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whyme7 02-21-2013 06:25 PM

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!

1dwing 02-21-2013 09:51 PM

I do it but I do it in reverse.

egr683 02-22-2013 12:28 AM

For me that would be a recipe for a head injury.

JohnRobert1964 02-23-2013 03:57 PM

only if I were wearing a hemlet and body wrap

whyme7 02-26-2013 04:06 PM

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.

Meggietye 03-05-2013 01:39 AM

I used to so this in a swimming pool..whittled my legs/butt/hips down nicely walking backwards And forwards!! :)

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