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Gina Kolata H’08 Weighs Benefits of Cross-Training (New York Times) Archives

Gina Kolata H'08


There are divergent schools of thought when it comes to cross-training – doing a second sport or lifting weights to supplement a primary goal of running, cycling or swimming. Does it help performance or violate the principle of “the specificity of training”? New York Times “Personal Best” columnist Gina Kolata H’08 looks at the science on both sides of the debate.