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Some powerwalkers walk with weights.

Power walking or speed walking is the act of walking with a speed at the upper end of the natural range for the 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 an Olympic level event.

See also[edit]


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

External links[edit]

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The Franklin News

The Franklin News
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:26:15 -0700

You may have seen Candace Moseley, wife of president Jay Moseley, power walking around campus and wondered, “What's she listening to? How does she stay so motivated?” Candace Moseley describes her song list as “really eclectic” because of the ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 03:52:30 -0700

It could star John Howard power walking, Tony Abbott cycling, Julie Bishop running, Chris Bowen pumping iron and Bob Carr eating steel-cut oats. But the pick of the bunch would have to be Paul Keating on a trampoline – a comic image that is just ...

Savannah Morning News

Savannah Morning News
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:39:01 -0700

Wieck gave up two runs, both earned, in five innings of work against the Power, walking four while striking out three and giving up four hits. Baseball And Beer. While standing in a long concession line, Savannah resident Randy Burnside was asked how ...
Chestnut Hill Local
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:15:00 -0700

God forbid my old friends see me the slightest bit pudgy! They would disown me for sure! So: calorie-cutting and yoga and power-walking for me (and I hear lifting weights works wonders too!) Embarrassing as it is to admit, I am addicted to the bathroom ...


Wed, 15 Apr 2015 07:15:00 -0700

Jiggy dove and flopped around in spectacular fashion, leading lots of people who don't know how hockey works to think he was doing a very good job in the same way that the guy who is always power-walking around the office seems really busy and ...

Gloucestershire Echo

Gloucestershire Echo
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:27:01 -0700

Power walking tones the whole body and is the perfect steady exercise for fat reduction, whereas jogging will increase your fitness level but burn the muscle you want to keep." The way to produce the most effective results is surprisingly simple; it's ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:08:41 -0700

Yet despite being 'very sporty at school', the actress says she's 'not a gym person'. But the mother-of-one is a yoga fan - her mother started one of the first London yoga schools in the Seventies. Sienna also works with a personal trainer, power ...

Columbia Daily Tribune

Columbia Daily Tribune
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 22:03:45 -0700

I didn't expect one of the coolest moments of my Tribune tenure to happen as I was power-walking through the bowels of the Edwards Jones Dome in St. Louis. But there I was, racing for the press elevators with deadline ominously looming, when Justin ...

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