Letshego Zulu
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18 May 2020
5:06 pm

Why you should add cross-training to your workouts

Letshego Zulu

Cross-training is a great way to vary the stress placed on specific muscles and therefore allows faster recovery.

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I have, on countless occasions mentioned that when it comes to exercise, variety is key. One of the reasons is that variety helps to curb boredom and helps to keep things interesting. With that said, some of us tend to stick towards the same kind of variety without realising it. By variety I mean, for example, some cardio exercises like running, cycling, swimming and dancing. They essentially yield cardio benefits in the different disciplines, but don’t necessarily result in good flexibility or strength as much as yoga or weight training would. Focussing on a variety of activities in the same...