cross-training


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cross-training

Multiskilling Sports medicine
1. The regular participation in multiple sports–eg, basketball and long-distance running.
2. The exercising of muscle groups or participation in a sport differing from than an athlete's primary sport. See Training.

cross-training

1. A cost-containment measure whereby instruction and experience are provided to enable health care workers to perform procedures and provide services previously limited to other members of the health team.
2. In physical fitness training, the use of one or more sports to train for another. For example, training in both cycling and running strengthens all of the leg muscle groups and makes them less vulnerable to injury.
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For organizations that have compliance requirements, cross-training yields professionals that can identify issues beyond their individual subject.
Luckily, home-station cross-training had familiarized all heavy vehicle operators with hippo operation.
Cross-training is used more broadly now, as a way of encouraging new or moderate exercisers to incorporate all the components of fitness into a weekly workout.
11-16) The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate fitness and injury outcomes for women participating in personal cross-training programs (more than one mode of training) compared to women performing one mode of training or having no personal fitness program.
Each human-robot team then carried out a simulated task in a virtual environment, with half of the teams using the conventional interactive reward approach, and half using the cross-training technique of switching roles halfway through the session.
Cross-training not only helps maximize human resources, it also helps superior products to be produced at an accelerated, cost-effective pace.
Several cross-training programs are under way at the University of South Carolina.
Cross-training burns between eight and 12 calories per minute.
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Supply Community, CMDCM (SW) Jim Collins and the Center for Service Support (CSS) are working several initiatives to ensure training and cross-training are available online and in classrooms in several fleet concentration areas.
As a new approach to an athlete's workout routine, cross-training can increase power, add flexibility, build stability, and increase motivation.
This flexibility can be accomplished by cross-training so each worker can perform several tasks and each task can be performed by any one of several workers.
However, when I really look at problems that seem to derail an otherwise great shift, day, week, month, or quarter it inevitably was not the lack of cross-training, but instead a blurred line of responsibility that caused the mess.