What is cross training?Cross training is the process of incorporating variety in your workout. An example would be jogging on Mondays and Wednesdays and lifting and swimming on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It could also mean using several different types of exercise equipment in a single workout.
Varying workouts ultimately produces the best outcomes-whether your goal is losing weight, running a race, or playing a better golf game.
What are the benefits of cross training?
- Better overall fitness level – No single exercise can yield all the potential benefits that using a variety of types and methods of exercise can.
- Reduced risk of injury – Excessive repetition in one activity can lead to overuse injuries.
- Improved athletic performance – Peak performance in virtually all physical activities involves more than just one physical attribute.
- Enhanced motivation and reduced boredom – Trying new activities can prevent burnout and keep exercisers committed over the long haul.
- Improves skill, agility and balance
- Allows you to be flexible about your training needs and plans (if it’s raining outside you can go swimming)
- Works some muscle groups while others rest and recover
- Cardiovascular Exercise
- Stair Climbing
- Rope Jumping
- Racquetball/basketball/other court sports
- Strength Training
- Free Weights
- Plate Loaded Machines
- Tubing and Bands
- Flexibility (stretching, yoga)
- Speed, agility and balance drills
- Circuit training, sprinting, plyometrics and other forms of skill conditioning
With cross training, you can do one form of exercise each day, or more than one in a day. You can easily tailor cross-training to your needs and interests; mix and match your sports and change your routine on a daily basis.
Exercise can strengthen the cardiovascular system, bones, muscles, joints, reduce body fat and improve flexibility, balance and coordination. But if you want to see all of these benefits, you’ll need to start cross training. What better time to start than now?
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Mobility - Runs - Sprint Warm up
- Resistance Run
- RR to release
- Sprinted ball catch (on one bounce)
5 - 5 - 3 - 3 - Heavy
Clean & Jerk
20 Double Unders
20 Wall Ball