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 feeling a little bit sore from your workouts. One thing you can add in is Muscle Activation Techniques®. Here are three reasons why MAT® will help your soreness.

1) Faster Recovery for Overused Muscles. 

Reason #1 Muscle Activation Techniques® helps with workout soreness is that it helps overused muscles recover faster.  Often times soreness and achiness after a workout can come from certain muscles getting over used. MAT® can help get overused muscles back to their normal state faster.

Action Step:  Learn more about MAT® with our free eBook here!

Related: Are you a candidate for MAT®? Answer these three questions to find out!

2) Re-engages Underactive Muscles

Reason #2 Muscle Activation Techniques® helps with workout soreness is that it is designed to find the muscles that are not working well and re-engages them.  A lot of times when you feel achy and sore, you are feeling the muscles that had to do too much. By getting the muscles that are not working well to work better, it can relieve the burden on the muscles that are having to do too much.

Action Step:  Listen to our podcast on the early warning signs that your body needs MAT® here!

Related: E82 – What is the difference between MAT® and stretching?

3) More Prepared Muscle

Reason #3 Muscle Activation Techniques® helps with workout soreness is that is helps your muscles get more prepared for upcoming workouts.  When you enter a workout with higher functioning muscle you are less likely to be ashy and sore after. This will allow you to train harder and get more and more benefits from exercise.

Action Step:  Find a certified MAT® practitioner in your area 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.