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How to Walk with Proper Form and Technique

The Art and Science of Fitness Walking

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SANDYAKALU

2/17/2009 3:03:32 AM


I WANT TO KNOW WHETHER WHEN WE WALKING IF WE WANT TO AJUST OR ARMS HERE AND THERE

CAROLJ35

2/6/2009 10:43:47 PM

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I'm not sure how many mph I walk, but when I use the treadmill I go between 2.3 and 2.5 mph. Ten months ago I couldn't walk much at all due to a knee that had surgery for cartilage removal and an arthritic hip. I took the advice of SP and did the 10 minute exercise and have now worked up to 45 - 60 minutes as well as doing cycling. I figure at the age of 73, my speed is not too bad. Maybe I can increase it, but will do it gradually.

POSITIVELYFIT

1/10/2009 11:45:44 AM

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I don't have a car so I walk everywhere - now I'll remember to keep technique in mind when I'm getting from A to B!

MARYKAY64

1/9/2009 12:21:56 PM

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Learned a few things in this article. Good reading. Now I know how to do it right. Thanks. Going out for a 20 minute walk now.

MICKEYTONI

12/9/2008 12:08:42 AM

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So helpful, i will be up with the birds tomorrow taking myself and my daugther for a walk.

KSGROTHE

11/21/2008 7:23:00 PM

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I liked your article. I took a fitness class at work once a little over 10 years ago where the speaker said to burn the most calories while walking, one should push off with their back leg to propel themselves forward (thus using the larger upper leg muscles) rather than kind of dragging (or pulling) the back leg as you walk which uses the calves more. This is how I walk now, pretty much automatically. I think the heel-toe walking promotes that (or vice versa). I'm not sure I explained that very well.

AED821983

11/20/2008 7:32:08 AM

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Thank you so much for the info on the right way to walk. As a former runner who has had to drastically modify my fitness style to reduce impact on my joints since being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, I've turned to walking a lot (and at a fairly steep incline on the treadmill to burn some extra calories). I always thought 1) that walking was just a slower version of running, and 2) that was why I felt like I wanted to run when I get going at higher speeds. I am going to try some of these tips in my next workout. Hopefully they will help, and I won't long to be able to break into a good jog quite so much!

AED821983

11/20/2008 7:31:59 AM

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Thank you so much for the info on the right way to walk. As a former runner who has had to drastically modify my fitness style to reduce impact on my joints since being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, I've turned to walking a lot (and at a fairly steep incline on the treadmill to burn some extra calories). I always thought 1) that walking was just a slower version of running, and 2) that was why I felt like I wanted to run when I get going at higher speeds. I am going to try some of these tips in my next workout. Hopefully they will help, and I won't long to be able to break into a good jog quite so much!

AED821983

11/20/2008 7:31:48 AM

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Thank you so much for the info on the right way to walk. As a former runner who has had to drastically modify my fitness style to reduce impact on my joints since being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, I've turned to walking a lot (and at a fairly steep incline on the treadmill to burn some extra calories). I always thought 1) that walking was just a slower version of running, and 2) that was why I felt like I wanted to run when I get going at higher speeds. I am going to try some of these tips in my next workout. Hopefully they will help, and I won't long to be able to break into a good jog quite so much!

JIBBIE49

11/16/2008 2:38:38 AM

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thanks for the new article. I keep learning more and more being a Sparker.

JAZZMICA

11/10/2008 7:09:49 AM

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this is great info and a good source of validating the way i do my walk! reading it made me realize why i am experiencing some soreness and stiffness on my shoulders when am out on my walk! i gotta get those pumping motions going from now on. thanks coach dean...

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