Spice it up! Your workout that is…
I’m referring to Cross-Training. Since it’s close to Valentine’s Day I thought that I would remind everyone that it’s not only our love lives that need a little spice this time of year. Some people may be intimidated by the thought of Cross-Training and possibly have visions of buff Triathletes but Cross-Training is really for everyone.
Cross-Training is simple. All you need to do is choose something different in your workout. It could be anything!
– If you’re mainly a runner, then try swimming a few laps for a workout instead (most High Schools offer open swim time for a nominal fee).
– If you’re a cyclist, try running.
– If you’re just starting out at the gym, make sure you alternate between the different cardio machines.
When you Cross-Train, you’re challenging your body in a different way than its used to and your body responds. This happens your body becomes efficient when it performs one task over and over again and you through it a curve ball by changing the task. Your body will work harder to adapt and learn the new task, burn more calories doing it, and you’ll fend off boredom.
So make the effort to try something new in your workout.