Cross-Training or, When We Aren’t on Our Bikes

There are a lot of cross-something or others zipping around these days: cross, cx, CrossFit, cross-training, and plenty o’ others. So what is “cross-training” and why should you care? Cross-training is simply working out your body in the same manner as your main sport does, but without doing your main sport. The goal of cross-training is balancing out your muscles (and body) to improve your fitness in your main sport. It also helps to prevent repetitive use injury. Repetitive use injuries happen when we constantly do the same motion over and over again. Think “tennis elbow,” swinging a golf club, …