A taller person may cover more distance per stride, but they are also burning more calories per stride, as it takes more effort to move the leg through a longer distance.
I agree with Coach Nancy - it is the total distance walked that matters.
Fitness Minutes: (112,042)
46,222 4/14/13 9:30 P
Leg length is not a factor when it comes to a walking test, such as the Rockport Walking test--it's the amount of distance covered in the time.
Fitness Minutes: (14,252)
9,646 4/14/13 9:14 P
Which walking test are you talking about?
Fitness Minutes: (3,646)
28 4/14/13 9:03 P
I read the time gauge of the walk fitness test, for my age and being female, but is here an adjustment for length of legs? I have short legs and when I walk with someone with long legs I can barely keep up.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.