As a follow-up to this weeks posting by Adam Kelinson, I came across a summary in the March 2010 issue of Runner's Magazine on cross-training when dealing with a running related injury.
Let's face it, there may be times whereas running is simply not an option. With that said, hopefully you consider cross-training on before an injury occurs as cross-training can help to improve overall muscle balance, increase flexibility, keep you mentally refreshed and -- keep you injury free!
It is simply a great alternative to consider for your active recovery days.
With that said, if you are using cross-training as an alternative while you recover from an injury, it's imperative that you choose a modality that will not aggravate an existing injury.
The input below comes from podiatrist Stephen Pribut.