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Re: Walking efficiently!

Postby That one guy » Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:29 am

san wrote:Walking is very good for healthy life. But using your walk efficiently is most important part of exercise.

- Walk an extra mile, if you go at a 4 MPH speed it will take only 15 minutes.

- Speed up. Walk for the same amount of time you usually do, but go a half-mile per hour faster.

- Kick it into high gear. Slip in a 3/4-mile run before or after your walk.


Try adding a weighted vest to the walk. I walk at a fast pace 3 times a week, and recently added a weighted vest (20-30lbs). Now my unweighted walks are faster. I shoot for 55-75% of my max heart on my walks.
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Postby volleyball_man » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:39 am

just run and get it over with
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Postby That one guy » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:15 am

volleyball_man wrote:just run and get it over with


I walk about 2-3 hours a week total. For one it's peaceful for me. It also allows me, to listen to a few podcast, I enjoy. This is the time I also get quality amounts of sun. I think running stresses the body too much, and high heart rates for long stretches just makes you hungry. A nice speed walk gets my hr 55-65% max and I don't need to call upon too much glucose to keep it up. This way after the walk, I am not looking for tons of food to refuel myself.
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Postby volleyball_man » Sun May 02, 2010 10:30 am

enjoy!
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