Lance Walker, PT, CSCS, global director of performance for Michael Johnson Performance (MJP), McKinney, Tex, will present a free webinar to address potential misconceptions about training with aquatics. The session will take place Thursday, May 14, 2015, from 1 pm to 2 pm EDT.
In the webinar, Walker will discuss commonly held beliefs about the limitations of the use of aquatics—especially for athletic training and sports performance—and how his experience in using aquatics as part of his training program has supported or contradicted them, according to a release from HydroWorx.
Per the release, these beliefs include: the effectiveness of an aquatic environment is limited strictly to rehabilitation purposes; in the water, it’s not possible to match the intensity of a land-based workout; and a natural running gait cannot be replicated in the water.
Walker has more than 20 years’ performance training experience spanning all levels of competition across 31 sports disciplines, the release notes. Prior to joining MJP in 2007, he was director of performance training at Integrated Athletic Development, Carrollton, Tex, where he was responsible for the training and/or physical rehabilitation needs of more than 150 active professional athletes from the NBA, NFL, MLB, PGA, CBA, and CFL.