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Old 08-17-2011, 01:23 PM   #2
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Re: "Perks of Cross-Training May End Before Finish Line"

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Originally Posted by Ben Moskowitz View Post
Interesting article about cross-training for sports performance. Basically, there isn't good carry-over from one endurance sport to another. However, weight training does benefit endurance performance. Finally, cross-training hasn't been shown to reduce injuries. For instance, the only way to reduce running injuries is not to run (or run less).

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/16/health/16best.html

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I think you missed the main idea here - crosstraining maintains cardio-vascular endurance and health, but rowing won't help you run better. Crosstraining in an endurance sport for fitness is good for everyone, it says, just be aware that the time spent crosstraining in that sport won't help your performance in your primary sport. This isn't news.
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