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Cross Training Workout Routines Resources

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

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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

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

Post-Marathon Recovery Tips

Running a marathon can be one of the greatest and most challenging experiences of your life.   I can’t say that I always love training for these races, but the feeling of accomplishment I experience when I cross the finish line is lik...  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

Reference Guide to Aerobic Exercise

SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness. What is Aerobic Exercise? The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) defines aerobic exercise as "any activity that uses large muscle...  Read more

I want to do a morning workout along with an eveni
Updated 10/23/2014 12:38:30 PM

I want to do a morning workout along with an evening work out but I have a hard time getting myself out of bed at 5 am what is the best way to motivate yourself?...  Read more

Day three! I won't get my workout in today, which
Updated 10/23/2014 1:47:06 PM

Day three! I won't get my workout in today, which is sad. But i kept it healthy with oatmeal and toast for breakfast! Staying hydrated in this altitude is a struggle. I'm craving a snack even though I just ate not even 2 hours ago. This is tough!...  Read more

Things I keep with me now in my cross body bag: be
Updated 10/24/2014 12:42:17 PM

Things I keep with me now in my cross body bag: beef jerky or steak stick, Think Thin high protein bar, almonds, a babybel round, box of raisins, and a bottle of water. That way I'm never in a jam....  Read more

Does anyone have workout suggestions for days when
Updated 10/23/2014 9:50:41 AM

Does anyone have workout suggestions for days when you have only about 20 minutes? I've tried walking but I don't feel like I'm getting anything out of that in only 20 min. Oh and what is everyone having for dinner tonight. I need ideas!...  Read more

Day 4.. I was able to get in my 5am workout.. I've
Updated 10/23/2014 12:05:03 PM

Day 4.. I was able to get in my 5am workout.. I've been really good and have lost 4lbs......  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

Exercise: keeping the flame lit

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

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

The Benefits of Cross-Training: Now I’m a Believer

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about my current running injury. I’ve got Achilies tendonitis, and have been doing weeks of physical therapy which will (hopefully) get me running again. When the therapist told me I wouldn’t be running for at least...  Read more