What it is?
Just running backwards. Very intensive and effective training. And besides it is safe: the risk of injury to the back and legs is reduced, balance is developing.
Why is it so effective for weight loss?
First, as a cardio-rescue retro-run burns a lot of calories. But in comparison with the usual running reverse uses more muscles, especially quadriceps. Therefore, jogging replaces a full training in the hall.
Just imagine: 100 steps backwards are equivalent to 1000 usual steps. And one round of retro-race replaces 6 tracks forward. A great way to save time, is not it?
So, the advantages of retro-running:
Retro-running strengthens the legs, without burdening the knees. This technique involves muscles that are difficult to work with during normal running: shanks, Calf muscle, quadriceps.
- Prevention of knee injuries
During the running forward, the movements are constantly repeated, which can lead to a dangerous imbalance and, as a result, chronic knee problems. Reverse running reduces pressure on the knee joint, since flexion does not come from the hip, but from the foot. Strong opposite muscles improve balance, which makes training less dangerous. Therefore, retro-run is recommended in the framework of rehabilitation after injuries.
Since you do not see the treadmill, you will have to rely on peripheral vision, hearing. An additional bonus is better coordination.
- Beneficial effect on the brain
Having diversified habitual training and moving in the opposite direction, you make the brain work completely differently. New neural connections are formed.
While at the usual run the body is grouped and somewhat stooped, when running back, the back assumes a natural, forward position. In addition, this technique reduces the burden on the lower back.
- Strengthening the press
A straight back during the back run forces the muscles of the press to work.