Cross training is a core strength and conditioning program, designed around compound movements while building stamina, strength, flexibility, and power. And, Fitness 4 Home Superstore offers a wide selection of cross training equipment at our three Phoenix area locations.
When it comes to Cross Training, one of the hallmarks of a proper cross training program is the lack of machines. Unlike other training philosophies, cross training is designed around body weight movements, as well as the use of free weights. Free weights are any type of equipment used for weight training that is not connected to anything besides your hand – products such as a kettlebells or dumbbells. If you began your cross training at a local “globo gym”, you probably learned in your classes just how valuable free weights are!
In cross training, there is much more of an emphasis on stretching, core workouts, and resistance – all using either free weights or your body’s own weight – all while working at an elevated heart rate. Other items that focus on flexibility & recovery, abdominal and core workouts, and plyometrics are a great way to build both strength and endurance
Types of Cross Training Equipment
- Home Gyms – A home gym allows you to enjoy a diverse variety of strength exercises while taking up very little space – perfect for your home strength training workouts!. Suggested home gyms include the Tuff Stuff SPT-6X Six-Pak Trainer or the TuffStuff CSM-600 Basic Smith/Half Cage Combo.
- Dumbbells – Dumbbells allow you train large muscle groups at once, while also working a multitude of smaller stabilizer muscles, which saves time and increases your heart rate! And, dumbbells are useful for sport-specific training as well! Suggested dumbbells include adjustable dumbbells like the PowerBlock U-70 Stage I Set Urethane Series Dumbbells or a classic dumbbell. set like the Hampton Dura-Bell Urethane Hex Dumbbells 5-50 lb. Set.
- Kettlebells – The kettlebell is a fundamental tool in cross training! As many workouts relying heavily on kettlebells, even if you train at home and don’t have access to all the other equipment your local uses for cross training, you can still craft your own workouts using just your bell and your body weight. Suggested kettlebells include adjustable kettlebells like the PowerBlock KettleBlock Handle – Urethane Series or standard kettlebells like the Apollo Kettlebells KB-16, 16KG (35LBS).
- Body Weight Training – Do you want to develop your strength, endurance, cardiovascular system and burn fat? With your own two hands and feet (and everything in between), you can accomplish a sweaty and effective workout anywhere–your living room, a hotel room, or outdoors in a minimal space. Suggested body weight training equipment includes the TuffStuff CCD-347 VKR Chin Dip & Push-Up Combo or the TuffStuff CAB-335 Adjustable Abdominal Bench.
There are a variety of other types of Cross Training equipment available beyond the above mentioned items. Visit the section of our website that talks about Cross Training equipment, or stop into any of our locations to learn more!