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    07-06-2012, 09:42 PM
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Foal
Smile Crosstraining and fitness to increase rider fitness?

Heyy everyone!!
So basically, I of course love riding, and I am interested in knowing what you do to increase your fitness as a rider other than riding. Specifically (not just: "I like working out"). What exactly do you do? Do you join a gym, do you do an independent sport on the side of riding? I'm interested in hearing what you have to say!

God bless!
     
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    07-09-2012, 11:56 AM
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Weanling
I train in martial arts 2-3 times a week. It helps with stamina, flexibility, and balance.
     
    07-09-2012, 03:08 PM
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Weanling
I am incredibly non-athletic, but that isn't for lack of trying... at least these days. :)

My "sport of choice" when I'm not riding is running. I'm painfully slow, but it definitely helps with leg strength and cardiovascular fitness (i.e. I can do a posting trot way longer!). I don't seem to have time to get to the gym often these days, but when I do go I like to use hand weights to do a variety of strength exercises.
     
    07-09-2012, 03:20 PM
  #4
Foal
Yoga and Pilates are great for riders, as they help you develop balance and core strength :)
     
    07-13-2012, 10:48 PM
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Foal
Nice input everyone, thanks for the opinions.
I really enjoy stationary biking for long distances, anywhere from around 7-16 miles in 30 mins to an hour. I also like to do some different gym equipment.

Of course riding is a workout in itself.. (:
     
    07-16-2012, 10:39 AM
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Foal
Find a Cross fit gym! It is awesome! Riders need lots of core- abs are a must.. Sit ups, push ups etc. running is great, make sure to cross train on the elliptical to target varied muscles. I am a member of a cross fit and regular gym. My regular gym has a pool, and has all inclusive unlimited classes- zumba, trx, etc. I also keep a workout mat, kettleballs, jump rope, and ball at work, but that's an option for me.
     
    07-16-2012, 03:55 PM
  #7
Weanling
I agree with Coffeejunkie - CrossFit gyms are great bang for your buck.
     
    07-16-2012, 04:05 PM
  #8
Green Broke
Swimming is really good as well.
     
    07-17-2012, 08:46 PM
  #9
Foal
Thanks everyone!
     

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