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Walking or running backwards has tremendous fitness gains though it may be hard to do at first

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By Team Lounge
Published Mar 25, 2023

Mint Lounge

It is difficult for the mind to accept such movement because bodies are built for mostly forward motion

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Walking backwards teaches your body new moves and distributes load across muscles

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There are mental benefits as well, including putting senses into overdrive, improving vision and focus

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The overarching advantage of backwards walking is to strengthen the back of the knees

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In warm-ups before matches across sport, running backwards and side-to-side are always part of the drills

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Even 2-5 minutes of walking backwards is enough for those who are not professional sportspersons

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Backwards walking should be done outdoors or at home, and there is no need to risk imbalance and a fall

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