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Cross Training Ideas

Erin Hesch April 28, 21

If you are tired of running and are looking to change it up a little cross training is a great way to change up. There are many different types of cross training that you can do that will help to improve your training. The first one is a bike ride and this one can be done on a bicycle or on a stationary bike that you might have at home. The reason why this is so great is because it provides a great cardio and muscular workout while providing low impact to your knees and lower back. Another reason why this is so great is because biking can be used as a hard workout day or recovery. 

  Swimming is also a very common cross training activity. This is because once again it provides a low impact workout while still working out the major muscle groups in your body and providing great conditioning. Although this is common it is hard to do it year around due to weather restrictions. 

Several other great ideas for cross training are hiking and in come cases kayaking. These are great ideas for a recovery day that still provided some activity. In a lot of these cases cross training could be seen as a way to recover but it is a whole lot more than that. Another great thing about cross training is that it is great for people who are coming off an injury and the person can not run to the level they want. This type of training helps to build muscle and strength so that you could soon resume running again. An example of this could be if you’re suffering from shin splints. There are a lot more different types of cross training and different ideas that could help fit your workout. If you are looking for more information please visit here for more information.


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