Cardio Demands Of Race Walking

Cardio Demands Of Race Walking If you're looking for an interesting way to breathe new life into a stale cardio day, consider a study on race walking published in The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. Researchers measured the heart rates of elite race walkers competing at an indoor 5 km event.

Researchers broke the race into 1000 km splits and divided heart rates into 5 zones, with the Level 5 representing 90% to 100% of maximum theoretical heart rate. On average, these athletes spent 15 minutes and 45 seconds at Level 5, which represents nearly 80% of the time they were racing. Heart rate increased by about 10% during the last 1000 km compared to the first 1000 km.

True Strength Moment: If you read Monday's Breaking News post comparing the long-term weight management effects of running versus walking, this study presents you with a best of both world's alternative that will definitely add an interesting change-up to any routine. Get some basic instruction of race walking form and give it a try.
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