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New Sport Alert - Joggling

Yes that extra "L" is in there on purpose. Joggling combines the rigorous cardiovascular demands of jogging and the hand-eye coordination of juggling. This is no joke. People are actually juggling while jogging.

Jogglers say that the rhythm of juggling with 3 objects corresponds perfectly with the action and pace of running. As you swing your arms naturally with each step, you just turn your hands slightly to catch the bean bag. Not only does juggling while jogging keep you at an even pace, you'll never get bored on a run ever again! As if that's not all, a study conducted at the University of Regensburg in Germany, reported that juggling can actually make your brain get bigger. Talk about a total mind-body workout!

Well I tell you, if this doesn't motivate you to get up off the couch, I don't know what will. I mean, if a joggler can run 3 miles and keep 3 beans bags moving at the same time, I think I can at least do the 3 miles.

Here's a great video demonstrating joggling on a treadmill. After watching it, you'll get more of a sense of how the 2 movements really complement one another.

If you thought that was amazing, check out these joggling marathoners juggling in the Salt Lake City Marathon. Want to see? Then

Fit's Tips: If you want to learn more about Joggling, check out this podcast on It's about a man named Perry Romanowski who runs marathons and juggles the whole time. His goal is to joggle an entire marathon in under 3 hours. How amazing is that?

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Saturn9 Saturn9 9 years
That's amazing! I've always wanted to learn how to juggle.
rubialala rubialala 9 years
that is strange.
JustSomeChick JustSomeChick 9 years
I can't juggle to save my life, but I could toss one bean bag back and forth, I'm sure. Does that count?
Jaysa24 Jaysa24 9 years
That's funny, but what if you're not that good at juggling and keep dropping the balls, you'll need to keep stopping then starting, luckily I'm an OK juggler. I think if I were to try this at my local gym people would look at me as if I was mad.
smartypantssugar smartypantssugar 9 years
Wow. Too much hand-eye coordination involved for me. I can barely walk and chew gum at the same time.
Fitness Fitness 9 years
ciaxotina - that's amazing that they run faster. If you listen to the podcast I mentioned at the end of this post, Perry, the man they interviewed says he trains while juggling the whole time.
ciaoxtina ciaoxtina 9 years
I have seen someone do this at almost every single race I've run, including all three marathons. And yes, they've all run faster than me.
justanotherjane justanotherjane 9 years
wow, and I thought it was cool when I saw a guy juggling in his car at every red light.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
No thank you, I won't try this anytime soon. I can NOT juggle not matter how hard I try. I'll stick to plain old jogging.
nakatsu nakatsu 9 years
Ok I can see the logic behind this, but I can only juggle for about 20-30 seconds. Thats what, about 13 steps of runnning. Forget trying to run a marathon this way...
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