has a number of meanings. It may refer to the combining of exercises
to work a variety of parts of the body. In martial arts and, in
particular, mixed martial arts, it also means being qualified
in multiple systems or styles of combat.
particular activity or sport tones and exercises definite parts
of the body, but not others. Cross-training aims to eliminate
this — jogging, for example, is excellent for endurance,
weight loss, flexibility and prolonged use of huge muscle groups(such
as those in the legs). A jogger may lift weights in sort to build
muscle and increase upper body strength, things that running cannot
Benefits of Cross training
can help to burn more calories per week. For example, runners
who maintain their usual workouts and adding extra cycling workout
can help to reduce fat, without increasing the normal food intakes.
Runners could simply run 30 minutes more per week, but heightened
running mileage often leads to injuries, whereas time spent on
the bike is seldom damaging.
corpulence that comes from the 30 minutes on a two-wheeler can
make a big performance difference. For example, a female runner
who trims her percent body fat from about 17.5 per cent to around
16 per cent can carve approximately one minute from her 5-K race
time, without making, any other physiological improvements at
Increased workout intensity
who is already completing two harsh running workouts per week
can not often cavalierly add an extra red-hot running session
without increasing the risk of overtraining or getting injured.
Increase in intensity can do two main things. It can make heart
a bigger, stronger pump, and it can hoist blood volume.
runner has about 15-per cent more blood than the inactive man
on the street corner. This extra blood produces performance bonuses,
because it allows the heart to send more blood to the leg muscles
during exercise and more blood to the skin for cooling.
one form of cross resistance training adds strength to the leg
muscles. As a result, fewer muscle cells need to be activated
by usual workouts. This saves energy and act as a key indicator