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Can Cycling Be Used As Cross Training for Running (And Vice Versa)

Recently, I was featured in a digital magazine called Marathon Handbook. This is a website that is dedicated not only to the expert or top level runners but is special in that it helps those just getting started or having trouble with their training. They provide everything you need from expert guides and tips, coaching advice, training plans, and offer support through a large community of like minded runners. It was a pleasure working with them and their team (shout out to Mia) for getting this accomplished. If you would like to read the entire article while also checking out their website, please fell free to click the link below. After exploring you can come back here and read the rest of my portion of the article and what I have experienced with my patients and clients.

Marathon Handbook Article -

Cross training just like in every sport is a very important aspect of a training schedule for every athlete. Specifically for runners, there are not enough especially in the recreational side who do not do enough cross training to prevent injury. Cross training allows you to get out of the usual cycle of repetitive movements, doing something, using different muscles, and muscle activation sequences that either complement or enhance primary sport performance (running) when they return.