Cross-training means complementing your running, cycling, and swimming training programmes with other forms of training. This will decrease your risk of injury, get you over any training plateaus/stagnation, and will solve any muscle imbalances you might have from your main sport. For instance, often in cyclists the front of the legs are dominant so cross-training can help you develop more strength in your hamstrings. Also, you want to have a strong core as with every pedal stroke your core switches on to protect your lower back. Furthermore, you want strong triceps to be able to cope with long cycle rides leaning over your handle bars. The best form of exercise is HIIT (high intensity interval training) combined with strength (weight bearing) exercises. Check out our BootCamps, carefully designed to incorporate a healthy balance of exercises with lots of variations and progressions - designed and coached by an experienced triathlon coach. Any questions just drop me a line, I am always happy to help!
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