How-To Video Series: Muscle Release & Activation | Muscle Activation Technique

Muscle Release & Activation | Muscle Activation Technique

We all know it's important to stretch after a workout to reduce recovery time, but what if there was something that took it one step further and made your workouts even more effective? This is where muscle release & activation comes in.

Why release & activation?

  • Release: Gets rid of pain and restores range of motion of the muscle
  • Activation: Waking up the muscle (making sure the muscle is firing at 100%)

Benefits of using release and activation

  • Reduces pain
  • No compensation of muscles that aren’t supposed to be targeted
  • Reduces injuries
  • Increased strength and flexibility
  • Improve performance

The best part is you don't even need to go to the gym to do these. All you need is an exercise band (or a few, if you want to vary the resistance), a lacrosse ball and yourself.

Our 7 how-to videos cover all the important muscle groups in your upper and lower body. Give it a try!


Sergio Pedemonte & Eric Zimmerman are Your House Fitness personal trainers based in Toronto, ON.