Monday, April 26, 2010
Since I had my Half Marathon Saturday, I should have taken it a little easier than I did, but I grabbed my roller skates and hit the lake this past week! It was SO gorgeous and I had time to kill, so I decided that a few trips around the lake won out over doing dishes.
Ta-da! Going the right way!
I consider skating cross training in the most serious sense!
Cross Training Benefits:
- You get to condition different muscle groups
while giving your most used ones a break
- You reduce workout boredom!
- You can be active even when injured
- Reduces risk of injury
- Creates a higher level of fitness overall
Methods of Cross Training:
total body conditioning
Team or court sports
Skating..oops... did I list that twice?
What is your favorite way to cross train? Do you notice a reduced injury rate and a difference in your performance overall? Soon, I will be diving into a cross training method new to me...can you guess what it is?