How to Cross-Train for a Race

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When training for a long-distance race it is important to implement a balanced training program that includes the use of cross-training featuring swimming, cycling, and workouts with quality built elliptical machines in Albuquerque available at The Fitness Superstore.

What is Cross-Training?

Cross-training is a form of exercise utilizing a wide range of workouts focusing on different parts of the body, specific muscle groups. It is a well-rounded approach that pairs different kinds of exercises to support each other. Inserting a regular workout using elliptical machines provide runners the motion and cardiovascular conditions that are very much like running without the constant impact and strain on your joints and muscles.

What Are the Benefits of Cross-Training on Elliptical Machines in El Paso?

Runners who are in training for a race use cross-training to help increase strength, stamina, agility, and balance, all valuable tools to compete in long distances. Mixing up different workout and exercise routines also helps with concentration and focus.

Another key benefit that has runner using cross-training methods is to reduce the risk of injury leading up a race and during competition. Elliptical machines, in particular, present less risk of injury than running or even exercising on a treadmill.

How Often Should Runner Cross-Train While Preparing for a Race

When to fit in a cross-training session into a pre-race training program depends on several factors, including how long the race is, what kind of “game shape” you are in, and how much time you have available.

Program your time for various kinds of cross-training to fit into your regular training regimen seamlessly so that they are not disruptive of the primary work needed to get done. Work with a trainer to determine your goals and the best course of action to get the most out of the various parts of your training program.

Buy Elliptical Machines at Fitness Superstore in Albuquerque

The Fitness Superstore provides the best-valued products in every price category, easy purchasing options, friendly and knowledgeable experts, and the most sought after new and refurbished elliptical machines you’re looking for in New Mexico, El Paso, and the surrounding areas.

Stop into our Albuquerque or El Paso locations or check out our inventory online at  thefitnesssuperstore.com/.

Is Working Out at the Gym Better than at Home?

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Is working out at the gym better than at home? After all, even though new equipment is expensive, you can save money by buying used and refurbished exercise equipment. Let’s look at the pros and cons. 

What are the Downsides to Having a Home Gym? 

Having a home gym can take up a lot of space. If you don’t have a designated room, it may make your home feel less like a comfortable home and more like you’re living in the gym. Many people put their home gyms in their basement or garage to keep it out of the way, but this can add on an additional challenge of trying to keep your home gym the correct temperature. 

What are the Upsides to Having a Home Gym? 

Having your own home gym makes some people much more likely to work out since they don’t have to go anywhere to do so. You also don’t have to worry about other people using the equipment you want, or being around other sweaty people. You can wake up and work out, without having to worry about your appearance or the type of clothes you’re wearing. You can also use apps and workout videos to customize your workouts at home. You can even personalize your home gym, and put up artwork and images that are inspirational to you. 

Buying Used and Refurbished Exercise Equipment 

You can save a ton of money by buying used and refurbished exercise equipment from The Fitness Superstore! Stop into our Albuquerque or El Paso locations or check out our inventory online

The Fitness Superstore provides the best-valued products in every price category, easy Purchasing Options, friendly and knowledgeable Experts, and high rotation of Used and Refurbished Exercise Equipment in New Mexico, El Paso, and the surrounding areas.