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Cross Training Workout Programs Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Cross Training Workout Programs.

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

Spark Your Way to a 10K

Ready to walk or run a 10K but not sure where to begin? We've designed two training programs to help you get started. The first program is for individuals who want to complete a 10K by both walking and jogging the event. The second program is for...  Read more

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

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

Walking Half Marathon Training
Updated 7/23/2014 1:03:28 AM

My big goal for 2014 along with being fit and losing weight is to complete The Running for the Bay half marathon (13.1 miles) in Apalachicola, Florida on October 26, 2014. I walked it last year on October 20th and finished in 3 hours 45 minutes at a...  Read more

Kettlebell workouts..awesome or not awesome?
Updated 7/23/2014 10:40:23 AM

Hi! I am thinking of trying kettlebells out..but they are EXPENSIVE! Before I shell out...is it worth it? Are they as good as everyone says?...  Read more

Starting a fitness program on my 57th birthday
Updated 7/23/2014 4:19:46 AM

Monday the 21st I will be 57. I have been following the Sparkpeopler program for several weeks and have shed 13 pounds and several inches. I am excited to start at the wellness center with a trainer to lose the remaining weight and get in better sh...  Read more

Low Knee Impact Strength Training DVDs?
Updated 7/19/2014 2:47:27 PM

Hey guys, In the month of May I overdid it, haha. I was doing a Jillian Michaels DVD every day and my knees paid the price for it, especially because I ended up going clubbing and wrecking my joints with low-dropping in heels. I took it eas...  Read more

Is 10 minutes too short a workout?
Updated 7/23/2014 6:24:47 AM

I just did a 10 minute Tracey Mallet Barre workout on youtube. It was very short but it was challenging. I have a very busy day today so I could only spare 10 minutes. I went on youtube and searched for a short workout. this one was called...  Read more

Register for a race

By keeping running races on my planner throughout the year helps keep me motivated to lace up for my training programs....  Read more

Maximize Your Wii with EA Sports Active 2

Bought the EA Sports Active 2, with sensors...program is sensible weight training with cardio intervals. New workout routine each day - never boring. And bonus...you can design you own favourite routines. Program even includes 'rest days' to ensur...  Read more

Dance Dance Revolution

For those of us that love the game and realize that it's a great workout as well =)...  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

De-training: The Need to Keep Active this Holiday Season

Now that the holiday season is upon us with parties, festivities, and shopping excursions abound, many of us curtail our exercise agenda all together until after the New Year when once again we resolve ourselves to a sound exercise program. The probl...  Read more