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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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Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Sat, 15 Nov 2014 19:33:53 -0800

She's a busy woman, balancing her acting career with running a company, and motherhood to two girls. So it's no wonder Jessica Alba was power-walking to her next destination in Santa Monica, Los Angeles on Friday. The 33-year-old actress braved the ...

Irish Independent

Irish Independent
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:26:15 -0800

These are big, brave men as they face out this evening, with a shine off them from the feeding, the power-walking and the abstinence. The pint is an egg cup in their shovels of hands. Their first sip is a half- pint and a gulp in the full glass... I ...

Daily Californian

Daily Californian
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:11:15 -0800

But you don't: You're walking — you're walking with the fury of 1,000 power-walking soccer moms — and you're starting to get shin splints. You dream of having a bike, which could get stolen within the first 10 days of your titanium-loving ownership ...
 
Huffington Post
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:07:30 -0800

... without needing to pause for a break even once. I was absolutely thrilled! Last week, I walked four miles in one afternoon, whilst carrying two bags and keeping pace with my power-walking partner. And I was in no pain (admittedly, there quite a bit ...

EmpowHer

EmpowHer
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:07:30 -0800

You can make your Black Friday shopping into a workout by power walking or doing some squats, calf raises or similar moves in between shopping trips. If you would rather do your workout separately, plan on some light yoga or Pilates at the very least.
 
Lincoln Journal Star
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 09:37:30 -0800

Power walking generally involves striding briskly along while swinging your arms, swiveling your hips, and twisting your waist while staring intently down the path to avoid tripping in the midst of all that hyperactive motion. You've probably seen ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
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 ...

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Time Out London
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:22:30 -0800

What you're probably not picturing is being shoved onto a stuffy train or power-walking through the crowds on Oxford Street where the tweeting is done by excited tourists and fashion bloggers. Well times are a-changing people, and a campaign working to ...
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