What are the Various Retro Running Styles?

Retro running is also known as reverse running or backward running and it’s most famous in Japan and also in Europe. Japanese practice backwards running as a part of their workout. With increased utilization of oxygen. Let’s look at Retro Running Styles to upgrade your style.

As with today’s runners, there are various retro running styles that you can adopt to look super cool. Some of these styles I am discussing below.

Wearing watches

Mechanical watches are extremely useful gadgets that help to monitor the heart rate and also they keep the runner updated about the weather, and about the tracking on GPS. You can include it in retro running styles.

Usage of Wool

Wool is eco-friendly, sweat-wicking, and due to its lightweight nature wool has been used for hundreds of years. Nowadays many athletes are using wool for their gear instead of other synthetic materials.

Wearing Compression Socks

You might be thinking why to wear compression socks while running. So most athletes wear tall socks or running socks because compression socks promote blood circulation and also increase blood flow, and also they are not accepting the previous gym socks because according to research compression socks your performance also gets improved. Also during your long-running workout sessions, compression socks do not hurt.

Wearing Waistbands and Fanny Packs

Most of the runners wear waistbands, in order to burn fat. Waistbands are efficient in trimming stubborn fats which are accumulated around your stomach. Similarly, nowadays most athletes also use fanny packs, (that are also called bump packs) because they are easy to handle, and you can also keep your mobile phone, keys, or other accessories in them.

If you are sick and tired of holding up these accessories in your hand or pocket, fanny packs could be the good choice which you should opt for.

Running Shorts

Running shorts are compressed, breathable, and moisture-wicking too. Before selecting these shorts make sure they are lightweight also. Running shorts should fit so perfectly that they should also offer great flexibility.

Some of them also have side pockets along with the zippers, that are meant to carry your valuables, for example, keys, mobiles, and other belongings. 

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Ann Edward

Ann Edward is a fully qualified personal trainer. She has been helping people in the field of bodybuilding and fitness for more than a decade. Her career in nutrition and physical therapy has made her a fine addition to our team.