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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 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 an 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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PC Magazine
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:06:28 -0700

A neat iPhone app called Spring Moves ($4.99 per month) (its official name is "Spring - Workout Music for Running, Power Walking & Exercising") plays music designed to help you keep your pace up until the end of your workout. You tell the app your ...
 
BBC News
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:15:00 -0700

Power Walking, Jogging and Running. Springfield Park, Hackney. Run by: Springfield Running Group. Power Walking, jogging and running with a registered UKA Leadership in Fitness for Running Coach. clock 09:30–10:30. Suitable for 11+. BBC Sport Get ...

Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science Monitor
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:30:00 -0700

Hurtado and his team aren't alone in giving new meaning to “power walking.” Back when he was a student at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Matthew Stanton came up with much the same idea as he walked around campus one day with a dead cell ...
 
Washingtonian.com
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:26:15 -0700

I was power-walking with my friend Laurie on an asphalt bike path in Arlington that runs under the bridges of roads and highways and sneaks behind a neighborhood of ramblers and Cape Cods. In a flash, I heard a loud boom at the same moment that a tall ...
 
The Brandeis Hoot
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:02:51 -0700

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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:37:30 -0700

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:45:40 -0700

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Daily Illini
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:26:15 -0700

On Saturday mornings, Parks went on a three-mile, power-walking route with her friend. Oftentimes, Parks would come back after the walk and rest on her couch for the remainder of the day, as the chemotherapy completely exhausted her body. “It's not ...
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