On my quest to achieve maximum fitness in 2005, I recently asked my sister Theresa what sorts of Crosstraining is good for running. She recommended Bicycling, which would also be my first choice, as it is non-impact. BUT! alas, I have no access to a functional stationary bicycle.

So, now I’m trying to think of other fun crosstraining activities. Here’s a small list I’ve come up with in my head. It’s really not just for running. Obviously using a speedbag does nothing for my leg strength. But, it’s a fun list anyway.

1. Speedbag boxing
2. Rock Climbing
3. Real-life bicycling
4. Stairmaster
5. Jumping rope

I would include swimming, but I have no access to a pool. Likewise with an elliptical machine. Any other suggestions?

4 thoughts on “Crosstraining

  • 1/6/2005 at 4:41 pm

    Rowing. I erg for 20-30 min at the beginning of each of my workouts. Your legs get a moderate
    workout, but it jacks up your forearm muscles (probably good for climbing too).
    If you need an example, check out my gun show some day (ladies free of charge).

  • 1/6/2005 at 5:46 pm

    Good suggestion TB. Sadly, I have no access to a Rowing Machine. nor an actual boat.

  • 1/7/2005 at 12:08 pm

    All in all I think if you want to crosstrain in the winter you need acess to more equipment or or a gym with a pool or indoor tennis courts/raquetball or something. If you had trails and snow you could snow-shoe or ski, but you’d still need more stuff. There are a few crazies who do bike outside in the winter, but I wouldn’t recommend that.

  • 1/7/2005 at 12:11 pm

    oooh, good idea with the tennis/raquetball! I think you’re right though. I’m goign to need some sort of additional gear. Hmm. Maybe I can convince work to buy a stationary bike. Or maybe I can sign up to a raquet club. that’d be extreme fun.


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