Keep Your Body Guessing What is Next
After over stretching and no challenge for my muscles my body needed something different. After strictly doing yoga in college for four years. I realized the benefit of cross training and incorporate it into my weekly workout schedule. When your body gets stuck in the same workout routine it begins to become static and from what I have found and learned in school, is that cross training is very important for a well balanced body.
For me when doing yoga exclusively, I felt as if my body missing the hard cardio and heavier weight lifting aspect, which my body was use to throughout high school training for my club and school volleyball. And on the flip side, for those who lift a lot they need more core work and stretching, which was my husbands case after years of lifting for college football. It is important to incorporate a variety of exercises to a fitness routine to get the full benefits of fitness.
This past year I have incorporated a lot of different aspects to my fitness routine. I will expand more on each aspect in later blogs but, I do H.I.I.T(High Intensity Interval Training), Tababta, Pilates, Yoga, CycleBar and some Crossfit style workouts weekly, always changing it up and keeping my body on ‘its’ toes,’ to where I work all different muscle to gain a whole body wellness/fitness. Since changing it up all the time I have noticed huge improvement in my
core, overall strength, less muscles tightness and less issues with my low back/glute, which I have suffered from tightness for the past 5 years. Trying to really build up my core and work from the inside out. I find that when I focus on my core during all these training methods that it has really changed how I have been able to execute my fitness goals.
What is your favorite way to cross train? What have you found to help improve your fitness goals?