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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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Radio Bío-Bío

Radio Bío-Bío
Sun, 06 Apr 2014 07:01:38 -0700

La revista de belleza y cuidado personal, VOGUE, destacó al Power Walking como la actividad física que ha adquirido más popularidad entre los norteamericanos, debido a que no necesitas gastar dinero en gimnasios y causa mucho menos cansancio que ...
 
S Moda El País.com
Sun, 23 Mar 2014 15:06:50 -0700

El 'Power Walking', como se le conoce en los países de habla inglesa, debe tener cierta intensidad, ritmo y duración para que consiga el objetivo de quemar calorías. “Lo que se intenta es andar rápido, trabajando al 65/75 por ciento de nuestra ...

Jewish Chronicle

Jewish Chronicle
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:32:29 -0700

In contrast to Ms Braunold's power-walking, Kisharon's fastest runner was IT consultant Brian Gordon, 42, from Edgware, who finished in 4.03. “This was my fourth and fastest marathon to date — in fact I was hoping to be quicker but it was too hot.” He ...

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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 03:07:30 -0700

Hay tres palabras claves para hacer bien este ejercicio: pulsaciones, velocidad y tiempo. Si lo haces bien puedes conseguir los mismos efectos que yendo al gimnasio. Aunque te parezca imposible, es verdad. El deporte de moda lo vas a poder practicar ...

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Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:15:39 -0700

Puedes hacerlo mientras te trasladas al trabajo o a la escuela; perderás peso y ganarás puntos para prevenir enfermedades cardiacas y hasta puedes combatir el cáncer. Estamos hablando del Power Walking, la nueva tendencia para ejercitar y una ...
 
Asheville Citizen-Times
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:54:27 -0700

STROLLER STRIDES: Call 407-0274 or email susannewillis@strollerstrides.net. Designed to help moms and their stroller-aged children. Combines power walking, body toning, strength and flexibility exercises using the environment and stroller. The program ...
 
Student Life
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:22:30 -0700

Friday morning before classes, I enjoyed a brunch at the Ritz-Carlton as opposed to the Luna Bar and large iced coffee that I traditionally slurp down while power-walking to class. Throughout the weekend, I introduced my parents to all my St. Louis ...
 
Arkansas Business Online
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 22:14:30 -0700

The national franchise, which was recently rebranded as Fit4Mom, offers a fitness program for new mothers based on activities they can perform with their babies, including power walking and intervals of body toning using exercise tubing and the stroller.
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