Cross Training — Push Your Fitness to a New Level

//Cross Training — Push Your Fitness to a New Level

Cross Training — Push Your Fitness to a New Level

By |2019-12-06T11:07:20+00:00December 9th, 2019|Blog|

In the pursuit of better performance, a perfect midsection with an impressive six-pack, and improved strength, it’s important to explore every method available.

A lot of people get stuck with a single school of thought or technique, falling into a rut that is difficult to get out of. Reinventing your workouts can help you get over plateaus constructively to achieve maximum strength and endurance.

Cross training typically uses several modes of training, incorporating them into productive and vigorous workouts. The exercise regimen combines several different workout strategies, such as boxing, running, bodybuilding, and Pilates, into a single comprehensive training session.

Cross-training approaches have become quite popular in the military, NHL, and other athletic groups because of the numerous benefits they offer.

Here are the top reasons why you should try to incorporate cross-training in your fitness regimen:

Reduced Risk of Injury

Cross-training spreads the cumulative level of stress over additional joints and muscles, instead of focusing on one area. This means that individuals can exercise for longer and more frequently, without worrying about excessively overloading and injuring vulnerable parts of the body—such as the hips, knees, feet, and shoulders.

However, it’s important to strike a balance in your cross-training routine to achieve optimal fitness and avoid orthopedic stress in a particular area.

Enhanced Weight Loss

Cross-training enables individuals who want to lose excess fat and weight by helping them burn significant calories in a single session. According to research, people have a better chance of getting their desired weight loss results by exercising at a moderate level of intensity for relatively longer durations, instead of short, high-intensity workouts.

Improved Total Fitness

Cross-training offers improved overall fitness, which includes developing muscular fitness as well as improving endurance levels. The aerobic conditioning, combined with strength training, works on the entire body, which creates a balanced result for better total fitness.

Enhanced Exercise Adherence

Cross-training doesn’t involve the same routine over and over again. Rather, it encourages individuals to mix up the routine and incorporate new techniques and types of equipment. This ensures the active participation of the individual without getting bored or injured. It also keeps the person motivated and increases their ability to stick to the workouts.

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About: Dr. Douglas Stoddard is a sports medicine physician and is the Medical Director of the Sports & Exercise Medicine Institute (SEMI). After receiving his medical degree from the University of Toronto, he trained in Australia at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, obtaining his Master Degree in Sports Medicine. He is also a diplomat of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine and has his focussed practice designation in Sport Medicine from the Ontario Medical Association. Dr. Stoddard is a consultant to the Canadian Military and has consulted with well over 30,000 unique patients in his career. Dr. Stoddard is constantly searching for new and promising therapies to help SEMI patients, and is responsible for developing the RegenerVate Medical Injection Therapy Program. He is the proud father of two boys, is an avid triathlete and occasional guitar player.

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