|Go for a ride to break up the monotony|
Here are a few quick benefits of cross training -
- Engaging in varied physical activities breaks up the monotony of your sport. No matter how much you LOVE your sport, you can benefit from a change of pace.
- Cross training can strengthen neglected body parts. Runners tend to have weak Gluteus Maximus. This can result in Sciatica issues. A little strength training and yoga can help.
- Cross training can expand your social circles. I love my running buddies, but if I only run, then my workout friends are limited to those few friends who run. Biking, swimming, and tennis can broaden your circles.
- Cross training can remind you why you love your sport. If you find yourself in a rut, take a few days off and do something different. You may find yourself craving that run, ride, or gym time that you had been dreading.
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