E19 – 3 Ways MAT® Helps Improve Your Workouts

This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie discuss three ways that Muscle Activation Techniques®, or MAT®, can help improve your workouts.  If you have not heard of MAT® before, definitely check out our earlier episodes to learn about what MAT® is and how it can benefit you. In this episode, we … Continued

Why Your Body Proportions Matter

A couple weeks back I published a post on the structural variations that can be seen between people and how these variations influence the ability of the joints to move.  I discussed how certain sports have requirements that need to be met from a joint motion perspective, and that how sometimes those requirements exceed what … Continued

Preparing for golf season? Check out these exercise tips!

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’re talking to those of you who are preparing for golf season. The links are opening up and you are ready … Continued

Injury Risk – Three things you can do to decrease this

When the topic of “how to decrease injury” is discussed, oftentimes ideas such as stretching, joint mobility, and core training come up.  While these are all fine and well, an idea this is often not thrown around is that of improving how well your muscles function.  However, improving this aspect of your health could be … Continued

The Most Commonly Skipped Form of Exercise

When you think of exercise, what is the first thought that comes to mind?  It may be a specific activity, such as running or lifting weights.  It may be a physical feeling, like fatigue, soreness, or strength.  It may be a goal, such as weight loss or completing a marathon.  It may be an emotion, … Continued

E4 – Q&A #1

This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie are answering listener-submitted questions!  This is the first Q&A episode for the podcast, and the Muscle Activation Schaumburg team will be discussing topics such as: How can we explain what MAT® is in simple terms? What workout advice do you have for people over … Continued

3 Ways MAT® Helps Maintain Your Health and Function

When clients come to us for Muscle Activation Techniques®, they typically fall into one of three categories.  The first group is what we call the Progressors, which is made up of clients who have a health, function, or fitness goal that we get to help progress them towards. Another group is call the Optimizers.  These … Continued

MAT® Posts: 2016-2017

At Muscle Activation Schaumburg, one of our specialties is Muscle Activation Techniques® (MAT®).  However, we find that many people are unfamiliar with MAT®, so we started writing about it.  A lot.  Since 2016 we have written 35 blogs on the subject of MAT® and why it is important.  Check them all out below! 2016 Muscle … Continued