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Cross-training refers to the practice of training in different ways to improve overall performance. It takes advantage of the particular effectiveness of one training method to negate the shortcomings of another.

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Cross-training in sports and fitness involves combining exercises to work various parts of the body. Often one particular activity works certain muscle groups, but not others. Cross-training aims to eliminate this. Cross-training in athletics and sports is also useful for injury prevention, improved recovery, rehabilitation, and flexibility.

Benefits[edit | edit source]

Cross-training has many benefits. It can prevent injury, improve fitness, promote recovery, and enhance motivation. Athletes often use it to strengthen their overall performance in their main sport.

Types of Cross-training[edit | edit source]

There are many types of cross-training, each with its own benefits. These include Strength training, Aerobic exercise, Flexibility training, and Balance exercises.

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