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Cross Training Machine Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Cross Training Machine.

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

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

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

Training to Relieve Back & Knee Pain

Isolating the gluteus medius (a small and hard-to-train muscle located above the gluteus maximus, just below the lower back) can improve your alignment and reduce back and knee pain. According to researchers at the University of Wisconsin at Milwauke...  Read more

Half Marathon Training Journal
Updated 7/9/2014 2:51:45 PM

I officially signed up for my very first half marathon last week! It's in mid-October, so my actual training begins at the end of July, but I need to start getting my body into gear right away. I'm about 12 pounds heavier than my ideal weight, and fe...  Read more

Alcohol, strength training and weightloss.
Updated 7/12/2014 10:45:33 AM

Hi! So I'm 5'3 and 125 lbs, and I'm mostly just trying to lose some extra weight around my belly and tone up. My current routine is 20 min jogging at 8.0mph, followed by body weight exercises. Once a week or so I'll swap out jogging for swimming...  Read more

weight machines and effectiveness
Updated 7/5/2014 4:35:27 PM

How do I tell whether I need to be using a higher or lower weight on a weight machine? I thought it was typically 2 sets of 8 or 10 and that within 3 reps of the first set I should feel like I am being challenged? I really am not sure about that but...  Read more

Strength training goals
Updated 6/29/2014 10:56:42 AM

I cannot seem to find the strength training goals. I want to reset them, but I cannot find them. I click on the Edit Fitness Goals, but only steps, miles and cardio are there. I know the strength goals are in my total, because I only have 30 minutes...  Read more

Strength Training vs. Cardio
Updated 6/27/2014 3:32:47 PM

So have tried recently to be better about what and/or the amounts I am eating although there is still room for improvement. Besides that, I have been working out with a personal trainer about 2 times a week for more strength training such as weights,...  Read more

Exercise: keeping the flame lit

To keep exercise interesting, I break my cardio routine up among different machines and around strength training....  Read more

as a destresser during holidays

I actually use excersise as a destresser, when everything is really going crazy, i just plug in my I-pod and jump on a machine at the gym, do my cross training, add a few weights, and poof, im feeling better, i can attack anything again!!!!...  Read more

Iron Maidens

Inspiration for women focused on increasing lean muscle mass and lowering body fat through strength training and having FUN doing it. Some come on aboard and join up with us. You will not regret it!...  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

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