If you’ve been pursuing personal fitness for a while, then you’ve probably heard people talking about the benefits of cross training. Cross Training is a form of exercise that use multiple types of fitness disciplines such as aerobics and Olympic weight lifting, to offer a comprehensive and highly demanding daily workout regime. In this post, we’ll take a look at five cross training exercises that people of all fitness levels can begin incorporating into their workout regime.
Simple Air Squats
To do Simple Air Squats Properly:
- Stand upright with your feet a shoulder’s width apart and stare in the front.
- Bend at the hips and keeping your upper body erect, crouch down until your thighs are parallel to the floor.
- Engaging the glutes and quads, return your body to an upright standing position.
- Arms may remain passive beside the body, or you can extend them out in front of you if you’re looking for additional balance.
- To add resistance, holding some weight in both hands.
Modified Air Squats
- Stand upright with your feet shoulder’s wide apart and stare straight ahead and extend your arms in front of your body.
- Bending at the hips and knees while keeping your upper body erect, lower yourself into a deep squat and be sure to keep your heels firmly placed on the ground.
- Hold the squat for longest possible time, and then return to the original standing position.
- If you’re ready to do something more intense, then these one - legged squats are here to cater you. They take a lot of practice but they do reward you in the end.
- Stand straight holding your arms in front of your body.
- Raising your right leg, flex your ankle and push your hips back.
- Lower your body. Make sure your right leg is raised.
- Hold for a minute and then return to standing position.
- Repeat with alternate leg.
- Do for 4 to 6 reps.
Squat Reach and Jump
- Do a normal squat and immediately jump high.
- Stretch your arms straight overhead.
- Do at least 15 reps.
Chair Squat Pose
- Stand with your feet and hip width apart.
- Squat down till your thighs are at the same level to the floor.
- Swing your arms up while doing so.
- Straighten up your legs and then lift up your right knee.
- Return to standing position and repeat for the other side.