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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

New to Strength training
Updated 8/24/2016 12:44:38 PM

Any advice would be appreciated. I am planning to start with my gym's Ladies-Only weight room and use the machines there, but I don't know yet what weight to start with....  Read more

I signed up for personal training. Mt first cardio
Updated 8/24/2016 12:21:51 PM

I signed up for personal training. Mt first cardio session starts today. So excited....  Read more

Anybody doing Rest Based Training (RBT)? #exercise #fitness
Updated 8/24/2016 10:51:38 AM

Anybody doing Rest Based Training (RBT)? #exercise #fitness...  Read more

Today was Total Body strength and balance training.. 75 minute class...kicked my butt...turkey wrapp
Updated 8/23/2016 3:41:29 PM

Today was Total Body strength and balance training.. 75 minute class...kicked my butt...turkey wrapped around avocado wedges plus almonds and an orange rejuvenated me...then took the dogs for a 25 minute walk on this beautiful NJ day...#fitness...  Read more

Spark people use to give you an exercise plan based on the equipment that you own. Is that still a f
Updated 8/22/2016 8:55:49 PM

Spark people use to give you an exercise plan based on the equipment that you own. Is that still a feature?...  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

Aerobic Equipment: The Treadmill and More

Aerobic Equipment: The Treadmill and More9 Amazing Reasons Women Should Lift WeightsMillions of Americans walk or run on treadmills or use other types of equipment to get aerobic exercise, and according to the National Sporting Goods Association, the...  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