Leaning forward is a walking mistake that some walking coaches used to encourage. But proper walking posture is upright, not leaning forward
- To get into the correct walking posture, take a moment when you first step onto the non-moving treadmill.
- Suck in your gut and tuck in your butt, tilting your pelvis slightly forward.
- Now pretend you have a string attached to the top of your head. Pull it upwards so your upper body is lifted straight up off your hips.
- Give your shoulders a backwards roll so you know they aren't hunched up.
- Feel good and straight? Great, now start the treadmill and walk.
- Remind yourself as you walk to keep this upright posture. Every time you change pace or incline, check your posture again.