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).
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
In Italy, power walking is called fitwalking.
- Reeves, Steve. (1982) Power Walking, Bobbs-Merrill.
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 14:41:15 -0800
Unlike a group focused on, say, power walking, this group has not the slightest competitive edge, with members free to stray from the trail or even stop altogether halfway through. (The trails overseen by the group, however, are required to stretch at ...
Baltic Business News
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:00:00 -0800
18 months ago Tuisk Film Production produced a 40-second advertising video clip “Tallinn moves” where Savisaar is power-walking for 100,000 euros. When Eesti Päevaleht showed the Superman's video clip to three independent production companies, ...
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 17:13:43 -0700
Short bursts of power walking 'helps diabetics': It lowers blood sugar, say scientists. Diabetics are usually advised to avoid high-intensity exercise and walk; Scientists have found interval training had greater health benefits; Alternating fast and ...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:26:15 -0800
“I'm never prepared for New York's first snowstorm—or any snowstorm thereafter—so this year I'm asking for a pair of Sorel snow boots to keep my feet warm and dry as I'm power walking through slush this winter. I think the preppy herringbone print ...
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:03:45 -0800
At the same time, I felt like I was power walking. OlympicTalk: If your event in London was on the first day of the Games (as in Beijing, when she opted not to walk in the Opening Ceremony as most athletes in that position do), but you also could have ...
Kansas State Collegian
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 06:03:45 -0800
Instead of power walking to the bars, try the Konza Prairie Nature Trail. “There's something that makes me feel so zen when I reach the top of Konza, it's definitely one of my favorite things to do to not feel as stressed,” Shelby Rouse, senior in ...
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:19:43 -0700
At 5 feet 6 inches, Corn weighed more than 300 pounds. Her mother and aunt had just offered to pay for her to have weight-loss surgery. But Corn knew the price tag was hefty: around $15,000. “I told them no,” said Corn, then 39, recalling the exact moment.
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17:23:32 -0800
Alicia spotted a power-walking couple in identical beige baseball caps and white sneakers zipping by. One said to the other, “Oh look, an open house.” They scooted in, looky-loos for sure! I waited outside, hidden in the alcove of the bank next door ...
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