Training Tips

Underwater Training Keeps Boston Marathon a Possibility for Michigan Woman

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Athletic Training, In the News, Running, Training Tips, Uncategorized, Water Therapy

The 2014 Boston Marathon is fast approaching and runners are moving out of training mode and into pre-race preparation. Many have worked hard to qualify for the oldest and biggest marathon and to be a part of such an historic event. Running the race means so many different things to many different people. Some are […]

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A Behind-The-Scenes Look at an Athlete’s Road to Recovery.

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories, Training Tips, Water Therapy

Both the men’s and women’s NCAA Final Four tournament is around the corner, professional basketball finals are on their way, professional baseball’s opening day was just this weekend and many spring sports are beginning their seasons. It is exciting to hear all of the success stories of teams and athletes during this time. Unfortunately, we […]

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Are You Overtraining for a "Big Game?"

| Posted in: Athletic Training, Running, Training Tips, Uncategorized, Water Treadmill

Have you found yourself training too hard to make it to the “Big Game?” You may not be headed to Sochi, or even the playoffs, but whatever you have set as your next fitness goals, training safely will be a key to reaching them. In the midst of training, it is important to push yourself […]

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Stay in Shape During your Football Off-Season

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Athletic Training, Sports Stories, Training Tips, Water Treadmill

The football season is slowly wrapping up with Superbowl Sunday right around the corner. Most colleges and high schools have already ended their seasons and are looking forward to the 2014 season. The question is, how will you stay in shape? For those of you who are looking for new ideas for your off-season workout, […]

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Aquatic Exercise

| Posted in: Aquatic Conditioning, Athletic Training, Health & Wellness Stories, HydroWorx, Training Tips

We, at HydroWorx, are big proponents of aquatic exercise!  There are so many benefits to taking your workouts underwater: increased strength, less perceived effort, decreased risk of injury and improved blood pressure, to name a few. But, as is true with any workout, there are good things to do in the water and even better […]

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3 Things You Need to Know About Active Recovery

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories, Training Tips, Uncategorized, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

Active recovery is a very valuable tool that can be used to improve performance. Performance specialists are starting to find that keeping muscles and joints moving after intense training days keeps their athletes better equipped to handle subsequent intense training days. There are many ways to keep the body in motion on a “rest” day, […]

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Aquatic Fitness Can Provide Relief for Pregnant Women

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, Training Tips, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

Pregnancy can really wreak havoc on the female body. Most women, no matter their previous fitness levels, feel some form of frustration from their physical limitations, especially in the later weeks of pregnancy. Whenever feet start swelling, backs start hurting, or breathing becomes difficult, exercise gets more difficult to maintain. Aquatic fitness can offer a […]

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Happy Active Aging Week!

| Posted in: Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Rehabilitation Tips, Research, Training Tips, Uncategorized, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

Happy 2013 Active Aging Week. Many of you may be wondering what Active Aging Week is and actually that question ranked #1 on the most frequently asked question for this campaign. Here is what the ICAA (initiators of Active Aging Week) had to say:  What is Active Aging Week? Active Aging Week was initiated by […]

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An Exciting Track and Field Weekend Coming Up

| Posted in: HydroWorx, Oregon Project, Running, Sports Stories, Training Tips, Uncategorized, Water Treadmill

If you follow track and field at all, you know the upcoming IAAF World Championships  starting tomorrow are the next best thing to the Olympics.  And we’re plenty excited to see how Mo Farah, Galen Rupp and the rest of the Oregon Project team do in their races. BUT we, at HydroWorx, are equally excited […]

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Work smarter, not harder: A lesson for the therapist and the athlete, found underwater.

| Posted in: Guest Bloggers, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Sports Medicine, Sports Stories, Training Tips, Uncategorized, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

The following is a post written by, Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, and President and co-owner of Northwest Rehabilitation Associates, in Oregon. Are you fully utilizing the clinical and economic benefits of marketing your aquatic program to local high school athletes, triathletes, competitive runners? Are you potentially missing clients that are engaged in athletics for the […]

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