Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Running Backwards

The next running craze: running backwards? Meet Garret Doherty, the worlds fastest backwards runner. His selling point?

"You land on the correct part of your feet, which helps your ligaments and ankle bones. In forwards running, your feet land heel to toe — but when you run backwards it’s the other way round, which is how you’re supposed to run, the same way as you would barefoot. And instead of the muscles in your lower back getting the workout, it’s the muscles in your lower abdomen that are worked the hardest. If it wasn’t for people being too embarrassed to run backwards, it would be a lot better for everyone to do it."

1 comment:

  1. oh, and besides the whole embarrassment thing, there is that whole "i don't have eyes in the back of my head" thing... but definitely secondary to embarrassment. especially for those of us who use the force (jedi running).