• Mueller Wellness With Joel Luedke and Austin Fitzpatrick
    Mueller Wellness With  Joel Luedke and Austin Fitzpatrick

    In this edition of Mueller Wellness, Athletic Trainer Joel Luedke discusses some more total body stretches with Austin Fitzpatrick.

    The stretches include...

  • Mueller Wellness With Athletic Trainer Joel Luedke Part 1
    Mueller Wellness With Athletic Trainer Joel Luedke Part 1

    Meet Joel Luedke, who is an Assistant Athletic Trainer at UW-Lacrosse and a host of Athletic Training Chat. He is here to talk about wellness tips that are quick,

  • Megan's Favorite Mueller Products
    Megan's Favorite Mueller Products

     

    My Favorite Mueller Products

     

    I wanted to share a few Mueller Sports Medicine Products that I have used over the years and just

  • At-Home Chest and Back Workout with Chase
    At-Home Chest and Back Workout with Chase

    Hey Mueller Sports Medicine Family, hope everyone is staying safe and healthy!

    For my vlog this week, I wanted to give you some insight as to what I do for

  • How to Accelerate Muscle Recovery After a Tough Workout or Game
    How to Accelerate Muscle Recovery After a Tough Workout or Game

    After a tough workout or an incredible game in which you've given it your all, you may definitely find yourself feeling the effects of all the effort you've put in. Whether you're a weekend warrior or an athlete, that doesn't mean you have the luxury of waiting around for your energy levels to come up and that soreness to dissipate. Not only do you not want to spend the next day hobbling around, you've got training to get back to! Hoping to improve your recovery? Try some of these key strategies. 

    1. Start hydrating as soon after your workout as possible.

    Hydration is critical to both your athletic performance and your recovery. Don't put off that important element of your recovery! Drink plenty of water, both immediately after your workout or game and in the hours and days that follow.

  • The Mueller Sports Medicine Vlog Series: Meet Chase
    The Mueller Sports Medicine Vlog Series: Meet Chase

    Hey Mueller Sports Medicine Family!

    My name is Chase Hellenbrand and am a Web Content Specialist at Mueller Sports. Today marks the start of a new chapter here

  • Using Off-Season Training Effectively
    Using Off-Season Training Effectively

    "Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard." ~ Kevin Durant

    Sports requires more than talent, it requires focused hard work and the kind of motivation that continually sets the bar of self-improvement higher.

    Athletes and aspiring athletes learn early to value their time during the off-season and use it effectively to build strength and flexibility as well as to restore mental and physical balance.

    Athletes whose job it is to remain in top form mentally and physically can teach the rest of us a great deal not just about maintaining but improving fitness in our lives. This includes knowing what to do in the off-season, whether that's for a competitive sport or during a time of year that makes it hard to enjoy our favorite recreational activities.

    What is off-season training?

  • Simple Yoga Poses To Strengthen Your Ankles
    Simple Yoga Poses To Strengthen Your Ankles

    Simple Yoga Poses To Strengthen Your Ankles

    Common Ankle Injuries

    Ankle injuries are quite common, and can result in acute or chronic pain, stiffness, swelling and/or misalignments within the joint.

    Rolling your ankle—say when playing basketball, or stepping off of a slippery curb, or hiking through rugged terrain—can stretch and/or tear one or more of the ankle's ligaments, resulting in an ankle sprain.

    More severe than a sprain is a fracture of one of the bones of the ankle: e.g. the tibia, fibula, or talus. A broken ankle—whether it's a simple or a compound fracture—can be the result of an auto or household accident, or a high-impact collision in a sporting event.

    But the muscles, tendons and bones in the ankle can also become inflamed or injured simply as the result of overuse—the repetitive movements and impac

  • The Best Knee Strengthening Exercises to Relieve Pain

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    Being weak in the knees might be a common cliche for those moments that take our breath away, but having weak knees is not a recommendation for anyone looking to live a healthy lifestyle. Knee pain can be debilitating and having weak muscles around the knees can exacerbate that pain. That pain can be managed with a series of exercises.


     

     

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  • Marathon Training : How to Increase Your Speed and Avoid Trouble

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    Thousands of people every year come together to run in local marathons. Some walk, some run. Some do it for a cause, some for fitness, and some for the pure love of marathons. We participate in marathons for different reasons. We each have our own motivations and our methods to prepare for the serious effort. But when it comes to running over 20 miles in a single day, we all share the same common problems.


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  • How to Find the Right Knee Brace to Relieve Your Knee Pain

    How to Find the Right Knee Brace to Relieve Your Knee Pain

    Knees are one of the most hard-working joints in the body. Not only are they an essential part of movement and exercising, they also support nearly all of your body weight every time you stand and walk. Knees do a lot more work than most of us realize, which is why it's so hard to leave them alone when recovering from an injury, a surgery, or to rest your knees from an ongoing strain. You can put your wrist in a brace, prop your arm in a sling, but you need your knees to get around just to do basic things like getting dressed, making

  • 8 Restorative Yoga Poses For Knee Pain

    8 Restorative Yoga Poses For Knee Pain

    If you're experiencing knee pain, you're not alone. Millions of people suffer from chronic or acute knee pain—or have at some point in their past. Along with being uncomfortable, knee pain restricts movement, reduces strength, and compromises muscle control. In other words, it impacts more than just the knee joint itself. Knee pain can create a domino-effect of structural and soft-tissue problems that may compromise your ability to complete daily chores, and participate fully in the activities that you love.


  • Common Golf Injuries and How to Manage Them

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    Golf is ranked as one of the top ten participation sports in the world. If you love to play golf, then you're in good company. Approximately 60 million people enjoy this relaxing yet challenging sport that has its roots in ancient times.

    Golf Health Benefits

    Since golf became such a popular pastime in the U.S., people have delighted in the game. Harvard Medical School claims that golfing is a healthy and safe exercise for the heart, and people of all ages may enjoy the sport with minimal risk to the heart. Even though golfing may not seem as rigorous as some sports such as football or baseball, it still provides plenty of health

  • How to Crush Your Training in 2019
    How to Crush Your Training in 2019

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    The beginning of 2019 is the perfect opportunity to set new goals and start fresh. Whether you fell off the wagon over the holidays or you're hoping to improve your diet and exercise routine for the first time, the beginning of a new year is the perfect time for a brand new start. For many people--new fitness enthusiasts and athletes alike--those "fresh starts" will disappear in a matter of weeks. As many as 80% of New Year's resolutions fail by February. Do you really want to do something different this year to revitalize your fitness strategy and experience increased levels of success? Try some of these tips to crush your training for the New Year. 

  • Health Benefits of Pickleball for Aging Adults
    Health Benefits of Pickleball for Aging Adults

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    Keeping fit is an important part of a daily routine. Whether you do your exercise all at one time or try to fit in ten or twenty minutes here and there, it adds up. You probably feel awesome knowing you are maintaining that grueling exercise regimen. Although self-esteem and confidence are skyrocketing through the roof because you are sticking with your exercise goals, you may not realize just how great this is for your body and mind. Everyone knows exercise is good for you, but what exactly does it do for you? Let's dive into this more plus look at ways you can make exercise a regular part of life as you age.

     

  • Off-Season Training for Marathon Runners
    Off-Season Training for Marathon Runners

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    Competitive runners are by nature mentally and physically tough. In other words, external conditions, distractions, internal emotions, and weather conditions rarely inhibit their performance. The traits that make runners more apt to be mighty individuals, include:

    • Focus - which enables them to tune in to the job at hand. 
    • Preparation - which gives them the strength and knowledge to stay mentally ready.
    • Flexibility - is the state of bouncing back in spite of poor performance, pain, or adversity.
    • Teachability - means the athlete listens to all possibilities, takes feedback, and learns from
  • 11 Yoga Poses For Runners
    11 Yoga Poses For Runners

    It's likely that you've heard about yoga, and perhaps also know about some of its benefits. But if you're a runner, you may have wondered if it's really the best thing for you. Is a yoga practice likely to improve my running performance? Does a yoga practice help prevent running injuries? 

    As it turns out, there are good reasons (lots of them!) for runners to include yoga as a cross-training activity. We'll outline these reasons below, and provide you with a sequence of yoga poses especially beneficial for runners. But first, let's have a look at some of the overall benefits of yoga. 


    Physical, Mental & Emotional Benefits Of Yoga 

    Whether you're a runner, a cyclist, a swimmer, a climber, a gymnast, a basketball player--or simply someone trying to take good care of your body--an intelligent yoga practice is almost guaranteed to help. As you'll discover (if you haven't already), there are many different styles of yoga. What they al

  • Why is Strengthening Your Core Muscles Important?
    Why is Strengthening Your Core Muscles Important?

    No matter what type of exercise you prefer to do on a regular basis, you need your core muscles to help support you. Unfortunately, all too many people fall into the trap of letting their core muscles slide. They're content with their daily workout plan: running, lifting a few weights here and there, or perhaps participating competitively in a sport. If you're thinking about improving your overall fitness, however, it's important to increase strength throughout your core muscles, too.