Retro running, or backwards running is the act of running backwards, using the balls of your feet and making sure some of your heel touches the ground so that not all the pressure is on one area.
Retro running added to your training routines has many benefits.
- Retro running improves your posture, you stand taller and you’re more aware of your stance.
- Retro running uses more energy, so it burns more calories than forward running.
3. Backwards running reduces the impact on your knees and joints, plus it evens up muscle development, because it uses contrasting muscles to running forward. So give backwards running a try. Even try running backward while in place. Its easy on the knees, and very enjoyable!