Sometimes, I just have trouble walking in the drive position (forward). Try mixing it up with a little reverse walking (backwards) for an exercise boost and some more muscle stimulation.
“Walk This Way!,” posted by Erin Kurdyla at Self.com writes that the “backwards thing can be a little tricky at first, I started out with a warm up at a slow pace”
Ahhh, this is the first time all day that I’m sitting down. I didn’t want to waste a nice day so the gang and I were non-stop. We played frisbee, rode bikes, played on the swings, and even had a picnic dinner on the back porch. Then I put them to bed and quickly hit the basement for a workout. Tonight I had a 3 mile run on my half marathon training schedule, but I changed it up a little bit and added walking backwards to the routine to keep me interested. So, I walked backwards/ran on the treadmill for 40 minutes instead. Walking backwards on the treadmill is fun. Have you tried it? It puts less stress on your knees (great if you’re recovering from an injury) and targets different muscles. But be warned, the backwards thing can be a little tricky at first. I started out with a warm up at a slow pace (at about a speed of 2.5). Then I alternated running (at about a speed of 7 with slight incline) and walking backwards (at about a speed of 2.5-4.5 with slight incline) every five minutes. It was definitely a great change, but watch your balance when you turn from front to back on the treadmill.
Give it a whirl but be careful! Mixing up your workouts can give your muscle a challenge and keeps you motivated.
MikeZ_i don’t always want to know where i’m going.
Please consult your physician before starting any exercise or weight loss program.
Your physician is your very best resource.