Introduction to Power Walking.
You have seen them everywhere,...
But are they really powerwalking? What turns a walk into
a powerwalk? The first most obvious answer that the walker
more effort into their walk routine. But how???
- Should the arms be allow to swing with more deliberate motion,.. Or
should we be pumping forward?
- Should we become more deliberate with our overall physical
- How do we know that we are getting more out of our walk?
Walking has always been an ideal, low impact exercise that may be
enhanced at will. The availability to access a wide range of
motion as well as variation of motion that can dictate the level of
intensity, make it more even desirable.
Speed coupled with an exaggerated movement of the arms and legs,
increases the physical output of the enthusiast to perform and
complete a routine. The integration and modification of
these techniques can increase the workout from a moderate to high
impact experience and back again. At the same time, it also
increases the potential for related injury to joints and soft
tissue. Speed does not necessarily mean increased efficiency
or even added benefits in overall health as many health
professionals have noted over the past few years.
The Victory Strap was invented to attain higher efficiency during
fitness walking and running and acquire a comfort level previously
unattainable. There is now a dependable center of gravity,
which helps balance and utilize all of the upper body effort, no
matter how little. In the proactive mode of use, the force
exerted onto it is utilized by the body for momentum and the muscles
of the upper body benefit due to the fact that the hands are able to
use the Victory Strap® to create isotonic or isometric benefit. These muscles
bearing down against a fixed object create a benefit and are
utilizing the existing and immediate condition. In a reactive
mode, the arms are cradled and supported. They rock and swing
naturally with the rhythm of the body. The load bearing stress
(from the weight of the arms and their movement) that normally
occurs to the upper body is obviated, thereby creating a comfort
zone that never existed before!
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