BACKPACKER caught up with Nate Goldberg, director of the Beaver Creek Hiking Center .
“Cross-training helps build strength in all different areas of the body, improve one’s overall fitness level, avoid injuries by not being too repetitive with the same activities day after day, and even helps avoid boredom,” Goldberg says.
“Most of the time soreness occurs 24-48 hours after an intense exercise, so doing a light exercise soon after can help flush lactic acid out of the muscles, prepare for recovery, and help alleviate soreness,” he adds.
The last thing you want in the summer is to be out of commission, forced to resign to life in a cast or boot or splint. Stay happy and healthy with these fun summer cross-training sports when you’re not out on the trail.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
“I recommend cross-training for fun and overall wellness,” Goldberg says.