Take a tour
invite your friends
- Select Menu -
Invite your friends
Can someone please explain what exactly is cross training? What is the level of fitness to try it and what are the benefits??
Tue. Feb 7, 8:06am
My understanding of cross training is that it is basically a fancy way of saying mix it up. So if you've been every day for the last 6 months, a cross training workout would be riding your bike or swimming or taking a cardio class.
Cross training is very useful - it uses muscles other than the ones you normally use, which prevents injury; it allows you to work out while giving your normal muscles a rest; and it keeps things interesting.
I'd think anyone at any level of fitness can cross train - swimming is a great cross training, low impact sport that almost anyone can do. If you are totally out of shape and can barely walk, I'd definitely talk to your doctor before doing anything, but otherwise, just try some new kind of workout, and you'll be cross training!
Tuesday, February 07, 2006, 8:44 AM
When I take crosstraining classes in the gym, it's all about adding a cardio kick to resistance training. They seem to do it in one of two ways:
1) Alternating resistance/weight segments with cardio (jumping jacks, mountain climbers, etc)
2) Adding a balance challenge to training with light weights (think: dumbell rows with one leg off the ground) or combining upper body/lower body in one move (think: lunges with bicep curls), which puts your heart rate in the cardio zone...I wear a monitor, and I see my pulse shoot up 20-30 bpm with those moves.
Tuesday, February 07, 2006, 1:51 PM
Is it a mix and match of cardio and weights then?
Sunday, February 12, 2006, 11:32 PM
according to the dictionary: To train in different sports, mainly by alternating regimens, as in running, bicycling, and swimming. It's technically not cardio and weight training- that's just called a good balance ;) Cycling, running, and swimming are the most common, but other things may involve skiing, rollerblading, or even sports like raquetbal, tennis, basketball, etc.
Monday, February 13, 2006, 2:00 AM
you can be any level of fitness. Benefits are usually better performance in both activities over time, and sooner than without the additional activity.
Monday, February 13, 2006, 2:04 AM
I am taking a hip hop class as well as walking on my treadmill. I find that each of those exercises use different muscles so I try to alternate between days.
Monday, February 13, 2006, 3:38 PM
How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight
How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer
How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources
Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner
How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition
New Diet and Fitness Articles:
Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program
Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:
Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule
Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions
Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?
Everyday Weight Loss Tips
How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge
Introducing The PEERtrainer Cheat System
How To Speed Up Weight Loss
How To Get Motivation To Lose Weight
Weight Watchers: The New Science!
3 Myths About Weight Loss With JJ Virgin
Related Article :
New PEERtrainer Articles :
Why Green Tea Helps You Lose Weight
How To Lose A Lot Of Weight, Fast
5 Things You Must Know Before Doing A Cleanse
New: How To Build Muscle
What Is The Best Kind Of Protein Powder?
The Master Cleanse
Will Removing Gluten From Your Diet Help You Lose Weight?
How To Obliterate Your Limitations
How To Get The Motivation To Exercise
How To Stop Feeling Tired
Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Super Immunity Diet
The PEERtrainer Diet
Is Portion Control Keeping You Fat?
The Ultimate Guide To Dietary Fiber
P90X? Do Burst Training Instead
Weight Watchers Points Changes For 2012
Can Diet Soda Cause You To GAIN Weight?