Tonya Tittle, Energy Fitness Personal Trainer Downtown Memphis Gives You a Reason to Cross Train
Do you ever get bonked on the head with an a-ha moment when you are talking to someone that is not in your profession or area of expertise and think everyone else knows what you think of as basic or fundamental knowledge?
I often think people just know all the fitness and nutrition things that fill up my brain as basic information. To me, what is basic often clients and friends share that what I am sharing with them is not common knowledge.
I have these moments often which is the result of this post. A client at Energy Fitness is a runner so I was trying to tell her she needs to run not more than 3 x per week but needs to get more cardio in for fitness and weight loss & target her lower body. She texted me back that she needs to get on the stair stepper. My reply….”NO, that will make your butt bigger!.” She was shocked she didn’t know that and suggested I share with others. I then proceeded to tell her about the different machines and modes of cardio and the different muscles they worked. On a side note, runners are often hesitant about doing anything other than just run, even when I suggest on a shorter run of 3-5 miles to incorporate some side shuffling/lateral training for a few short bouts of maybe 10 shuffles each side for 5 times throughout run. Runners, because they are only working one plane of motion, tend to get numerous overuse injuries. I have been a runner for over 25 years and have always understood the important of cross training and stretching/drills. Let this knowledge be useful, inspirational and motivational to try new things to shake it up, remain–or become injury-free–and become your optimal fit self. Below are the 11 exercises, but if you want to print them out, then click here for a PDF version.
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