|Sweaty knees and ankles. Stay strong.|
My current schedule is fairly vague with the cross training (XT) days but here is how I imagine them going: bike 45-60 minutes, do 15-30 minutes of core training or strength training. Or go to yoga or a kettle ball/strength training class at Stroga. Next week, when I get my new toy set up, the regular biking will officially begin.
|Each workout involves three five-minute repeats of these exercises.|
The back isn't something that I ever think about working out. Which is crazy because it is so essential to everything I do. It is especially important, in cycling, to have a strong back and neck. So, at least at first, this back definer workout is something I'm going to do every week as part of my cross training.
|Believe it or not, these weird things are actually making my back stronger. It has been mildly sore for the past 24 hours.|
So here's to a stronger core and, hopefully, to improved fitness overall. It's nice to feel the burn in a place other than my legs for a change. You know I love to feel my muscles burn.
Tell me: How important is cross training to you? Do you have a favorite way of doing it?