Running back gradually becomes a trend. It is still not very popular, but in some countries there are annual championships and in a month the world’s fifth discipline will be played.
Just over a month ago we present the history of California Laura Cattivera, who by a strange disease can not normally run forward and decided not to leave the activity, run backwards.
But around the world there are many people who run back without any clinical reason which obliges them to do so. This is the cultists “retro running” (also called backward running or reverse running), a modality that gradually adds followers, to the point that in early August the World fifth of discipline in Italy will be held.
Apparently, and as with many other issues, this activity began in China more than a thousand years ago. Unlike the barefoot running (running barefoot), which grew greatly as a result of the book Born to run, Christopher McDougall, retro running trend seems to have a clear origin nor knows how it became popular in different countries.
The truth is that there is an annual championship of the modality in England, in Japan there are also many retrorunners, and even in Venezuela is an activity on the rise.
Colombian long distance runner, Alex Mesa, became fined in the US for running back on the street. Then he was acquitted, although with the caveat that henceforth you must use the bikeways for the activity.
In Argentina this mode yet noses stuck to the surface, although some coaches apply their running training groups in which for a few meters to run backwards.
The retro running has among its benefits strengthen back muscles and ligaments (which also benefits the traditional broker), the restoration of body balance, and joint protection. Furthermore, they claim that this way of running three times more calories than running forward burns.
Activity cultists recommend starting slowly, first walking, then trotting soft, and finally add speed and greater distances. As in conventional running, progression and consistency are two fundamental pillars.
The next world, as we said, will be in Italy, in three small towns in the north (Saint-Vincent, Châtillon and Saint-Christophe). From the 100 meters flat to 10,000 meters, including tests with buckshot, they will be the same disciplines pedestrismo in an Olympic game, except for the marathon. Yes, the marathon retro running also exists, but is not in the World Cup and the world record is the German Achim Aretz, who completed the 42,195 meters in 3 hours 42 minutes 41 seconds in 2010.