For years, I avoided cross training. I love to lift weights. If you told me I couldn’t lift weights, I wouldn’t be happy. I’d be miserable, honestly.
Just because I like to lift weights every day, that doesn’t mean that I should lift weights every day.
Why cross training is important for you
I understand that you like whatever form of exercise it is that you do. I hear it all the time from patients. Runners seem to be the athletes who most frequently refuse to do any other form of exercise. However, I see this phenomenon in cyclists, swimmers, weightlifters and many other athletes.
I am supportive of exercise in all forms. If you love one type of exercise, I’m sure it keeps you motivated to train. Over time, though, it could also lead to injury.
In this video, I explain the benefits of cross training several days each week.