+ What is HIT Method® Training?
The Hydro Interval Training (HIT) Method fitness program is a track-styled, interval-based, coached workout conducted in the deep end of a pool, or water of >6+ feet in depth. It is all about intensity, with little to no impact. In one class you can experience speed, endurance, power, strength, and stretching yet none of the ground force traumas associated with land-based fitness programs.
+ WHAT RESEARCH ON TRAINING IN THE DEEP WATER IS AVAILABLE?
There is 30+ years of research on training in the water, yet people still consider it a frilly, easy workout. There are countless articles and research on the benefits of water training, citing everyone from olympic athletes to amateur sports enthusiasts. All these results come to the same findings: no loss in fitness, better muscle recovery, transitions back to land based sports are equal to even stronger. Just think: low- to no ground force trauma and a hard workout matching a strong hilly run or a track practice.
+ WHO IS USING THIS TYPE OF TRAINING?
More people are moving in the direction of water, especially those who realize that they get a slammin’ workout with no joint pain. They hit the trails harder and faster, play hoops with fresh muscles, and crush it on the lacrosse field without knee aches… why WOULDN’T you want to?
+ WHO SHOULD USE IT; WHY “ME”?
Ever experience knee pain from ‘overdoing’ it? ... from too much yard work to being undertrained for a race? Well, think about those aches/pains being permanent! Or what it can feel like after doing YEARS of high impact sports! Training in the deep water will help you be an athlete for longer. Supplementing workouts for deep water hydro interval training is just plain smart.
+ WATER TRAINING: OLD LADIES AND SHOWER CAPS?
Every time I tell someone I train in the water they state “are you injured” or they say “oh, like what my grandma does flapping her arms to the oldies.” Nooooooooooo, way off base. I am not injured (however I have used it when I was) - and I take offense to what grandma does - I’m 50+, So what are you implying? That it is an easy workout? I CHALLENGE you to try it; as this definitely isn’t easy. I have even done enough shallow end workouts, and they are not easy either. It is all a matter of what you put into it.
+ WHY NOW? WHY DO WE THINK DEEP WATER TRAINING WILL BE EMBRACED BY THE MASSES?
Extreme fitness is mainstream; where will our bodies be 10, 15 or 30 years from now? It isn’t about volume; it’s about being smart with your body.