Cross training is a great way to train if you want to keep your workouts fresh and add more exercise into your lifestyle in a fun way. Being able to cross train will give you the freedom you need to workout out hard each day, without over training or injuring your muscles.
How is this possible?
Well, because you’ll be doing something different everyday, your muscles will have a chance to rest while you focus on working a different part of your body.
Your muscles will still get the rest they need to grow and develop; you’ll just be alternating muscle groups on a daily basis.
For example lets say you went for a run on Monday. Obviously running is mainly lower body so you wouldn’t want to cycle on Tuesday.
On Tuesday you can go for a swim, using your upper body and giving your lower body a rest from the running.
So you see how this works?
You can break your activities up into lower body and upper body activities and work either or on different days of the week.
Another great thing about cross training is that you can add any activity into the mix. However, if you’re looking to lose weight I highly recommend you increase the intensity of the activity so you can maximize the amount of calories you burn. Even just adding 2 extra activities a week can help you burn an extra 1000 calories on a weekly basis!
Try out different activities, like roller blading weight training, ultimate frisbee, mountain biking, golfing, skiing in the winter, skating…It’s endless!
There are so many activities that you can cross train with, it hurts my head just thinking about them.
The point is with cross training you can try more than one type of exercise to work some muscles and give others a rest.
It’s a great way to get your daily workout, burn some extra calories, and increase your fitness level in a short amount of time.
Give it shot, you never know what activity you might end up liking…Curling anyone?