racewalking

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Related to Speedwalking: power walking, race walking

racewalking

(rās′wô′kĭng)
n.
The sport of walking for speed, the rules of which require the racer to maintain continual foot contact with the ground and to keep the supporting leg straight at the knee from first contact with the ground until that leg is directly below the upper body.

race′walk′ v.
race′walk′er n.
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Speedwalking exercises your whole body, giving you a better, safer investment of your time than jogging.
One of the nation's fastest growing sports, the National Sporting Goods Association lists speedwalking as the second most popular outdoor activity after swimming.
Providing innumerable health benefits, speedwalking strengthens heart and lungs, firms muscles and makes joints more flexible and bones denser.
Speedwalking in proper foot gear is shock-absorbing, whereas jogging tends to be heel-pounding, back-jarring and knee-stressing, with an increased chance of injury.
This is why many joggers, tired of joint and muscle problems, embrace speedwalking.
You have a choice of various levels of speedwalking, from swift striding to hip-swaying racewalking.
You get best results with the correct speedwalking technique.
The only really important equipment you need for successful speedwalking is a pair of good, flexible sport shoes.
Your speedwalking goal should be to get your heart rate up to a specified target.