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Walking Backwards

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 Chopper 20 Oct 2020

Has anyone tried reverse walking? Apparenttly it can be quite beneficial(until you collide with something) because you're using muscles you don't use in normal walking. I'm toying with the idea of utilising it for charity fund raising.

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 webbo 20 Oct 2020
In reply to Chopper:

2 of my mates one who is sadly no longer with us. Walked from Leeds to Ingleton backwards to break the world record, got themselves on Blue Peter as well.

 Chopper 20 Oct 2020

Anyone any thoughts on obstacle avoidance?

 profitofdoom 20 Oct 2020
In reply to Chopper:

> Has anyone tried reverse walking?

Spike Milligan did in his song:

"I'm walking backwards to Christmas

Across the Irish Sea....." etc

In reply to Chopper:

Can be quite beneficial? If God had intended us to walk backwards then ... um ... we'd be the other way round.

 Chopper 20 Oct 2020
In reply to profitofdoom:

> Spike Milligan did in his song:

> "I'm walking backwards to Christmas

> Across the Irish Sea....." etc

I recall that.

Post edited at 11:56
 nufkin 20 Oct 2020
In reply to Chopper:

>  you're using muscles you don't use in normal walking

If you combine it with squat-jogging you'd create the emperor of leg workouts

 jimtitt 20 Oct 2020
In reply to Chopper:

I can speak with some authority on this, I'm on lunch- break after 3 hours walking backwards pulling the bar on a rod bender. After 15 years of doing this I can't see it's done anything except give me back ache.

 johncook 20 Oct 2020
In reply to Chopper:

If you are one of the people who live by your phone, you could have it set for selfie and look past your magnificent visage and over your shoulder! Should be fine!

Enjoy. Crazy stuff is always great! (Try swimming the channel distance in a 25 yard pool. You don't get tired you get dizzy!)

 wintertree 20 Oct 2020
In reply to Chopper:

Try walking "toes contact first" going forwards for another way to use different muscles when walking.  

Difficult?  Un-natural and weird?  

Now climb some stairs.  Look at your feat - toes first!

In reply to jimtitt:

Is that the walking or the pulling that's give you the backache though?

 ianstevens 20 Oct 2020
In reply to Chopper:

Mirror?

 petemeads 20 Oct 2020
In reply to Chopper:

When I was recovering from my hip replacement the physio gave me exercises with a theraband around my ankles, to build abductors/adductors (still can't tell which is which...) plus walking backwards. Which I found I was rubbish at. Since then, and before the gyms all closed, I would add 400 metres or so of walking backwards on the treadmill at the end of my workout. Probably looked stupid, and not seen anyone else doing it, but I certainly got better at it - and no need to keep looking behind...

 jimtitt 20 Oct 2020
In reply to Toerag:

> Is that the walking or the pulling that's give you the backache though?


I do plenty of pulling without the walking!  It's probably that instead of being braced on my legs and using my bodyweight I'm having to tension my back to pull and move my legs under load.

 Cobra_Head 20 Oct 2020
In reply to Rob Exile Ward:

> ..... then ... um ... we'd be the other way round.

I am!

 Cobra_Head 20 Oct 2020
In reply to wintertree:

>   Look at your feat - toes first!

That would be some feet.

 George Ormerod 20 Oct 2020
In reply to Chopper:

On my bike to work I sometimes see a chap walking backwards.  As he looked about 120 and was quite spritely, so I guess it's good for you.  Or he could have been in his 30's and then you'd conclude it was terrible.

 Chopper 20 Oct 2020

Some interesting and amusing/hilarious replies. I might start off at the dead of night so no one sees me😂

Thanks

 graeme jackson 20 Oct 2020
In reply to profitofdoom:

> Spike Milligan did in his song:

> "I'm walking backwards to Christmas

> Across the Irish Sea....." etc


The 'B' side to the Ying Tong song. I still have the 45.  (expecting some confused 'yoofs' following this comment )

 Ceiriog Chris 20 Oct 2020
In reply to profitofdoom:

Did they get a badge ?

Meant to reply to Webo

Post edited at 16:06
In reply to jimtitt:

> I can speak with some authority on this, I'm on lunch- break after 3 hours walking backwards pulling the bar on a rod bender. After 15 years of doing this I can't see it's done anything except give me back ache.

Didn't Conan the Barbarian do that job before you?

 profitofdoom 20 Oct 2020
In reply to graeme jackson:

> The 'B' side to the Ying Tong song. I still have the 45.  (expecting some confused 'yoofs' following this comment )

Ying Tong yiddle-I-po, I remember it

In reply to Cobra_Head:

> That would be some feet.

You're on the ball with this one.

 Chopper 20 Oct 2020
In reply to graeme jackson:

> The 'B' side to the Ying Tong

Yiddle eye po

 Cobra_Head 20 Oct 2020
In reply to mick taylor:

> You're on the ball with this one.


Always ready to Tow the Line

 petegunn 20 Oct 2020
 webbo 20 Oct 2020
In reply to Ceiriog Chris:

Yes.

 jcw 20 Oct 2020
In reply to profitofdoom:

Did that take you back to Vienna?

 Billhook 20 Oct 2020
In reply to Chopper:

Wouldn't try it on on some of the Scottish ridges though.

In reply to Chopper:

Would the Steps Counter on your Fitbit go backwards?

In reply to Cobra_Head:

Too corny for me. 

 Cobra_Head 21 Oct 2020
In reply to mick taylor:

> Too corny for me. 


You heal.

 chris_r 21 Oct 2020
In reply to Cobra_Head:

> You heal.

You've really nailed these foot jokes.


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