Types of Walking
- Q What is race walking?
Shelley Chermak - Elite Trainer, FitnessRace walking is a competetitive athletic event. It is a foot race where one of the feet must be on the ground at all times. There are two specific rules that are important during a race walk. The athlete's back toe must not leave the... Full Answer
- Q What is speed walking?
Maria Griffin - NASM Elite Trainer, FitnessSpeed walking provides a great cardiovascular workout without the wear and tear on the joints and muscles that jogging or running may cause. Speed walking requires steady strong, pumping of the arms to help maintain balance, momentum, and to get the... Full Answer
- Q Why should I do the walk-the-walk exercise?
Rick Olderman, Physical TherapyThe walk the walk exercise, which activates proper gluteal function and improves femur (thigh bone) tracking while walking,improves gluteus maximus (which extends and externally rotates the hip joint as well as guides the femoral head in the hip socket)... Full Answer
- Q How should I do the walk-the-walk exercise?
Rick Olderman, Physical TherapyHere's how to do the walk the walk exercise that activates proper gluteal function and improves femur (thigh bone) tracking while walking: While standing, put your right leg back with your hand on your right gluteal muscles. Contract your gluteal... Full Answer