Power Walking (fitness walking)

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  1. Sweetheart

    Sweetheart Full Member

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    Hi all,
    I've recently begun power walking, I used to jog but found my hips and knees cant cope (despite having my gait analysed and taken onboard lots of advice) so I've turned to power walking and I am absolutely loving it, no pain!!
    Cant quite figure my arms out yet but that will come with more time I guess.

    Just wondered if there are any other power walkers on the forum to share advice, progress and anything else with.

    x
     
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    amm451 Do Over

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    You could probably call my feeble jogging attempts power walking lol. I jog once/twice a week, but do a fast paced walk 2/3 times a weeks - wouldn't go so far as to call it power walking.

    Congrats on finding painfree exercise. I was reading an exercise magazine this week that claimed little benefit to jogging over walking the same distance except for time!
     
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    I was actually told yesterday by a body builder that 45mins power walking before breakfast burns more fat than 20-30 mins jogging/running. I would love to know how correct that is!
     
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    me too!
     
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    I go power walking ( did the half marathon at the Edinburgh moonwalk this year :D ).
    I've been told by my gym instructors that walking at 4.0 mph burns the same calories as jogging/running at 6.0 mph, but because walking, even power walking, is low impact, your hips and knees are not impacted :)
    For power walking, I always plan a route, making it circular so I don't double back on myself, and because I walk on my own, I always carry enough change for a bus home ( just incase I twist an ankle or something, but have never had to do this). I always have my mobile phone on me too, and my mp3 player for some good pounding tunes :D
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    Interesting ... I'm assuming this also goes for the treadmill??? I run on the treadmill 3-4 mornings a week but in the evening I feel if I should do something on the nights I'm not at aerobics but the thought of pounding the mill again isnt the most exciting of thoughts. If I've over-eaten I often do a 45min power walk on the treadmill at 4.5mph (little legs you see) so it can't be far out of doing it on the streets can it?
     
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    Well done on the moonwalk!
    Its the low impact on my joints I love, plus exploring the area I live in (only lived here since end of august)
    Good idea with the cash, but doubt I'd find a bus around here as its rural. Always have my mobile on me and even though I used to listen to music when jogging I dont feel like I want to when PW wonder if its because I enjoy it more so dont need the distraction as much.
    Hopefully get out saturday for a really distance pw, going to have a look on map-my-run for a route as I'll be at my OH mum's.

    Anyone seen any of the pw dvd's? How do they work?

    Glad to see others who enjoy it.
     
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    I couldn't run on the treadmill cos it wrecked my knees. I thought that the squats and lunges on EA Sports Active would be too much for me too BUT NO! I haven't had any repercusions! I needed to upgrade the resistance band but My measurements have reduced out of all proportion! I'mm SO happy!
     
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