For cross training, I do a variety of things so I don't use the same muscles over and over: cycle, Body Pump, spin, Pilates, Slim in 6, elliptical, etc. I have found that just running makes me prone to over use injuries.
I have wanted to try yoga again, but don't like the yoga at my gym. Does anyone know of a yoga DVD that is good for runners?
I found it quite challenging plus it provides the plyometric approach I've need to add to my xt routine which includes some PT exercises & pilates. I've done it twice now & I plan to do it weekly.
I used to cycle for xt, too. My stationary bike broke and my regular bike keeps getting flats and it's too much of a pain to go use the stationary bike at my work gym. I prefer to ride outdoors.
I should get back to swimming, too, which I enjoy. I quit about a year ago because the pool on Saturday mornings was just too crowded for me to get any pleasure out of it. I need to try a different time or day.
rules of success* 6. Remember to cross-train When you run, your muscles, joints, and connective tissues absorb a lot of shock. Cross-training gives your body a break from the pounding while maintaining your cardiovascular fitness. Yoga, Pilates, and strength training promote recovery, build muscle, and develop a strong upper body. Swimming, cycling, elliptical training, and rowing improve your aerobic fitness. ____________ *Amby Burfoot (from Runner’s World) suggests following these bedrock principles to achieve your goals
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