Friday, March 1, 2013

Article # 348. A Beginner Walk with Strength Exercises

Time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Have fun and break up your usual walking routine with some easy strength exercises. For every 5 minutes of walking, you will stop and do a different exercise that will ultimately help you strengthen your muscles and make your next walk stronger, longer, and more successful.

Guru fitness planet Beginner Walk with Strength Exercises:

·         Warm up: 5-10 minutes of stretching and easy paced walking

·         5 minutes: Brisk walk

·         High knees: Stand in place, raise your arms above your head, then alternate lifting you left and right knees as high as you can. Do 20 high knees (10 on each leg).

·         5 minutes: Brisk walk

·         Heel taps: Stand in place with your hands on your hips, and alternate extending your legs and tapping your heels on the ground in front of you. Do 20 heel taps (10 on each foot).

·         5 minutes: Brisk walk

·         Stairs: Climb 2 flights of stairs.

·         Cool down: 5-10 minutes of easy paced walking and stretching