How Cross Training Works

In Cross Training for Musicians, cross training refers to breaking up practice sessions with short movement breaks that serve as the equivalent to the runner who cross trains by swimming. Cross Training also refers to how the various therapies are mixed up and combined in different ways so as to provide plenty of movement variety (Body Mapping and Stretching in the above video, for example).

Cross Training for Musicians is divided by day; to use it, simply click on the day of the week and break up your practice sessions with the activities contained on that day. Each day features a sound file of Constructive Rest from the Alexander Technique, a sound file of a Feldenkrais activity and four videos using a variety of other modalities combined in different ways: Body Mapping, Stretching and Yoga.

The activities are also catalogued by modality and body region to accommodate movement breaks targeted toward certain modalities or body parts.