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Walking with incremental weights?

What effects can be expected from daily morning walks with incremental weights, like adding 1 kg every 5 days? Starting off with 25 kg or ~55 lb. At some point, after like 4 months, I'll be walking ...
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What is the thesis behind Leonard Schwartz' Heavy Hands

I love to walk and am looking at upping my game. I stumbled upon Heavyhands Walking by Leonard Schwartz see here Before I buy the book I thought I should ask folks here of their expert opinion on what ...
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Walking benefits

They say walking is good for health. But even above article sometimes mentiones brisk walking. So I am confused. Is normal walking, e.g. with normal speed how you would say walk in the street, also ...
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Is toe walking unhealthy?

Recently I was introduced to jogging. As a side effect I adopted a toe-contacts-first walking style. The heel usually contacts the ground towards the end of the step, taking up a lot of weight, but ...
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Natural long stride - compatible with elliptical trainer?

I'm contemplating buying my first elliptical trainer. Budget isn't much of an issue, so I'm not limited to any specific models. I'm not asking for buying recommendations, but the fast I'm not limited ...
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Best method of jogging

Which is the best technique of jogging out of following 2 that will have a better / faster results when it comes to weight reduction? Start by walking for about 5 mins, then continuously jog for 40 ...
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Walking vs. Running Shoes

Everyday, I walk at a minimum 4-5 miles (because I don't drive). With this much walking, I feel there is a significant potential to injure my legs if I don't use proper support. Since my current ...
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50 km / 30 mi march in a week - how to prepare?

I've got a 30 mile march in a week. It's not a race but there's a time limit of 12 hours to finish the course. I'm quite fit and took part in a similar event last year, but my girlfriend is less fit ...
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Has a study been done about the benefits of a manual treadmill desk?

I found a study comparing the health benefits of standing desks and treadmill desks [here]. The overall conclusion is that standing desks provide some benefit, but treadmill desks provide a lot. It's ...
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How to prepare for long distance walking for physical fitness test?

A job interview requires the male candidates to walk 26 kilometres within 4 hours as a test of Physical fitness. Quoted below is an excerpt from the guidelines: The First Phase Test for Forester-I ...
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What are the pros and cons of running versus walking?

I enjoy going for long -- I mean, ten mile -- walks. Part of this is because I was training for the Susan B. Komen 3-Day Walk about a year ago, and I got into the habit of taking very long walks ...
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What are workouts that I can do at home instead of walking outside?

I don't walk and even when I plan to walk I just say I will do that tomorrow and I don't. So I say to myself I should try something at home. I don't want to buy anything, do you know any workouts that ...
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Getting blister-y feet after long evening walks

Since the New Year, I've been doing 2-3 hours walk every night, while eating less. People remark that I look like I'm 30 lbs lighter now in April. I feel good but not that good ... My question is: ...
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How to calculate calorie burned walking steps?

I need the formula to make a step count application. I need the formula to calculate 1 step of calories without a GPS. I have variables (sex,age,weight,height,step) I have found this formula : ...
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What's the best depth for water walking?

I experience intense back pain when walking, and my massage therapist recommended that I walk in the pool instead of walking on dry land. My pool ranges in depth from 3 1/2 feet at the shallow end to ...
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How to make a slow walking burn more calories?

I walk with my kid. If I walk at her speed, I cannot exercise enough. If she runs with me, she cannot last long. If I run and she walks, she is out of my sight and may be dangerous. I am looking for a ...
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Walking in order to burn fat

I am currently reading Biochemistry for Sport and Exercise Metabolism, and there is an interesting chart that shows how if your exercise pace is low (e.g. walking), human body is primarily using body ...
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wearable that provides raw sensor data export [closed]

I would like to export raw accelerometer (and possibly other sensor) data from a wearable device (i.e. not just processed data such as number of steps and velocity, but x/y/z acceleration data and ...
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Can muscle glycogen be fully replenished with any food source that contains glucose?

For example, if one were stranded in a survival situation could they eat only wild edible leafy plants, such as goose grass and dandelions, and eventually fully replenish all of the bodies muscle ...
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treadmills vs walking

I am 300+ lbs Obelix. Still struggling with Obesity. I am NOT looking for recommendation - "Oh you dont need this ... have you tried this ...tried that ? " I have a precise question. If I spend 2 ...
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Ultramarathons: would 'racewalking' be faster?

For races which are long enough that the average speed falls below the maximum speed achievable via a 'walking' style of movement, is it more energy efficient to 'walk' at that speed as opposed to ...
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Treadmill: Importance of belt width?

Treadmills come in different belt widths. From a workout perspective, what is the importance of belt width?
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How to choose manual treadmill for rucking

I would like to have manual treadmill at home for rucking. So far I have opportunity to test only one model. The model I have tested has fixed incline (kind of steep one). The experience was really ...
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If a person has a very active job and wants to train for a race, can it substitute easy runs?

Some occupations involve plenty of walking. Think of construction workers, production floor managers, janitors, stock clerks, mechanics, tour guides, etc. It's possible to exceed 10,000 steps at work....
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Is it correct that walking is better than jogging to reduce thighs and inner thighs fats?

I've been doing sport, particularly, walking, for around 1 year. Each day, 7 days per week. I didn't use a specific diet, but I cut eating any sort of sugars during the week, except for weekends, ...
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How long will it take to get used to current level of exercise?

Right now I am not exercising. As in 0 formal exercise. I believe in integrating physical activity that I like in my daily life, as opposed to formal exercising in the gym. Except I have two puppies ...
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how to calculate calorie from pedometer?

How can I convert pedometer steps to calories burned? Can anybody explain this to me? I know there is a lot of variables (sex,age,weight), but, I don't know the heart rate. I need to know how are ...
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How can I improve walking stamina without walking?

I'm signed up for a 26 mile sponsored walk in September 2012. I enjoy walking but don't have experience of walking for longer distances. I am planning on taking progressively longer walks. Is there ...
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Will wearing ankle weights all day long make any difference?

If I wore them when I'm not exercising, like if I wore them at work (I work in an office), or at home, all day, would it be like a passive form of exercise? To estimate how much I walk: I guess I ...
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Crossfit distance, how reliable is it?

First of all I'd like to say that I'm extremely unfit, with me being 5"10 and weighing in at 125kg. I am trying to get fit enough to go on a skiing trip with some friends at work in February so I've ...
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Treadmill desks - do they work when trying to lose weight, and what are potential problems to look out for?

It's really all in the title... I'm looking for ways to incorporate a bit more exercise into a desk-worker's life, and I recently stumbled over the idea of building a treadmill desk. Wikipedia: ...
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Simulate Couch to 5K at Home

I wish to start Couch to 5k soon. Due to logistics, family, etc, I am confined to exercise in my apartment (at least till it warms up again) How to do couch to 5k standing in one place. I know how ...
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How can I stop a burning sensation in the legs during/after walking?

I'm a "morbidly obese" guy who recently went from a work-from-home position to a commuting job. Part of my commute includes a half mile walk from the train station to the office building where I am ...
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Does walking, running and jogging improve the health?

I am a working person and I don't do much exercise except I go for walking, running and jogging every week. Will it improve my health or not and how?
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Do you burn more calories walking when you're young or old?

My intuition tells me that as you age, activities like walking should be more calorie intensive. This is because as you age, activities like walking should become more strenuous. You will require a ...
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Would adding weight to a daily work increase any benefit?

The rule with trying to lose weight is to burn more in exercise than what you eat. Eating healthy reduces the chance of you over eating and taking in more calories than you would burn off. I'm ...
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Benefits of Overhead KB Walks

Can someone explain to me cumulative benefits of the following: Friend and I went for a Saturday walk at a park. We each had a kettle bells and they weighed 35lbs and 55lbs respectively. The track ...
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Ball vs heel strike when walking or light jogging?

I've found I have two different foot usages when I walk, stride or lightly jog/run. Sometimes I touch down with the heel first. I either roll or more usually, tread/lift. Other times I extend the ...
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What's the highest heart rate that I can exercise and still be very fresh for work?

Walking and cycling to work can be healthy and can save money. Exercise is even known to improve productivity. Since tiredness affects job performance especially if it's a physical job, it's very ...
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Numb Tingeling in Big Toes [closed]

Me: Overweight 30 year old male. This year has been a particularly inactive year* leading me to grow increasingly interested in getting into shape. Because of this, and other reasons, this lead me to ...
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Muscles involved in Walking with different way

When I am walking i observed I have two mode, in one I am walking normal way with all my body felling no tension, other one is in which my torso fill bit of stiff, it is feeling like walking by ...
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How to determine my level of activeness?

http://www.calculator.net/calorie-calculator.html That calculator requires to know my level of activeness. I take a brisk walk of 10 minutes daily. Personal info: My height is 162.6 cm, age is 34,...
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How to choose a treadmill for a Walking Desk aka Treadmill Desk

These might be the characteristics of a decent treadmill for running: powerful motor max speed. The more, the better. hydraulic incline adjustment weight of the device. 70kg unit will be, on average, ...
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My body has adapted to walking

I started dieting and walking about 4 months ago, building up to around 60-70 miles a week, and lost 11kg/23lbs up to the middle of May ... But the last month I have had no weight loss so I think my ...
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What is the best time for a short walk before or after the meal? [closed]

I was wondering what is the best time for a short brisk walk, before or after a heavy meal. I searched for it but I found some people online suggesting to walk after the meal citing some of the ...
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Right way to calculate calories loss while dieting and exercising

I am 48, male, 5 foot 9 inches tall, and weigh around 99 kg (so yes, obese). I am a little confused by the way to determine what weight I should be losing in a week or a month. Based on my age, ...
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Why will walking 10 miles leave you with more energy?

From: What are the pros and cons of running versus walking? If you run 10 miles, you will probably find it hard to do anything else the rest of the day. Walking 10 miles will leave you will more ...
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Walk one hour daily during evening [closed]

I am planning to start walking from my work place to my home. It will take 1 hour and 15 minutes(about 6 KM) to reach at my home. Is there anything strange ? Is it okay for a man aged 28 ?
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Should your pelvis rotate when you walk and run?

chirunning.com says yes: The next step, once you've learned how to level your pelvis, is to learn to move that level pelvis as you walk and run. This happens by allowing your pelvis to rotate in the ...
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Back pain after standing still but not after walking [closed]

I was in public transport this day standing for about an hour. Now I noticed that I got quite a noticeable pain in my lower back (only 19 yo). I have noticed in the past that my lower back would hurt ...