How to Cross-Train: 5 Alternative Workouts for Runners

Diversifying your training schedule helps stave off boredom, improve performance and prevent injuries. Here's how to do it right

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detoxmatters
detoxmatters

My personal trainer always recommends cross training.  I agree with him when he says that just lifting heavy weights doesn;t really get you fit for anything other than lifting weights.  Cross training gets you fit for everything.  Good advice I think you'd agree.

Awkwardly_Scripted
Awkwardly_Scripted

 Maintain a sub 1:35 split for 500 meters, then rest for a minute, repeat 5-10 times (for the ERG). Spin bike @ 100% output for 20 seconds, rest 10 seconds, repeat 10 times.  Set the wheel drag high on both accounts, and force yourself into anaerobic states that demand Vo2 increases over time.

CaptainBeige
CaptainBeige

Does someone want to explain why TIME or Getty Images thought it necessary to make sure people reading this article knew beyond doubt that the woman on the elliptical machine is indeed a "Mixed race woman exercising in health club"?