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The Benefits of Running Backward #running

The Benefits of Running Backward #running

You can still run while you are injured There is nothing worse than knowing you can’t (or shouldn’t) run because of pain in an area of your body. But backward running can be done whether you have a groin, hamstring, knee, Achilles’ tendon, or ankle injury. You can also continue to run if you have back pain or shin splints. You will improve your muscular balance Running backward will strengthen the opposing muscle groups that you normally work when running forward. Forward running puts a lot of pressure on the hamstrings and knees. Backward running will strengthen your calves, quads and shins to balance your muscular strength. You burn more calories It has been said that taking 100 steps backward is the same as taking 1,000 steps forward, and that going backward burns a fifth more calories than running forward. Not only is this great to enhance weight loss, but for those wh...

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