Greg Roskopf often references MAT "as a tool to keep clientele ‘tuned up’, similar to tuning up your vehicle. Our body’s require maintenance in order to function optimally, keep everything in alignment, and to feel our best.” 

Maximized Exercise

Maintenance For Your Neuromuscular System

Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) was founded on the principle that human movement and exercise are fundamental to human health and that a muscle’s ability to contract efficiently is important for normal movement. Any loss of muscle contraction efficiency may be demonstrated as a loss of motion and decreased physical performance, which may lead to pain and/or the loss of physical capabilities.

MAT® is a specific and unique process for evaluating an individual’s ability to develop efficient muscle contraction(s) by first comparing left and right side range of motion, as the human body is designed to be symmetrical.

Greg Roskopf, Founder of MAT

What is Muscle Activation Techniques?

If a movement is determined to be asymmetrical (i.e. one limb has a greater range of motion than then opposite limb) as determined by the Comparative Assessment of Mobility or CAM, then we know that one or more muscles that moves the less mobile limb is potentially weak. The muscles that are responsible for moving the limb further are then assessed by the MAT® Specialist to determine if they have lost the ability to contract efficiently.

When it has been determined through testing that a muscle has lost its ability to contract, then precise forces are applied to restore that muscle’s efficiency, re-activating that muscle. As muscles are restored to efficient contraction, MAT® uses a system of accountability (checks and balances) to ensure that any increases in motion and symmetry are accompanied by improvements in a muscle’s contractile ability.

In order to reach optimal performance capabilities, an athlete is forced to train at high intensity levels. Because of this, there is always the risk for injury. Some athletes may be predisposed to an injury, due to muscular contraction inefficiencies that place increased stress on joints and tissues. When training at a high level, these inefficiencies are magnified, and sometimes the body can no longer handle the stress, eventually breaking down. It is like driving a car with bad alignment. The faster you drive it, the faster the tires are going to wear out. The body functions in much the same way.

MAT is a technique that helps athletes recover from competitive stress quickly and help them prevent future injuries. MAT prepares the body to be more efficient in training and athletic performance.

We believe that the use of Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) along with resistance-training methods that are supported by science and based on proper movement mechanics will maximize our client’s fitness goals. 

How is MAT Unique?

MAT does not force change on the body but works with it to make improvements

“The MAT process has been a significant piece in my training and performance on the field.”

Mark Teixeira

"The Move Project and MAT have helped my body move and perform at a much higher level! "

Ian Kinsler

"The Move Project and MAT have been a vital piece to my training and performance in golf!"

Martin Flores

"The Move Project and MAT have helped me feel my best while traveling and competing all across the world!"

Taylor Moore

"The Move Project's training process and utilization of MAT is a great combination for any golfer!"

Chris Como

"The Move Project and MAT are a great combination to keeping your body moving and performing well on the court!"

John Isner 

MAT employs precise techniques to activate and strengthen specific muscles that are underperforming.

Precision Activation

MAT uses a detailed joint range of motion assessment and muscles tests to identify specific muscle weaknesses, providing insights into neuromuscular imbalances.

Targeted Assessment

MAT tailors to individual needs, aiming to restore proper neuromuscular function, enhance performance, & reduce injury risk.

Personalized Treatment