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Jul 8, 2007 7:12 PM

Cross Training

What's your favorite cross training activity? I usually do sets of sprints, push ups, and sit ups, but it's getting to be a little boring. Also, I don't think it's really an efficient workout either.

  • Trish18 Active.com Staff 457 posts since
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    1. Jul 9, 2007 10:16 AM (in response to Wilco)
    Re: Cross Training

    Hey Wilco - welcome to the new community

     

    My favorite cross training activity would have to be cycling. I also look forward to my weekly soccer games, although it's a little harder on the knees on the FieldTurf.

     

    If you can, maybe mix in some sprints on the sand. My softball coach used to take us to Loyola beach at the end of practice in the fall and just drill us. It definitely gives your workout a little something extra.






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  • Active.com Staff 1,559 posts since
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    2. Jul 9, 2007 12:06 PM (in response to Wilco)
    Re: Cross Training

    Rock climbing has got to be one of my favorite cross-training activities. It lengthens and strengthens muscles simultaneously. I feel great after a session on the rock. Gym climbing is great too, I recommend giving it a try, you might be surprised!





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  • Trish18 Active.com Staff 457 posts since
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    4. Jul 10, 2007 10:09 PM (in response to Wilco)
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    Very cool. Oklahoma also has the ASA Softball Hall of Fame museum and complex. Check it out, the World Cup of Softball is there this week!






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  • Jill Forsythe Amateur 15 posts since
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    5. Jul 11, 2007 5:31 AM (in response to Wilco)
    Re: Cross Training

    I hit the gym and hop on the bikes and then lift weights. Other than that, I swim in our pool, just starting laps this week.

  • jinja Expert 42 posts since
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    6. Aug 4, 2007 7:19 AM (in response to Wilco)
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    I run, lift weights (aerobic circuit training with free weights), ride my bike, and swim. Oh, and good old fashioned yard work too.

  • Jay Silvio We're Not Worthy 1,775 posts since
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    7. Aug 15, 2007 1:40 PM (in response to Wilco)
    Re: Cross Training

    What is your primary form of exercise?  I'm a runner and I supplement that with elliptical training on a regular basis and swimming when I get the rare opportunity.  I also have a regular strength training routine of push-ups, pull-ups, and crunches to maintain muscle mass.  Other activities such as biking, team sports (soccer, basketball, etc.), rock climbing, kayaking, etc. are also great.  Find something that you enjoy and supports your main goal areas.

  • Trish18 Active.com Staff 457 posts since
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    8. Aug 15, 2007 3:12 PM (in response to Wilco)
    Re: Cross Training

    I thought of this thread last night after carrying up way too many trips of both laundry and groceries up to my apartment on the third floor of our building. Doing laundry and buying groceries were both overdue. Almost to the point where, as I grabbed as many bags as possible for each trip up, I wondered if it could be considered a new form of cross-training. Either that or a new event for some kind of bizarre, urban strong man competition. Hehe.

     

    Joking aside... Wilco, is getting a bike and flying around the OKC roads an option to break up your workouts?






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  • KarateKix Rookie 4 posts since
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    9. Sep 18, 2008 5:02 PM (in response to Wilco)
    Re: Cross Training

     

    For me, it depends what I'm training for.  If it's for a 10k race, than obviously I'll do different types of running workouts, but I also like to incorporate my martial arts training, such as training.  Granted, I've been doing Karate for quite awhile, but it tends to keep me very loose and flexible, which is great. 

     

     

    However, at one time I trained for Karate tournaments, so I did a lot other activities, such as running, sprints, weights, basketball, etc. 

     

     

    So for me, it really depends what I'm looking to train for.

     

     

    Javier

     

     






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  • breeset Amateur 9 posts since
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    10. Sep 18, 2008 6:32 PM (in response to Wilco)
    Re: Cross Training

    I like cycling. It allows you to see much more scenery and balances out the workout to the legs. I also use Tae Kwon Do. It is uses allot of high kicks keeping you flexible.

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