Are you hanging out on an exercise plateau with no where to go?
Looking to try something new to break the monotony?
Cross training is a great way to break through training plateaus, add variety to your workouts, and improve your overall fitness thus leading to increases in performance. One of the easiest ways to cross train is to switch modalities such as biking or swimming instead of jogging or doing your regular workouts. You can alternate activities on different days or within the same workout. You don't have to give up your favorite modality, but just add a little variety!
The weather is on your side. We are heading into some of the best months for training outdoors (as long as it's not too hot). The pools are open and so are the bike trails. What a great opportunity to get some Vitamin D while getting some exercise.
Here are the benefits of switching things up:
- Weight loss
- Reduced risk of injury
- Improved overall fitness
- Enhanced exercise excitement / adherence