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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

I feel like I've done a cross fit class helping my
Updated 4/12/2015 8:12:39 AM

I feel like I've done a cross fit class helping my husband level put topsoil and raking a million leaves! Whew!!! Loving the sunshine!!!...  Read more

Strength training and weight loss
Updated 4/11/2015 6:54:44 PM

I understand the importance of weights but every time I increase the ST it slows down the weight loss. Any ideas? I was doing better at pounds lost with just diet and cardio. However off to the gym to see the trainer - ugh! Have a great day all!...  Read more

i just started jump roping and strength training v
Updated 4/10/2015 2:48:12 PM

i just started jump roping and strength training vigorously. Should workout muscles every other day or daily? I hear you might overwork your muscles if you strength train daily...  Read more

I dread strength training. Going for a run or swim
Updated 4/7/2015 2:10:29 PM

I dread strength training. Going for a run or swim is mentally so much 'easier'. I use HIIT and Tabata bodyweight videos on youtube at home, but I have trouble motivating myself to do it even once a week! Any suggestions?...  Read more

How long for strength training?
Updated 4/8/2015 9:15:14 PM

How long should I be strength training as a beginner, that is very out of shape with heath issues? I have a resistance band video and it is 25 minutes long and it wears me out, but that being said it only burns 90 calories. I have just started out,...  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