Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Cross Training...Do You?
I'm not quite sure who Matt Fitzgerald is, but the picture is great!
Cross-training. Do you know what it is? Do you know how to cross-train?
You may have been able to run a five minute mile 10 years ago. You may also have been able to work out seven days a week, but you can't do it anymore without injury.
Welcome to cross-training, the best kept secret to staying active over the decades. If you run, cross-train with calisthenics and weights some days, or add swimming to your weekly program and get the weight off your feet and legs.
Cyclists can improve endurance and strength by utilizing free weights or machines. Cross-training can also help by alternating easy and hard days, no matter what your workout.
Cross-training also helps with boredom. Sick of running...swim. Sick of swimming...Spin. An avid elliptical exerciser? Try a group exercise class. Change is good for your body and your mind!
Life is a coin. You can spend it anyway you wish, but you can spend it only once. ~