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Power walking or speed walking is the act of walking with a speed at the upper end of the natural range for walking gait, typically 7 to 9 km/h (4.5 to 5.5 mph). To qualify as power walking as opposed to jogging or running, at least one foot must be in contact with the ground at all times (see walking for a formal definition).

Description[edit]

Power walking has been recommended (for example, by Kenneth H. Cooper) as an alternative to jogging for a low-to-moderate exercise regime, for instance 60–80% of maximum heart rate (HRmax). At the upper range walking and jogging are almost equally efficient, and the walking gait gives significantly less impact to the joints. When used in this way, an exaggerated arm swing is often used.

Power walking/speed walking is often confused with racewalking, which has rules to define what counts as walking fast and is also a popular Olympic level event.

Power walking worldwide[edit]

In Italy, power walking is called fitwalking.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
Sources
  • Reeves, Steve. (1982) Power Walking, Bobbs-Merrill.

External links[edit]


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Papermag
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:30:00 -0700

Nothing feels better than power walking through the city in the morning and dodging snail-paced tourists to the soulful sounds of newcomer Brayton Bowman's voice. "Sometimes you got to jaywalk," wails Bowman over the track's wobbling synthesizers and ...
 
The Recorder
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:36:46 -0700

For most participants, that means power walking the steepest stretches, he said. Both McCusker and Caffery recommend training on going down hills, rather than focusing on the uphill climb. Braking your descent on the downhill — sneakers slapping as ...

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Crawley News
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:46 -0700

"Now I'm on my feet for ten hours a day on the shop floor and I go power walking before and after work. "My colleagues have seen the biggest change in me and B&Q have constantly had to order me new uniforms in the last year because my weight keeps ...
 
The Edwardsville Intelligencer
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:07:54 -0700

Outdoor enthusiasts know, the best adventures are those experienced using foot-power; walking, hiking and (yes, it is foot-power) biking. Wonder and beauty are found in every nook and cranny of Missouri. Regardless of your experience level and ...
 
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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:07:17 -0700

Outdoor enthusiasts know, the best adventures are those experienced using foot-power; walking, hiking and (yes, it is foot-power) biking. Wonder and beauty are found in every nook and cranny of Missouri. Regardless of your experience level and ...

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Lee's Summit Journal
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:03:45 -0700

For months and years, we've taken walks together. Well, she's in her stroller and I am pushing her. Either way, it is good, quality time together. For her, she gets to see the world in comfort and take in everything around her. For me, I get 3-plus ...
 
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:45:00 -0700

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:17:19 -0700

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