Hydro Inertia Training: An Up and Coming Fitness Trend in 2017

The most common type of training that many people do, including myself, is using static loads. The weights we’re lifting never really shift or tilt without us making it do so.  But this makes applying this type of training to real world scenarios rather difficult.

Imagine taking your dogs (who, if they’re anything like mine, pull like crazy) for a walk and trying to handle their leash.  Or for you parents out there, imagine picking up a flailing or wiggling child.  Imagine a police officer attempting to restrain an assailant, who is most definitely not just a static load.

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In real world scenarios, the things we need to exert force on are often times not static.  They are constantly moving and shifting in weight.  So how do we train for that?

Cory Jones, creator of the Surge, found a way.  In his occupation as a firefighter, he realized the need for training with dynamic resistance.  Holding a water hose or pulling people out of burning buildings was not something that static strength training had really prepared him for.

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Active Resistance

The Surge is a hollow tubular structure with handles.  You fill it with water to whatever level you want, so you decide how much you want it to weigh.  The Surge uses active resistance, which “describes an exercise with a reactive shifting resistance, causing disruptions to the anticipated normal movement path of the exercise.”

Dynamic-Fluid Resistance (DFR)

Hang on now because we’re about to get all science-y up in here!  We’re going to talk about the difference between water resistance training and other forms of active resistance training, like sandbags.  Water molecules are strongly attracted to each other. “Unlike sandbags, the water in the Surge never truly settles.”  The water is always in some kind of motion, which you, the user, has to counteract. “The participant must execute their specific exercise while also continuously adjusting to accommodate for the constantly shifting water mass inside the Surge.”  With the surge, you are always working to stabilize the weight, in addition to performing the actual exercise.

Benefits of Training with the Surge

  • Greater balance, stability and coordination
  • Improved fundamental movement skills
  • Greater body awareness and postural control and movement efficiency
  • Improved performance and reduced injury risk.

Hedstrom Fitness, maker of the Surge, is offering us a discount code for 25% off all Surge/Kamagon products!  The code is SPHF25, and it is valid from January 20th, 2017-February 28th, 2017.

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  1. I used a similar product at Canyon Ranch last year called Viper it was a great change of pace and very challenging
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  2. This looks like such a fun workout equipment! iI often forget how heavy water really is- I bet this is a tough workout!
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  3. Allyson says:

    That’s a really interesting concept, and not one that I’d ever really thought about in my own personal fitness life–although I’ve always said that heaving my kid around when he’s being stubborn is the best workout there is!
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  4. Cassandra says:

    I love using water in PVC tubes for incorporating stabilizer muscles to the exercises. Glad someone improved on the old Home Depot standby. LOL
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  5. abbey sharp says:

    I’ve been seeing alot about hydro training, I can totally see the benefits to this, and how it would help increase muscle stability and core strength!!
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  6. I’ve never seen this kind of workout equipment. It looks cool!
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  7. Sarah says:

    I haven’t seen this in my area but I’m going to have to seek it out and try it! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Carmy says:

    I like that you can pretty much change the weight as you get stronger by adding more water!
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  9. Esther says:

    That looks amazing!
    I remember using gallons of water back in the day for weights when I could not afford real tools! Great video showing ways to use it too!

  10. jill conyers says:

    I would love to try this. Looks like a fun way to change things up a bit.
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  11. GiGi Eats says:

    OMG I WANT ONE OF THOSE THINGS!!! My husband would friggin’ love it too!!!
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