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J Mac0123
12-08-2008, 06:10 PM
I saw a bobybuilder at my gym switching from running backwards for a few mins to forwards. I tried this on the treadmill at home on a bit of an incline and could really feel it in my calves. But is there really any advantage to this or was he just bored of running forwards.

SeanW
12-08-2008, 07:25 PM
I know that when our coach in football practice would make us run backwards it could feel it in my quads a lot more. But I don't see how it would be more beneficial for cardio, as a matter of fact it seems more dangerous to do that on a treadmill.

cphafner
12-08-2008, 07:41 PM
There is a girl at my gym that runs sideways. Like side lunges on the treadmill. I keep waiting for her to eat it once.

A.Johnson
12-08-2008, 08:34 PM
There is a girl at my gym that runs sideways. Like side lunges on the treadmill. I keep waiting for her to eat it once.

That just sounds like entertainment waiting to happen.

Yeah, I'm pretty sure there can't be anything good about backwards jogging on a treadmill, outside maybe, but on a treadmill just seems dangerous. Maybe I'm just a pansy though...

J Mac0123
12-09-2008, 01:28 PM
That just sounds like entertainment waiting to happen.

Yeah, I'm pretty sure there can't be anything good about backwards jogging on a treadmill, outside maybe, but on a treadmill just seems dangerous. Maybe I'm just a pansy though...

Well it is pretty bad ass. Thanks guys

AJ_H
12-09-2008, 01:38 PM
I'd rather do it on a treadmill than risk bashing into someone because I'm not looking where I'm going lol

jed
12-10-2008, 07:41 PM
we did this to condition for football, for probably 200+ meters. hamstrings were obliterated.

Guido
12-11-2008, 07:34 AM
It does hit the quads a lot harder. Pulling a heavy weighted sled backwards is a surefire way to ensure that you won't want to go up stairs the next day.

manowar669
12-12-2008, 10:46 AM
I wouldn't run backwards on the road. Bounce the back of your noggin off the ground hard enough, you're getting coloring books for Christmas.

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Mcarnage
01-02-2009, 12:06 AM
Bruce lee use to do training like this all the time, he would run backwards side ways skip etc... It has have some effectiveness