A New Workout…Walking Backwards

I know most of you are probably extremely confused by this title, because it is something that most people don’t commonly think of. But, I am telling you, walking backwards for a workout is so beneficial.

At first it feels a little strange to do this, but right away I could feel it was forcing my leg muscles to work very hard. When I first started doing this, I started on a very low speed to get the hang of it. As you feel more comfortable, you can increase your speed. When I run on the track, I even run backwards from time to time because it forces your body to workout in a new and different way.

Another version of this that I really love to do is walking backwards on a 10 incline. While you’re doing this workout, it may feel like you’re not burning that many calories but I have found that this is a great way to burn a large amount of calories.

While researching online for new workouts, I found an article that discussed the benefits of running or walking backwards which is why I really got into it. Here’s an image that discusses some of the benefits:


I found it to be extremely interesting that running one lap backwards offers the same benefits as running six laps forwards. You may feel a little weird doing this but why not try it if it will help get your body in shape?!

I have found that after doing this workout, the back of my legs are extremely sore which is how I know it is really working my muscles. If you’re willing to try something new, I suggest giving this a try!


Happy Eating,


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