12 Feb '14, 5am

Get fitter, faster, and stronger with great workouts borrowed from other sports:

It's easy to think that all the best training ideas come from the world of running. But distance running is part of a wider universe of athletics, so why not borrow from the toolboxes of other sports that require some combo of endurance, speed, and strength? "If all you do is run, you're failing to develop all of your muscles and limiting your range of motion," says Dennis Barker, coach for Team USA Minnesota, an elite distance-running program. These workouts taken from the training plans of other sports will lead you to better fitness, sharper speed, and a stronger body. BORROW FROM BOXING: ROPE "RUNS" "Fast feet are as important as fast hands for boxers, so they've jumped rope for centuries to develop this skill," says Ross Enamait, a boxing trainer in Vernon, Connecticut (rosstraining.com ). "Jumping rope also helps runners be light on their feet." Quick jumping helps i...

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