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).
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
In Italy, power walking is called fitwalking.
- Reeves, Steve. (1982) Power Walking, Bobbs-Merrill.
PR Newswire (press release)
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:26:15 -0800
Santa can pick up a few last-minute toys while power-walking the mall. Or if he wants to stay incognito, a gym is also a good option. Not only will regular exercise improve his physical health, but it will also help him avoid the post-holiday blues ...
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 21:03:45 -0800
For those who tend to get agitated or angry, more intense forms of activity like punching a heavy bag or power walking can do wonders. For others, feelings of fatigue, sadness or hopelessness surface. In this case, motivation is harder to come by, and ...
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 06:53:08 -0800
Continuamos con la segunda semana de nuestro reto de fin de año “Pierde peso en Navidad”: en esta ocasión, intentaremos dar más intensidad a nuestros entrenamientos, tanto en el circuito de fuerza como en la sesión de Power Walking. La metodología ...
Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 08:30:42 -0800
There are a selection of places to get exercise in the Roanoke Valley ... hiking at Medoc Mountain, power walking or biking on the Roanoke Canal Trail, swimming laps or participating in water aerobics at the Aquatic Center, and multiple other classes ...
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:10:58 -0800
If you'd rather fight crowds than an icy wind, head to the mall for some indoor power walking. If you have an older child who has outgrown the stroller, have her ride alongside on a scooter or her bike. Self magazine offers a handy calculator for ...
Black Mountain News
Tue, 17 Dec 2013 00:26:15 -0800
STROLLER STRIDES: Call 407-0274 or email email@example.com. 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 ...
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 22:19:24 -0800
Maybe you're the one about to be late for class — or you're just a power-walking champion. Either way, people dragging their feet to go wherever they're going at a wholly leisurely pace can be frustrating to say the least. As opposed to how everyone ...
Thu, 28 Nov 2013 23:09:15 -0800
PARAMUS — "Persistent jogging and power walking" at one location isn't yet a category in the Guinness World Records book, but a 75-year-old retired teacher who has logged more than 15,700 miles at the East Brook Middle School track is hoping to change ...
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