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July 31, 2022

Walking Backwards

Hard on the heels of this past Wednesday's "Running Backwards" post comes this much easier variation.

I first started walking backwards when my knee(s) got sore from running, as an experiment: I figured maybe there was some sort of imbalance created by dominance of the muscles that powered forward running.

In my experience it works: what I do is time 1-minute intervals of backwards walking on my treadmill, holding on to the support bars on the side.

I recommend starting at a very slow pace so you feel stable before upping the speed.

You don't need a treadmill, though: just find a place that's level and smooth and free of obstacles and have at it. 


a backwards walk in my backyard.

No need to persist for any fixed duration: just do what you feel like doing.

I figure it can't hurt and more likely than not will help with not only muscle imbalance but also balance in general.

After I finished creating this post I wandered over to YouTube to see if walking backwards was a thing: wow!

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Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra duet

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Ice Fishing Huts — photographed by Richard Johnson












Many more here.

[via The Prepared]

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Find the 12 differences


Original up top, altered image below.

Answers here.

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World's simplest and most elegant timer


It's a plastic cube measuring 2.5" on each edge.

You insert 2 AAA batteries.

You put it down on a surface with any one of four numbers — 1,3,5, or 10 — facing up.


It beeps once to let you know the countdown has started.


When it reaches 1,3,5, or 10 minutes it beeps.


Turn it blank side up to turn off the beeping.


Features and Details:

Auto Power-Off

Batteries not included

 Also available in 15-20-30-60 minute version



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