TPOL’s Achilles Rehab Secret: Hydro Revolution


Disclaimer: I have an affiliate relationship with Hydro Revolution i.e., you buy products from them, I get paid.

Note: Pool sold separately.

I discovered that I was a tennis natural in January. I also discovered that I am not bulletproof. One ruptured Achilles later, my normal life of beach, golf, and workouts were over (see TPOL Is Down). Before descending into depression, I began to research how I could return from such an inconvenient injury. Despite assembling the greatest gym of all time, largely in part to AusterFit, I knew my days of working out on land would be done for the foreseeable future.

I began researching pool workout equipment. The initial results were disappointing. Amazon sells water aerobics that my grandma would not use. Randomly, I came across Hydrorevolution. With that click, everything changed. After days of research and emailing back and forth with the owner, Robert, I ended up buying basically everything that they sold. The goodies arrived before my first cast, which was not waterproof, was removed. For over a week, I stared at the odd-looking equipment, literally itching to give it a try.

It has been two weeks of working out with this equipment and I am hooked. It may be a mental defense mechanism, but I am convinced that this is the best and only way to work out. First, the risk of injury is reduced because the resistance comes from the water, not from heavy dumbbells. Second, I’m in a sunny pool. Given point #2, I spend even more time exercising. Next, the variety of equipment provides an opportunity to be creative with my routine. Each day is different. Furthermore, the intensity is equal, if not greater, than traditional lifts (learn more about drag resistance). Finally, I enjoy looking like a crazy person splish-splashing in my community pool with my WonderBooms (plural) blasting. Unconventional as it may be, it’s hard to articulate how much fun it is to make waves. I equate it to the runner’s high from my marathon days (see How Hard Can It Be to Run a Marathon?).

The next step is to film these workouts by land and by sea using the SkyDio 2 and the DJI Pocket 2 (see DJI Pocket 2: The Compliment to My SkyDio Drone). Of course, this is done in an effort to promote IQKhameleon, my revolutionary sports line, that was also sidelined as a result of my injury. Simultaneously, I ordered more equipment to round out the few pieces that I did not purchase the first time around.


TPOL is no longer down. He is ever buoyant. You too can be thanks to Hydro Revolution.



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