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Is there ever a place for cross training?

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    Phomolo P.
    Phomolo P.

    The answer to that question is definitely yes! .Reason to cross train is to avoid injury and maintain muscular balance during a period of intense sport-specific training. One of the keys to success in sport is staying healthy over the long haul. Weight training by itself will almost certainly do nothing for a runner's 10km time, but if weight training maintains muscular balance in her abdominal wall and lower back, preventing injury, then it is contributing to her becoming a faster runner.

    Zachary B.
    Zachary B.

    When is there ever a spot for cross training?W

    Rk S.
    Rk S.

    Is there ever a place for cross training? :- Mostly because he was probably mentally tired of rowing, but also because of the weather and time constraints. Sometimes he would row on the indoor machine - by no means a perfect substitute for the technique of rowing, but a good simulation for developing basic rowing endurance. But, to be honest, on most days I think he hated being on that machine for more than about 30 minutes. Embracing the expression "the mind needs rest, but the body needs work", he would often mix in running or cycling on an ergometer with his rowing to increase his total aerobic exercise volume without growing mentally stale. A little bit of cross training helped maintain his general aerobic base, while allowing him to mentally recharge his batteries in anticipation of another cycle of intense training on the water with his crew. Even when he was running or cycling, though, he knew that it would be the quality and quantity of rowing that would win or lose upcoming races.

    Muhammad S.
    Muhammad S.

    What is the best place for cross training?

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