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Cross Country Ski Training Resources

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9 Cross-Training Activities for Runners

The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes...  Read more

Workouts for You--and Fido, Too!

The obesity epidemic isn't just apparent on the streets of America's small towns and cities. Check out any veterinary clinic, and you will see that the numbers are rising in the canine and feline worlds, as well. The Association of Pet O...  Read more

Over 110 Cardio Workout Ideas

You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func...  Read more

Cold Weather Workout Gear

You’ve made the commitment. You’re not going to hibernate this year just because it’s winter. But you’re cold when it’s 75 degrees and sunny! Just the thought of going outdoors right now makes you shiver. Take heart...  Read more

11 Sizzling Summer Calorie-Burners

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who lounge poolside sipping margaritas, and those who jog from the volleyball court to cannonball into the water. Here at SparkPeople, we encourage you to be in the latter group. With sunshine and bl...  Read more

okay I went to the gym today I did my weight train
Updated 7/31/2015 9:33:08 PM

okay I went to the gym today I did my weight training I did my cardio but I decided to say lets get on the elliptical machine man I did 5 minutes and was out of breath but I enjoyed it today can anybody give me some good pointers...  Read more

Running, cross-training & food
Updated 8/1/2015 12:16:56 AM

I am looking for help on what is my next step! I have been running program training since February. Started with a 5K, then a 10K and now I am working on half marathon. Doing 4 runs a week (2x 2-4 miles, 1x 1-2 miles, & 1x 6-13 miles.) I have been...  Read more

5K is 4 days away. Training in this heat is kill
Updated 7/29/2015 4:21:30 PM

5K is 4 days away. Training in this heat is killer. other then drinking lots of water. what are other ways to stay cool when on the move?...  Read more

Cross trainer shoe recs? My current shoes have bi
Updated 7/31/2015 10:46:59 PM

Cross trainer shoe recs? My current shoes have bit the dust. I mainly need them for kettlebell workouts, lifting, and both high- and low-impact workout DVDs.. Thanks!...  Read more

What are your favorite strength training exercises
Updated 7/25/2015 8:41:51 AM

What are your favorite strength training exercises that has given you the most results? Thanks...  Read more

Winter's In The Snowy States

In the winter it's harder to add variety to your exercise program. This winter try cross country skiing at your local state parks. Most parks will rent you the skies, boots and pools. This is a great cardio exercise and your whole family can particip...  Read more

Walk while they run

My teenage boys are doing cross country training for the high school team over the summer. While they run (a 5k), I walk for the hour they run. Gets my exercise in while I wait for them!...  Read more

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  Read more

10 Ways to Melt Mega Calories in Winter Weather

I dread winter weather just as much as the next guy, but this year, I made a commitment to myself that I would stick with my outdoor runs all winter (as long as it's not so cold that it's unsafe for outdoor exercise). Luckily, temperatures in...  Read more

Cross-Training Activities for Runners

The old running adage is as follows, “in order to run, one must run”—this is commonly referred to as the Principle of Specificity of Training. In other words, in order for you to become a more efficient runner, you must spend time running. But doing...  Read more