We all know, that jogging burns calories and reduces weight.
But you might not knew that opposite jogging, or running backwards, has even greater effect.
Running backwards is an effective and hard training, that reduces the chances for injuries and helps you to tighten your lower body.
Not only that it burns calories, but it shakes all possible muscle groups, especially the quadriceps.
Only for comparison, 100 steps backwards are equal to 1000 steps of walking, also 1 step running backwards is equal to 6 steps running forward.
What do you gain in running backwards?
Toned up leg muscles – It’s an ideal way to shape your body, without putting too much pressure on the knees.
It reduces the chances of injury and it rests the knees – running backwards doesn’t have as much aggressive impact on any part of the leg and it has excellent balance for all muscle groups.
Develops your peripheral vision and balance – running backwards requires balance, because you can’t see where you’re running, therefore it develops your other senses as well.
It’s great for the brain – changing your routine exercises and muscle movement, forces the brain to start think differently.
Improves your posture – when you run backwards you hold your back straight, which will turn into a good habit.
Tightens the abdominal muscles – when you run holding your back straight, the abdominal muscles are just as included as the leg muscles.