Cross Training: Getting Started

Every year we make the commitment to become healthier and more fit, so we end up signing for a gym member, and initially you are hitting the gym regularly, but overtime things begin to change. After the first month, you find yourself trying to think of excuses to skip gym or just end up avoiding it altogether. This is because we usually end up sticking to the same routine, and overtime, our body gets used to the same level of activity, so we stop seeing any results as well. This is where cross training comes in, now cross training basically involves an exercise regimen that has a variety of different training modes and exercises together in order to improve a certain fitness component.

Now, you can opt for a cross trainer in order to have a consistent routine, however, if you are not looking to get a trainer, you can consult miosuperhealth.com, a website that will provide you  guide to potential exercises you could try, or even connect you to a trainer if you happen to feel like you need one.

Incorporating cross training in your regular gym routine is actually a really easy task, and you can change your routine as you find most convenient. You can start by having certain days allocated to certain machines/exercises, for instance, if you are doing resistance training, you can do 30 minutes of running one day, and then 30 minutes of cycling, rowing and so on the next few days. You can also do short intervals of multiple exercises and machines on the same day, like getting in 10 minutes of running, 10 minutes of cycling and 10 minutes of elliptical to get in a combined 30 minutes a day and so on. This way you are working all your target muscle groups and not bore yourself in the process as well.