action Step:  Looking for a guide to help determine where you may have some motion issues?  Download our free 5-Minute Mobility Check here!

Related: Snow shoveling have your body out of whack? MAT® can help!

3) Find Your Local MAT® Specialist

Exercise Tip Number Three If Your Body Feels Tweaked:  Find your local Muscle Activation Techniques® (MAT®) specialist.  Often times, when you shovel snow you are using muscles that you may not use frequently.  Using these muscles in a repetitive manner can stress them out and cause them to not work well or become inhibited.  Your body’s response to this is to tighten up, which does not feel good. In order to get your body back to par, you need to find the muscles that have been overworked and stressed out from the snow shoveling.  This will help your body relax and allow you to get back to your normal activities.

Action Step:  Interested in learning more about MAT® to see if it is right for you?  Download our free eBook here! You can also find a certified MAT® specialist in your area here!

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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.

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