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Walking Workouts with Intervals

Training Programs for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Walkers


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  • I use my iPod to naturally create interval workouts. Since I walk to the beat, I create a playlist that varies in speed, allowing me to change up my effort, pace and stride song by song. These are some of the most enjoyable workouts I have... knowing that I'm working hard, but enjoying being out and moving... challenging myself without making it so difficult I become discouraged.
    LOVE walking!
  • The best way to add might be to have a pedometer when you walk so that you can track time of walk and speed of walk and incorporate it into the tracker under walking and whatever speed you walked.
  • The beginner walk kicked my butt. I was so tired when I finished. It was nice. I love that there is barely any soreness the next day. However, How do i imput this workout in the fitness tracker?

  • ELLIE84626
    how many calories you think this would burn for a beginner? have never done this but might try, and yeah also no one seems to know how to put this on fitness tracker....
    Sounds almost the same idea as Tabata which I love! will be incorporating this on my next power walk.
  • Excellent common sense article. Slow gradual increases in pace and intensity can avoid injury and pain. Stretching after warm ups can improve flexibility and joint movement. Cross train with weights on off days.
    Ft Pro
  • I am a total beginner. Just getting out of my apartment and walking the sidewalk at my complex is all I can do. By the time I get home, I am dragging and sweat is pouring down. I pull myself up the stairs totally out of breath. That takes a total of 30 minutes at a steady pace that is I will admid slow. I feel as though that is a huge change for me and commitment is difficult. It is truely all I can do right now.
  • TREENA1231
    How can I get this on my fitness tracker
  • DALLAS0615
    Does the intensity include incline, because I have been doing 1 hr, 4 to 5 times a week with the average incline of about 8 and have not been able to drop a lb. My speed has been around 3.9 miles. Am i just building muscle here, as I have been doing this for over 3 months now. Any suggestions.
  • I need a fitness watch. Can anyone recommend an easy to use and easy to see (I don't want to wear my reading glasses while I walk.) ?
    Sounds interesting. I'm going to start trying "intervals" this evening.
  • I think some members might be equating the intensity scale with "speed" or "pace." A 2.8 is not the speed on your treadmill, it's just a way to measure how hard you think you're working, on a scale from 1 to 10. The treadmill will record your distance and total time, and from that you can figure out your pace to record in your Fitness Tracker. (I haven't found a Pace Calculator on SP yet; but there are lots of sites online.) For those of us who hoof it in the great outdoors instead, SP has Fitness Maps, a really great feature that helps you figure out your distance and your pace, and a click allows you to add it to your Fitness Tracker. It's found under the Healthy Lifestyle tab, then click on Fitness, then Fitness Maps.
  • How does one log this on the fitness page?
  • I have been doing the interval training on the treadmill for a few weeks now, and it makes the time go by so much faster, and I find I am not out of breath so much when I am finished.
    (since you have the rest periods in between each challenge) I think it is a much better way to workout, and enjoyed reading the article and related posts...:D
  • The numbers they give you are not what you input into your treadmill. The numbers are based on on a scale between 1-10 that you rate how you are feeling during the workout. The scale is below the workout.

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