Tampa, FL (Feb. 24, 2016) – Professional athletes to people who simply want to maintain consistent, effective, injury-free workout programs for personal health are discovering the benefits of Muscle Activation Training™ (MAT™).
MAT™ is designed to detect muscle weaknesses before injuries occur and improve overall muscular strength and balance to better protect joints. It can also assist with an individual’s rehabilitation process so that they recover from injuries faster or find relief from chronic pain and injury.
The popularity of this research- and exercise-based process is available at three Tampa Bay Fitness-Tek (http://fitness-tek.com) locations. Kevin Votta, Fitness-Tek owner, invites health professionals interested in this non-invasive approach to the assessment and correction of muscular imbalances, joint instability and limited range of motion to learn how they can incorporate MAT™ into their fitness offerings. Group and individual certification training will be available at his Odessa facility in April, May and June.
“This is a one-of-a-kind muscle assessment program that provides safe and sustainable results,” said Votta, a master level MAT™ specialist. “MAT™ is designed to balance the muscular systems of people of all ages and ‘jumpstart‘ their muscles to function with maximum efficiency.”
Greg Roskopf, the founder and developer of MAT™, is a former collegiate strength coach who has worked with professional sports teams to help athletes to regain muscular balance and help weak or injured muscles to increase functionality while increasing range-of-motion and strength.
Reigning Super Bowl Champions Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has been a long-time beneficiary of this technique. He started working with Roskopf during the football player’s days with the Indianapolis Colts. When Manning joined Denver, the move relocated him to the same city housing Roskopf’s headquarters.
In an interview with Peter King for Sports Illustrated Magazine (Nov. 5, 2012), Manning discussed how he started working with Roskopf’s company while with the Colts.
“ … (Peyton) would pay every week to fly in Greg Roskopf, a Denver-based specialist in cutting-edge Muscle Activation Techniques—finding muscles that have been traumatized or strained and strengthening other muscles to compensate—who had become popular with veterans such as former Broncos safety John Lynch, a friend of Manning’s.
“There were weeks my arm was dead, and [Roskopf] was instrumental in rebooting my body,” says Lynch. (Later, Lynch would be influential in getting Manning to sign with Denver, reminding the QB “what a tremendous luxury” it would be to play where Roskopf was located.)”
“No other modality out there today allows professionals of different backgrounds within an organization to speak a common language when it come to their players’ well-being. This training has been used in various settings within the professional sports arena and consistently has shown to improve performance and greatly decrease injury” Votta added.
The following steps are used to evaluate an individual’s ability to produce efficient muscle contractions and detect which weak muscles are causing the diminished range of movement, decreased physical performance, pain or loss of physical capabilities.
- Determine whether or not the brain is properly signaling muscles to contract when necessary
- Identify which muscles are not receiving neural input by performing range of motion tests
- Improve the stability of joints by reactivating muscles and their ability to contract on demand
- Provide checks and balances to ensure that any time mobility is increased, there is appropriate input, and therefore contraction, during the motion
A MAT™ Jumpstart program is scheduled to be held at the Fitness-Tek at 8721 Gunn Highway in Odessa. The Lower Body Module is April 2-10, Upper Body Module May 7-8 and Trunk & Spine Module June 4-5.
Registration is limited. For information call 813-406-0827 or visit MuscleActivation.com/event.