Cross training: what it is and why it is important. Cross training is a great way to maintain or improve fitness levels, not only through aerobic exercises like running and cycling but also through lower impact exercise such as walking and climbing stairs. As mentioned above, the combination of both aerobic exercises and lower impact workouts create a better workout that any one single exercise alone.
So now you’ve decided to try it out – what’s the next step? You can do it by using a cross trainer. A cross trainer (or trampoline) is basically an exercise machine that simulates running or jogging through a series of springs (a ‘rung’), one after the other. The whole idea is that you get your entire body used to exercising in one, continuous motion, thus improving muscle control and flexibility.
You don’t have to buy a cross trainer; in fact there are some really good ones that you can get for free at many public places. Some gym clubs also offer a low-cost version of a cross trainer, usually for home use. One of the best brands for both machines and the Cross Trainer is called “Zynga”. Their Cross Trainer game (based on the hit TV show “The Perfect Pair”, which is like the equivalent of the British version of “The Apprentice”) is popular with fitness lovers for its combination of fun and exercise. It’s available for download online (you’ll need a computer with an internet connection) and you can also buy the latest version (the “Pro” version) for a reasonable price (around $50.)
OK: so you’ve decided to get your own cross trainer. Where should you buy one? You have two main options: either visit a sports store or go online to look for one. Which one you choose will depend on your priorities. Below is a list of 10 reasons why you should do both.
It’s convenient: A cross trainer offers an easy way to exercise. All you have to do is simply set the level you’re most comfortable at and start moving. This is great if you’re at work and don’t have time to drive to the gym. If you don’t have access to a store, try looking online: cross trainers often come with a variety of add-ons (especially if you buy the latest model) so you can customize the workout exactly the way that works best for you.
It’s cheap: cross training are relatively cheap compared to treadmills. They also require little maintenance: all you need to do is to boil them and change the battery every so often. If you want to really invest in your machine, consider buying an elliptical cross trainer instead: they’re generally more expensive but offer comparable functions. However, in case you wish to avoid these hassles, you can get a treadmill on rent in Jaipur from online stores.
It’s portable: cross trainers can be very portable. Even if you don’t have a running/walking path nearby, you can bring your cross trainer with you and use it anywhere. This is important if you don’t live near a gym: sometimes running into the gym is hard, but you can exercise wherever you can find. For example, if you don’t live near a running track, you can use your cross trainer on your patio or in your driveway.
It has many benefits: the list of benefits above is long, but there are other benefits as well. The most important thing to think about when buying a cross trainer is the amount of money you’re willing to spend. Don’t let your budget put you off, however, because cross trainers are available for as low as $250. Compare prices from online and offline and you’ll soon see how a good quality cross trainer can be quite affordable. Incase you are not looking to buy one, you can get a cross trainer on rent in Jaipur or any other cities by ordering online.
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