I have been loving the articles on TNation about the benefits of walking and I want to start a thread on how to get the best benefits from walking. When I started walking with a purpose I've found a few things I really wasn't expecting:
I can be glute-ham dominant when I walk! I'm a runner and naturally pretty quad dominant.
I can get a real sweat going if I walk like I mean it.
I can stretch while walking.
I can walk when it's stupid cold outside, or hot for that matter.
It actually does amp my metabolism for a extended period.
It's almost deliberately inefficient, and that's a great thing.
I know power walking seems lame to most guys but I've found it's amazing as a low-impact method of getting my blood pumping without taxing my muscles. And anyone can do it. I'm going to round up the TNation articles on walking and link them all in this thread if I can.
I'm curious of other's experiences, tips and tricks. My favorite walk is a quick jaunt over a hill and back with the dog, maybe with a pack on.