Brought to you by the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Georgia State University.

Fitness Walking

 
Equipment Needed
Variations
Muscle Groups
Guidelines
Basic Workout
Resources
 

Equipment:

Walking Shoes:

Comfortable clothing:

Places to walk:


Variations:

For all variations, maintain good posture, looking straight ahead with the chin up. The arms should move in a natural rhythm, either swinging at your sides or bent at angles up to 90 degrees.

Strolling: Walking at the rate of about 3 mph with arms swinging loosely at sides.

Brisk Walking: Walking at the rate of about 4 mph with energetic arm motion.

Race Walking: Walking at the rate of 5 mph with quicker steps and arms at a 90 degree angle.


Muscle Groups:

Fitness walking will work the following muscle groups:

Guidelines:

Risks

Safety


Resources:

USA Track and Field-Race Walking

American Volkssport Association

1-800-830-WALK

Many areas have local walking clubs.


Go to The Exercise and Physical Fitness Home Page

The Exercise and Physical Fitness Web Page is an ongoing project by graduate students in the Master of Science program in Exercise Science in the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Georgia State University. This project was created by J. Andrew Doyle, PhD, and was last modified on: March 25, 1999.