How to improve your power walking technique
Make the most of your workouts by checking your power walking technique against these markers.
Stand tall. Correct posture can prevent fatigue and injury. Pelvic floor should be activated, shoulders back and down, pelvis tucked under, tummy in and head up.
» Take comfortable strides. Lead with your heel, rolling through your instep and pushing off with the ball of your foot.
» Keep your arms and hands relaxed, holding them at a 90-degree angle, swinging them forward and back and keeping them close to the sides of your body.
» With each step, squeeze your butt cheeks to work your butt muscles. Keep your belly button back towards your spine to work your abs.
» Relax your breathing and walk as fast as you can – building up the pace as fitness improves.
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