MAT in the Media:

Articles and videos about Muscle Activation Techniques

Matt in the Media:

Articles and videos about Matt Simpson-Weber

General Health and Fitness:

Does Foot Form Explain Running Injuries?

Gretchen Reynolds of The New York Times

A Scientific Look at the Dangers of High Heels

Gretchen Reynolds of The New York Times

The Once and Future Way to Run

Christopher McDougall of The New York Times

The painful truth about trainers: Are running shoes a waste of money?

Christopher McDougall of Daily Mail Online

For Humans, Slow And Steady Running Won The Race

Christopher Joyce of NPR

Cardinal Planes of Human Foot & Body

Ankle Joint Complex Function Explained

Examining Muscle Function During Late Stance of Running

Glute Amnesia

SF Extreme Training Examiner Mark Davis

Interview with MAT specialist Stacey Earl.

High Heels' Effects on the Body

Alternative Therapies Debunked

LiveScience Columnist Christopher Wanjek

"Here are five alternative therapies that were debunked or denounced in 2009."

Is It Better To Be Barefoot?

Author Christopher McDougall for

"It's amazing," one woman reports. "I feel like I'm floating."

Running Shoes May Cause Damage to Knees, Hips and Ankles

Authors D. Casey Kerrigan, MD, Jason R. Franz, MS, Geoffrey S. Keenan, MD, Jay Dicharry, MPT, Ugo Della Croce, PhD, and Robert P. Wilder, MD in PM&R, the official scientific journal of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

"In a study published in the December 2009 issue of PM&R: The journal of injury, function and rehabilitation, researchers compared the effects on knee, hip and ankle joint motions of running barefoot versus running in modern running shoes. They concluded that running shoes exerted more stress on these joints compared to running barefoot or walking in high-heeled shoes."

Stretching: The Truth

Stephanie Earp for

"Researchers now believe that some of the more entrenched elements of many athletes’ warm-up regimens are not only a waste of time but actually bad for you."

Massage Actually Impairs Blood Flow To The Muscle After Exercise

Gretchen Reynolds of Queen's University

"This dispels a common belief in the general public about the way in which massage is beneficial."