Cross-training is a valuable tool for all athletes, especially those who engage exclusively in resistance training like weight lifting. Weight lifting produces a myriad of adaptations, including muscular hypertrophy and strength. However, traditional resistance training programs may not be as effective in developing aerobic fitness (1). For this reason, a deliberate cross-training protocol should be chosen, and Spinning® should be the first choice for several reasons.
- Improved cardiovascular fitness
- Caloric expenditure
- Strengthens lower body
- Reduced risk of injury