Pilates isn't as delicate as you may have thought. Here are a few reasons that it is actually the perfect cross-training for every athlete.
We know—you love running and given your busy schedule, it’s tough to fit in other workouts. But cross-training is essential to becoming a stronger and faster runner. Since the new year is a great time to try new things, we decided to ask our readers what their favorite cross training activity is. Give one of their suggestions a try.
We asked: If we wanted to try one new cross-training activity, what should it be?
Ernestine King-Johnson: Some type of Total Body High Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T.) Example: Good Mornings/30 sec Jump Squats, Deadlifts/30 sec Jump Squats/Bicep Curls/30 sec Jump Squats. All x4. Builds power, strengthens ham/glute tie-in.
Mallory Bergeson: I love kickboxing! It is so much fun that you don’t even realize you are working out and dripping with sweat.
Mandi Forrester: Weights. Strong body, strong mind. A strong back and core will make a huge difference running
Karen Arner Paules: Title Boxing!!! It makes me so much faster!!!
Mary Lou Spaull: Cross-country skiing in winter, biking and showing my horse in the summer.
Rachel Amanda: TRX changed my view of fitness.
Andrea Derksen Farrer: Hang Yoga! Amazing core workout…entire body workout actually! And FUN!
Kaitlin Dolan: Pure barre 7x a week
Belinda Lat-Egan: Surfset!