Knee Pain: "Why do I have knee pain while hiking?"

Now that it is getting nice outside, a lot of people are starting to go on hikes again!  Hiking is a great way to get outside and get

exercise while enjoying some much needed vitamin D after the winter season. You may notice that you're enjoying yourself on the way up but then you remember that[...]

Infused water recipes: What is all the hype?

Doctors always say to drink water and drink a bunch of it, 64 oz daily in fact! This makes sense because the human body is made up of over seventy percent water; therefore, drinking fluids to maintain and replenish water levels is vital for basic human functions. While you may be able to slurp[...]

Spring Sports: How to Avoid Injury As You Increase in Activity

As a continuation of Greg Roskopf's published work, here is a piece about preparing the body for an increase in activity levels...

"It’s that time of the year in the Rockies. The weather is getting nice and spring sports are swinging back into action. Athletes indulge themselves in various[...]

How to Ask for Testimonials

We decided to talk business this week and share simple ideas on how to utilize simple tools to help grow your brand awareness and business services. We chose to build a simple guide for how to ask for a review from customers in an effort to help generate even more happy clients!

We get it,[...]

How to Integrate MAT® Into Personal Training

Before diving into the details about integrating MAT® into personal training, let's go back and recap the MAT® thought process and the practical application of Muscle Activation Techniques®.  MAT® teaches that bilateral assessments related to a clients range of motion will help to identify[...]

What are the best personal trainer tools.... the one's that work!

Yes, the simple answer to the question of "what are the best personal trainer tools" is "the ones that work" for their personal training clients! This universal truth speaks to the fact that clients want and need to get results.  There are countless ways for clients and personal trainers to[...]

5 Things to Know Going into the MAT® Specialist Program

So you signed up for the MAT® Specialist Program and the first weekend is drawing near. This may feel a bit like getting ready for your first day of school freshman year. However, there is no need to worry. We’ve compiled a list of question and answers for first time MAT® students such as[...]

The Athlete's Edge: Advancements in Sports Performance Training

This week... we take a look back to share some insightful thoughts that MAT® Founder Greg Roskopf penned as a contributing author to variety of sports and physical fitness publications over the past decade. Our newest installment of Greg's articles highlights the impacts on "The Athlete's[...]

IFBB Pro Ben Pakulski Utilizes Muscle Activation Techniques®

Ben Pakulski, one of the world's most well-known IFBB body builders, has been coming to MAT® Headquarters to see founder, Greg Roskopf, for over 3 years. They have worked together through aches, pains, injuries, and breakthroughs. They are a pair that share a passion for muscular development and[...]

Muscle Tightness: What Exactly is Going on Here?

Muscle Tightness. This is a concept that we are probably all familiar with. However, at Muscle Activation Techniques®, we look at it differently than many other modalities. Muscle tightness within the MAT® thought process is a form of protection, not a form of inhibition. We see tightness as a[...]

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