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Old 02-21-2013, 05:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone tried walking backwards as part of their exercise routine?

I hear it burns more calories, less impact on knees, and increases balance.

I have tried it a few times and it takes a bit of getting used to but I can feel muscles that have been worked that I haven't felt in a long time!
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I do it but I do it in reverse.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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For me that would be a recipe for a head injury.
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only if I were wearing a hemlet and body wrap
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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LOL :-)

It really isn't as difficult as it sounds as long as you prepare. On a treadmill would be great but I don't use one. I map out a section of my walk where I can do it with little risk. I make note of what landmarker I pass when I need to turn around. It's a flat, smooth and straight trail. It's also a section that few people use. I get about 400 steps in.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:39 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I used to so this in a swimming pool..whittled my legs/butt/hips down nicely walking backwards And forwards!!
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