If you've never seen the show or movie Baywatch, you've at least heard of the iconic, slow motion running down the edge of the beach. But how do they maintain such an elegant running form on such an unstable surface?
Allow us to help you get "Baywatch" ready with these beach running tips:
As mentioned above, this workout can be quite intense. You might be wondering why you should consider this as a training method. We've got the facts for you.
How is this workout so beneficial?
Compared to running on pavement, jogging on the beach is much harder, but also more effective. The muscles of your feet and legs have to work much harder than usual. Plus, you have to engage the stabilizing muscles of your core to compensate for the uneven surface. This helps your body develop a natural and very efficient running form while working your core. Most professional athletes use this in their regular training methods to help maintain and build a stronger running form.
Running on the beach is a real fat burner! Because the muscle groups involved in running have to work harder than usual, your body requires more energy. The best thing about this is that your muscles also require more energy post-run in order to recover properly. This means that post-workout, you burn more calories than usual, which is generally known as the afterburn effect.
Now that you know the facts and have the tips, you'll be running as elegantly as those Baywatch lifeguards... Or you'll at least get a solid running form out of it. Whatever your goal is, remember you're strong at any level. Keep pushing!