Fitness Walking Techniques

Fitness Walking - FITNESS WALKING TECHNIQUES TECHNIQUE 1 POSTURE AND ALIGNMENT For the smoothest walking motion maintain correct posture and body

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
FITNESS WALKING TECHNIQUES T ECHNIQUE 1: P OSTURE AND A LIGNMENT For the smoothest walking motion, maintain correct posture and body alignment Guidelines: Abdomen in Back straight Buttocks tucked Chest lifted Elbows at side at a 90° angle Eyes straight ahead Head and neck erect Palms facing in with a relaxed fist Shoulders back and relaxed T ECHNIQUE 2: H EEL C ONTACT From a position of correct posture, swing one leg forward. Land on your heel (outer edge), with the bottom of your foot at about a 40° angle to the ground. Do not land flat-footed. T ECHNIQUE 3: H EEL - TO -T OE R OLL Once your heel makes contact with the ground, begin to roll your foot forward, keeping your weight slightly toward the outer edge of your foot. Continue to foll forward until you push off with your toes. Keep your foot in contact with the ground for as long as possible. You can lengthen your stride on each step by pushing off with your toes.
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course PHED 1106 taught by Professor Kellyputnam during the Spring '12 term at Collins.

Page1 / 2

Fitness Walking - FITNESS WALKING TECHNIQUES TECHNIQUE 1 POSTURE AND ALIGNMENT For the smoothest walking motion maintain correct posture and body

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online