Definition of cross-training in English:

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1The action or practice of training or being trained in more than one role or skill: we do a lot of cross-training, so all employees know three different jobs
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  • The manager is expected to build and maintain a world class optical engineering team through mentoring, cross training and recruiting.
  • One such technique, known as cross-training, sees team members swap roles with each other on given days.
  • The researchers concluded that the cross-training approach was "an extremely effective team-building tool".
2The action or practice of engaging in two or more sports or types of exercise in order to improve fitness or performance in one’s main sport: most serious athletes in any sport these days do some form of cross-training [as modifier]: rollerblades have become popular as a cross-training tool for cyclists, skiers, and runners
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  • I have also been doing some cross-training and going to the gym.
  • In the ‘off-season’, I do a bit of cross-training with weights and try to incorporate other sports for general fitness.
  • If you're joints need a little lubrication, or your muscles crave a good deep stretch, why not add Bikram Yoga to your cross-training arsenal?

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