E318 – How To Efficiently Loosen Your Tight Hamstrings

Get Started With Muscle Activation Techniques® To Help Your Muscles Stay Loose & Strong: http://vagaro.com/muscleactivationschaumburg/services Are your hamstrings tight? Tight hamstrings are one of the most common complaints we hear about from prospective clients, and while there are many options out there to help loosen the hamstrings, most ways of resolving the tightness only create short-term changes. So what can you do about this? Are you destined to have to constantly stretch and roll your Read more…

The Two Things Your Joints Need To Be Healthy

Did you know there are two things your joints need in order to stay healthy? It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about your ankles, knees, hips, spine, shoulders, or all of the little joints in your feet, hands, fingers, and toes. They all need two things in order to remain healthy. See, within your joints is a special tissue called hyaline cartilage. This tissue is super low-friction, allowing your joints to move smoothly, and also Read more…

Osteoporosis & Exercise – What Your Bones Need To Be Strong

Ladies–if you want to build stronger bones, you need to make sure you are adding force to your body throughout your day. Unfortunately, most women remove force from their life as they get older, accelerating bone loss and muscle weakness. This is what I discussed in Part 1 of this series, which you can read here. So how can you add force back into your day and your workouts to not only strengthen your muscles Read more…

E317 – How Do Muscles Influence Joints?

Get Started With Muscle Activation Techniques® To Help Your Joints Stay Healthy & Strong: www.vagaro.com/muscleactivationschaumburg/services There is one part of your body that will help your joints stay healthy, strong, mobile, and injury-free, and it is not the joints themselves… Your muscles! While many people are under the belief that a joint symptom means there is a joint issue and needs to be a joint solution, our experience has shown us that this is not Read more…

Basketball Players – Why You Need Your Muscles Functioning Optimally

Basketball Players–how often do you work on improving the function of your muscles? The answer from post players is, “Never.” You work on your skills. You work on your conditioning. You work on your strength and athleticism. But you likely never work on improving the thing that is the driver behind all of that–the function of your muscles. Your muscle function influences so much about your game. It influences how strong you are; how mobile Read more…

The Most Effective Way To Strengthen Your Feet

Did you know that there are 50 muscles that help to control each of your feet? With 100 muscles between your right foot and left foot, that is nearly 20% of your body’s muscles dedicated to making sure your feet are moving and functioning correctly. But how often do you strengthen those muscles? While squats, pushups, rows, and planks can all be great exercises for strengthening the rest of your body, the muscles of the Read more…

E316 – What To Do If Walking Is Bothering Your Hips & Back

Learn How Muscle Activation Techniques® Can Help You Feel Stronger Than Ever: http://services.matschaumburg.com Walking is one of the most convenient ways to stay physically active throughout the day, but what if it isn’t agreeing with your body? Even though there can be a ton of health benefits from walking regularly, if it is causing your feet, knees, hips, or back to flare up, it is not going to be sustainable. If this is happening to Read more…

Cardio Workouts – When To Do Them To Be Healthy

How often do you do cardio? While the majority of our content emphasizes the importance of resistance training, you should not neglect doing cardio. Not only can cardio exercise be extremely beneficial for your heart, but your brain, disease-prevention systems, and joints can all get healthier through cardio, as well. So when should you try to work in cardio throughout your day? Here are a few things to consider: – Morning: Doing cardio in the Read more…

Osteoporosis & Exercise – How To Strengthen Your Bones With Your Workouts

Ladies–if you are over the age of 50, the thought of developing osteoporosis has likely crossed your mind at some point. You may have friends who developed osteoporosis, or perhaps somebody in your family has been diagnosed with osteopenia. Strengthening bones and keeping bones strong is a big concern for many women, so if you find this to be true for you, I want you to know you are not alone. I also want you Read more…

E315 – Is Being Mindful While You Workout The Key To Feeling Happier In 2024?

One of the most consistent recommendations we give is to be mindful of what you are focusing on while you exercise. We have had a number of conversations about how this will positively impact your physical health, but what about your mental health? Is being mindful while you exercise a key component to building your mental health and wellbeing with your workouts? On this week’s episode of the Exercise Is Health® podcast, that is exactly Read more…