The Importance of Cross-Training and Versatile Equipment

Most people workout for a specific reason and will tailor their workouts around one or two goals only. This blog is going to highlight the benefits of cross-training and how versatile equipment makes it easier to do without needing multiple different machines. The most important benefit of cross-training is that it greatly reduces the risk of injury. When you only workout one muscle group a muscle imbalance develops that drastically increases the risk of minor and severe soft tissue injuries which can force you to rehabilitate for months. If you are injured cross-training can actually allow you to continue to workout while you recover. If you are suffering from a lower-body injury you can still do upper-body workouts so that you don’t have to stop working out entirely while recovering. Cross-training also is great for improving your balance, agility, and full body conditioning. One big benefit of getting machines that work out multiple muscle groups is that it saves space in your gym, so instead of needing 3 machines you just have one which also has the added benefit of being cheaper than needing to purchase multiple machines. Some of the best machines for this are cross-trainers, a great cardio workout that also provides a thorough lower body, core, and upper body workout. Multi-functional racks are also great for this as they can be used for a number of different workouts such as bench press, squats, pull-ups and cable exercises. A multi-gym is another excellent machine for cross-training because it allows you to do a complete body cable workout while only using one piece of equipment. Dumbbells,  kettlebells and medicine balls are also great because there are so many different workouts you can do with just those pieces of equipment, check out our other blog to find a list of exercises you can do. If you have any questions or are interested in buying pieces of equipment the staff at Fitness Equipment Ireland are more than happy to help. 

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