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Cross Training Equipment Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Cross Training Equipment.

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You Can Progress to a Pull Up

Make your fitness dreams come true once and for all, starting with the classic pull up! Pull ups are one way to showcase ultimate strength and conditioning, and they're no easy feat for the beginner. But both men and women can achieve pull-u...  Read more

The Most Undervalued Piece of Equipment in the Gym

Are you sick of the same-old cardio machines at the gym? Bored by the treadmill? Tired of the elliptical? Can't stand to do another mile on the stationary bike or another flight on the stair climber? Well, then, it's time you head over to the...  Read more

Reference Guide to Cross-Training

How would you like an exercise program that banishes boredom, improves your fitness, develops new skills and prevents injuries? Sounds like an infomercial, but it's not! It's cross-training, and you can do it whenever and wherever you are in...  Read more

Expert Solutions: Free Weights or Machines?

It’s a classic question with no right or wrong answer. If you want an effective strength training workout, should you use free weights or machines? Which option will help you reach your goals? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice...  Read more

How to use the Elliptical Trainer

This standard piece of exercise equipment is one of the most popular in many gyms. Ellipticals are a unique hybrid of a treadmill, stepper, bike and cross-country skier, that move your legs in an elongated oval pattern (hence the name elliptical). Th...  Read more

Why are hot cross buns already out?????? Why??????
Updated 1/19/2015 9:06:29 PM

Why are hot cross buns already out?????? Why?????? Hubby said I should freeze some and eat a little when I reach my goal. Love him to bits...  Read more

Do I believe Spark people or my exercise equipment
Updated 1/20/2015 10:28:05 AM

Seriously though guys, Spark people tells me I burned 547 calories for doing 30 minutes on my exercise bike at more than 15mph but my bike (which is from like, the 80's) tells me I only burned 246? Who do I believe? My bike looks is one o...  Read more

Doing a Paleo and Strength Training Combo
Updated 1/18/2015 9:53:19 PM

Hi Everybody, I'm working on a Paleo lite diet and doing strength training 4 times or more per week. Is anyone else doing the Paleo or similar low carb high protein type of diet? If so, I'd love to hear from you. So far, I feel great and am havi...  Read more

Cross fit for "fatties"
Updated 1/22/2015 3:57:27 PM

Anyone tried this at the beginning of a weightloss journey? I have an unlimited months pass and would love to try but am a bit sooky and dont want to make a fool of myself! I had a 50% weight gain in 3 months so Im a bit clumsy, find it hard t...  Read more

Burst training and blood pressure
Updated 1/17/2015 6:42:46 AM

I just got back into the exercise routine about three weeks ago. Most of my exercise has been with the recumbent exercise bike for around 30 minutes 5 days a week. This time I have added three, hard-as-I can-peddle one-minute bursts, separated by a...  Read more

Cross train to reduce boredom and repetition injuries

Cross train - have a variety of exercises - in order to keep your routine fresh and motivating. It will also help to break through plateaus. Triathlon training turned out to be MUCH easier on my joints than just running. And remember there are sev...  Read more

Invest in exercise equipment

Invest in excercise equipment and work out from home...  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

7 Good Reasons to Use the Cable Cross Machine

A few years ago, you would have been more likely to find me in the weight room than on a treadmill. I loved strength training; I would have done it daily (in lieu of cardio) if possible. But something changed more recently that has me enjoying cardio...  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