This new way of exercising will help you lose weight quickly. We present the “retro running” discipline which is a very effective and intense training method.
Retro running helps you achieve stronger and more balanced lower body while reducing the risk of getting back and leg injuries. This cardiovascular exercise targets more muscle groups and will help you burn a lot of calories.
The Benefits of Running Backward
Tones Your Legs and Muscles
Retro-running strengthens and tones your lower body muscles. It also helps you develop the muscles opposite to your regular running muscle group, including your shins, calves, and quads.
Strengthens and Tones Your Abs
Running backward strengthens your abs while your back is becoming much stronger.
Improves Your Posture
When you are running backward, you naturally keep your back straight while moving. While running forward you are more likely to suffer from lower-back pain caused by a slouched posture.
Running backward reduces the pressure on the knees and improves the balance between opposing muscle groups. It also increases your performance, while reducing the risk of injury in the back and legs.
It’s Good For Your Brain
Moving your muscles in opposite directions makes your brain think and react differently.
For beginners, it’s recommended to start running backward on a running track or a circuit with lane lines to guide you. If you are thinking about jogging outside, look for a visual guidance on the ground such as road surface markings.