I have always felt it was very odd to label any non-run, cardio workout as "cross training". Can't we simply say "I cycled" ?
Nonetheless, this portion of #FABTraining is about cross training. It is my hope that these guidelines will help you decide what cross-training to do and when. Of course, definitions can vary from person-to-person. This blog article serves as a guide.
What is cross-training?
2) Zero to low impact
1) Receive a cardio/endurance workout while working other muscles
2) Low or No impact cardio to eliminate stress on the joints
What type of work-outs are considered cross-training?
What is not cross-training?
1. Weight Training
If weight training, yoga nor stretching are not cross-training, when can you do them?
As often as you want to. You can do them on the same days at your running and cross-training.
Use your cross-training to build your cardio/endurance and work other muscles groups. Do your cross-training in between running days and not the day before your long run (keep your legs fresh).
What do you do for your cross-training? How has it helped your running?
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