Cross Training is an intense exercise program featuring dynamic exercises like plyometric jumps, and Olympic lifts while using weightlifting equipment such as kettlbells, bumper plates, & suspension trainers. The program is structured in such a way that participants are challenged to do a certain number of repetitions in a workout in a specific time frame. The professionals at 360FitnessSuperStore are well trained in the art of Cross Training and specialize in providing premium Cross Training & WOD equipment at the best possible price.
Due to the intensity and explosive muscle action of the exercises in a Cross Training workout, there are many benefits for the average exercise enthusiast; however, the intensity of the exercises which deliver the benefits could also increase the risk of injury if not done correctly. Before beginning a Cross Training program, work with a personal trainer and/or a fitness professional and learn how to perform the movements required for the workout. An individual should first develop necessary joint mobility (especially at the ankles, hips and shoulders) as well as joint stability (particularly in the core region) to learn how to effectively perform hip hinge, squat, pushing, pulling and rotating movements. The explosive and plyometric exercises in a Cross Training workout require rapid lengthening and shortening of muscles so if a participant does not take the time to develop the necessary flexibility and movement skills first, the joints might not allow a full range-of-motion which could affect muscle tissue and cause an injury.
The many benefits of Cross Training are due to the intensity of the exercises. High intensity, power-based exercises are effective for burning a high number of calories in a short period of time while simultaneously improving aerobic fitness and promoting the anabolic hormones such as testosterone, HGH and IGF-1 which are responsible for muscular growth and can actually have an anti-aging effect. Cross Training is an excellent workout program and is a great way for the experienced exercise enthusiast to add much-needed intensity and diversity to his or her program; however, it is not a recommended program for people just starting to exercise or returning after a long hiatus. It is highly recommended to work with a skilled professional and develop the necessary mobility, stability and movement skills before progressing to a challenging Cross Training WOD. Please visit the 360FitnessSuperStore and ask one of their fitness professionals about Cross Training & WOD equipment and their proper use and they will be more than happy to spend time showing you exactly what you need to get your body looking and feeling great!