• How To Use Mueller Kinesiology Tape: Knee pain and Patellar Tracking
    How To Use Mueller Kinesiology Tape: Knee pain and Patellar Tracking

    Our latest edition of Mueller Wellness features 2 videos, in which Joel Luedke discusses some ways to use Mueller Kinesiology Tape to help with knee pain and also discusses patellar tracking.

     

    In the first video, Joel discusses a quick and simple approach to try for muscle pain around and above the knee.

  • How Elbow Sleeves and Braces Can Help with Your Workout and Beyond
    How Elbow Sleeves and Braces Can Help with Your Workout and Beyond

    Most of us tend to take our elbows for granted unless we injure them, but the elbow represents an essential and somewhat complicated part of the human anatomy.

    Technically a joint, the elbows composition consists of three bones supported by ligaments. The bones of the elbow include the following:

    • The humerus bone extends in length from the shoulder.

    • The radius stretches from the forearm to the thumb.

    • The Ulna makes up the part of the elbow from the pinkie finger to the inside of the wrist.

     

    Causes of elbow pain and injuries:

    We use our elbows many times throughout the day, often without a second thought. Some of the

  • Nutrition for Weight Training: Diet and Increasing Muscle Mass
    Nutrition for Weight Training: Diet and Increasing Muscle Mass

    Strength training can be a fantastic addition to your fitness routine and is something you can do at home as well as in a health club or recreation center. While a formal weight-room, equipped with a wide variety of dumbbells, barbells, kettlebells and circuit-training machines is awesome, we can also accomplish a lot with just a few pieces of equipment.

    Whether you're at home or at the gym, paying attention to your diet will help you maximize the benefit of your weight training. Proper nutrition sets your body up for performing well during a workout, and optimizing new muscle synthesis in the recovery period.   

    While the science behind such nutritional strategies can be complex, the basic principles, which we'll lay out for you here, are pretty simple. The two things to pay attention to are:

    1. What you

  • Nutrition at Home: How to Substitute for Healthier Recipes
    Nutrition at Home: How to Substitute for Healthier Recipes

    Cooking at home is all about balancing your pantry, your ability, and your body's nutrition. For athletes and active professionals who rely on a healthy body, nutrition is very important. Part of that is deciding what's in your pantry and, therefore, what you will cook with and consume. One of the best ways to casually improve your daily nutrition is to make smart substitution choices in your favorite (or new experimental) recipes.

    Substitutions take out the more traditional but calorie-packed ingredients and replace them with equally functional, delicious, and healthier alternate ingredients. For example, there are a lot of ways to substitute butter in a recipe. You may have heard about coconut oil or avocado or banana or apple sauce, depending on the flavor profile and texture of the recipe.

    But how do you substitute on the fly? That's what

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