From New Orleans Saints’ WR Marques Colston and QB Drew Brees to Indiana Pacers’ SF Danny Granger, many athletes are using backwards running to enhance agility, protect against injury and burn calories. Studies have shown that the toe-to-heel notion is gentler on the knees and requires 30 percent more energy.
If you want to incorporate backwards running into your cardio workout, check out Stack.com’s video on the Reverse Jog.
Some takeaway tips:
- Push through floor off ball of foot
- Reach back as far as possible with opposite leg
- Maintain good arm swing
- 4×10 using walking back as rest
For more odd ways to exercise, check out the 5 Weirdest Workout Trends.