racewalking


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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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"My next competition is the Team Racewalking World Cup (in Taicang, China) in May.
In this section of the paper we are not set to approach the complex vibratory movements of the human body, but, as a beginning of a series of studies on human body, we are setting a few work variation diagrams, work (energy) that needs to be created by the muscle groups which activate the upper and the lower limbs during half the time (limb motion in racewalking).
Mexico has had racewalking champions for many years, their first Olympics walking medalists winning silver in 1968 and gold in 1976 in the 20-kilometer race.
"He kept trying to convince me to switch to racewalking. ...
MODERATE ACTIVITY VIGOROUS ACTIVITY Walking at a moderate or brisk pace Racewalking and aerobic of 3 to 4.5 mph on a level surface walking--5 mph or faster inside or outside Bicycling 5 to 9 mph, level terrain, Bicycling more than 10 mph or or with few hills bicycling on steep uphill terrain Stationary bicycling--using moderate effort Hiking Aerobic dancing--high impact Water aerobics Karate, judo, tae kwon do, jujitsu Ballroom dancing Professional ballroom dancing--energetically Golf, wheeling or carrying clubs Tennis--doubles Tennis--singles Swimming--recreational Swimming--steady paced laps Source: U.S.
Vigorous intensity exercise can be defined as racewalking, jogging/running, swimming laps, playing singles tennis, bicycling 10 miles per hour or faster, jumping rope, or hiking uphill.
Running has been my main sport since getting my new liver but over the past few years I have got into racewalking.
Wrexham's Steve Walker finished second in the M50 racewalking in the British Masters' 5k championships in Horwich.
Vigorous intensity aerobic activities include racewalking, jogging or running, swimming laps, jumping rope and hiking uphill or with a heavy backpack.
(1986) Effects of stride length alteration on racewalking economy.
That is why, in other countries, we have bushwalking, racewalking, weight-walking, hillwalking, volksmarching, tramping, and hiking.
The world governing body have decided to officially recognise for the first time road-running and racewalking performances for most distances as world records --and Radcliffe can therefore claim to hold the best marks at ten kilometres, 20K and the marathon.