HydroWorx Webinar Tackling Aquatics for Metabolic Conditioning and Stamina Features Michael Johnson Performance’s Lance Walker

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Lance Walker, Global Director of Performance at Michael Johnson Performance, will present an hour-long HydroWorx-sponsored webinar, “Aquatics for Energy System Training & Metabolic Conditioning” on December 16, 2014. This webinar will give attendees a better understanding of how to use aquatic training techniques for stamina-building and recovery purposes.

Michael Johnson in HydroWorx

MIchael Johnson runs in HydroWorx pool at Michael Johnson Performance

The professionals at Michael Johnson Performance have systematically been using aquatics for their clientele at all ages and stages of their athletic careers and journeys.

Every athlete trains with an eye toward improving his or her stamina. After all, it’s stamina that helps them run farther, jump higher, increase speed, develop flexibility and improve recovery times. From the foods they eat to the types of clothing they wear, both professional and “weekend warrior” athletes strive to achieve ever-greater personal successes. Consequently, many have turned to using aquatics to boost their metabolic abilities and train – or re-train, in the case of injury recovery – their energy systems. These aquatics are ideally performed in a specialized therapy pool outfitted with an underwater treadmill floor, resistance jets and video monitoring equipment.

The professionals at Michael Johnson Performance (MJP) have systematically been using aquatics for their clientele at all ages and stages of their athletic careers and journeys. Lance Walker, Global Director of Performance at Michael Johnson Performance, has been a proponent of creative use of aquatic training and therapies for years. Walker’s expertise in this area makes him the ideal presenter for the HydroWorx webinar, “Aquatics for Energy System Training & Metabolic Conditioning”, offered on December 16, 2014, from 1-2 p.m. EST.

During the free, hour-long event Walker will discuss several advantages to using aquatics for athletes who are both healthy and physically compromised. Included in the webinar will be the topics of managing the time necessary for aquatics training effectiveness, as well as the training prescriptions he and the rest of the MJP team regularly use.

Other areas that will be discussed include a basic description of the impact stamina has on performance; the type of aquatic environment necessary for ideal stamina training; how to integrate metabolic conditioning into an athlete’s training system; and the protocols for using aquatics for energy system training.

Attendance for “Aquatics for Energy System Training & Metabolic Conditioning” is open to all, but preregistration is required. Athletic trainers who complete the live webinar will have the opportunity to earn one CEU through BOC. Other attendees may petition their certification agencies for continuing education credits.

About the Presenter

As a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA) and Registered Physical Therapist (Texas), Lance Walker has an incredible background in the area of athlete development. He began his career by earning a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Oklahoma, and then sought out a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the same institution. Since that time, he has worked with athletes at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. His biography reads like a “Who’s Who” of sports, and includes time spent with the Dallas Cowboys, the University of Oklahoma and the Casady School. He has contributed to more than 10 professional publications in sports science and is regularly asked to present at national conferences.

About HydroWorx

HydroWorx, based in Middletown, Pennsylvania, offers a wide range of underwater treadmill therapy pools, and peripheral products and services. Every day, more than 23,000 athletes and patients use HydroWorx technology to recover from injuries and health conditions.

More information about HydroWorx’s upcoming webinars, as well as archived webcasts from previous events, can be found by visiting http://www.hydroworx.com/events/.

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