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  • 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

    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

    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

  • The World of Kinesiology Tape & Running Related Injuries

    Summer is in the air and people are lacing up their sneakers and hitting the park paths and city streets for one of their favorite activities, running.

    Whether you're a newbie recreational runner, a weekend warrior, or an Olympian, staying pain-free and preventing injury is of utmost importance.

    In our latest blog, we'll explore the causes and offer solutions to knee pain and other common runner's injuries. Throughout, you'll learn effective strategies for preventing injuries, and how to apply kinesiology tape to lessen the stress and pain associated with runner's injuries.

    Common Causes of Knee Pain for Runners

    According to sports doctor Jordan Metzl, the four most common 

  • 9 Expert Daily Smoothie Hacks

    Smoothies are one of the greatest inventions ever made for athletes, students, and professionals on the go. Smoothies are a great way to pack all your nutritional needs into a quick drinkable meal, from fruits and veggies to grains and protein. You might rock the protein-mix smoothie in the morning to get going without stopping for breakfast. Or you might enjoy a fruit smoothie for that boost of sugar and diverse nutrients.

    Indulging in a homemade smoothie every once in a while can be a production. But if you're drinking smoothies every day as part of your routine, it helps to have more than a few hacks to speed up the process and diversify your smoothie benefits.

    Today, we're here to bring you a collection of smoothie hacks developed by daily smoothie gurus ranging from pro athletes to CEOs to super-moms. Here's how to up your smoothie game and make daily smoothies easier

  • Mueller Wellness With Joel Luedke: Mobility Exercises

     

    In the latest edition of Mueller Wellness, Joel goes over some mobility exercises and also discusses a taping technique to improve posture using kinesiology

  • Your Guide to Cardio: Walking, Jogging, Running

    If you're looking for a form of exercise that doesn't require a gym membership or any extra equipment that you can do either on your own or with friends, and that can be both relaxing and invigorating—then walking/jogging/running is a great choice! 

    Walking, jogging and running provide an opportunity—if you're feeling adventurous—to get outside and explore beautiful natural settings like parks, forests, winding mountain paths, sandy beaches or river-side trails. But you can reap similar benefits by simply taking a stroll or gentle jog or vigorous run around your own neighborhood.

    All you need is a comfortable pair of walking or running shoes, loose-fitting clothing that's appropriate to the weather, and the will to get out and do it!

    If you're new to running, or coming back to it after an extended hiatus, it may take a little while

  • After Running Stretches and Recovery

     

    Being a Health and Human Performance (Kinesiology) Major at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, I have learned that it is important to help your

  • 10 Ways Physical Therapists Can Help a Recently Injured Client

    Being a physical therapist means being there for clients through thick and thin. You help clients conquer their physical limitations and reach fitness goals they couldn't reach alone. You are there providing guidance when clients are at their peak and you're also there to provide support when clients experience setbacks. Injuries are among the greatest setbacks of all.

    Often acquired when pushing hard and focusing on performance, injuries can happen to anyone. During session or solo training or sometimes just during everyday activities. This might happen with a client you're working with or you might even receive a new client who needs professional help recovering from an injury. Your expertise in Kinesiology and health put you in a unique position to help those who need to completely recover from an injury without weakness or limited motion.

    The following

  • Leg Workouts to Try When You're Stuck in the Home Office

    Woman doing box jumps

    When you're working from home, it's easy to get distracted by recreational activities, such as crafting and binge-watching shows on Netflix. If you're going to keep up with your job and stay balanced, we recommend setting a new workout routine. It might take a small effort to adjust your habits at home, but the endorphins generated during exercise will benefit you. These activities work well indoors, but you can easily adjust them when outdoors.  

    Why Do a Home Leg Workout

    Several muscles in your legs help you perform daily activities with agility, speed, strength, and endurance. These muscles also reduce the stress of many movements on your spine. It's important to target these muscles you won't be using while sitting down working on a laptop or reclining in front of