You’ve been going on runs for the last week and let’s face it – you never want to run again. It’s easy to get burned out when you continue to do the same thing over and over again. It’s officially time to mix it up! Get swimming, spin up at a cycling class, or pump iron at the gym. Not only is changing up your work outs good for your sanity, it is also good for your body! MTI Physical Therapy explains why:
MTI Physical Therapy Training Tip #3: Cross Train
Cross train to avoid overuse injuries. Runners who only run are prone to injury. Weight training will make you more powerful and an injury-free runner. Plyometrics drills like box jumps will make you a more effective runner. Low impact sports like biking and swimming will help build your cardiovascular endurance with less trauma to your body.