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Perfect Your Walking Form

To maximize the benefits of a walking workout, perfect your form -- perk up your pace and your posture -- by taking these pointers from Vindum, author of Tina Vindum's Outdoor Fitness. Follow Vindum's SCuLPT checklist (below) as you stride, using a repeated visual cue (mailbox, oak tree) as a reminder to maintain this posture throughout, and you'll give your abs 30 minutes of whittling per session!

  • SHOULDERS Draw your shoulders down and back to open your chest. Imagine squeezing a pencil between your shoulder blades.
  • CHIN Position your chin so it's parallel to the ground, not jutting forward. (Don't tuck -- picture the roof of your mouth moving straight back.)
  • LIFTED Lift your ribs away from your hips. Don't puff out your chest: Imagine that puppet strings are pulling your head and chest up.
  • PELVIS To find a healthy, neutral position for your spine (many of us walk around with a slight arch), tip your pelvis forward and back as far as it can go, then settle it in the middle.
  • TRANSVERSE Put your hands on your hips, feel the transverse abdominal muscles near your fingertips, and draw them in and up. Remove hands; keep this ab area firm as you breathe.

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6/11/2014 07:11:21 AM Report Abuse
Sabrinajphi1 wrote:

Why does most weight stuff always use a low weight person. like the walking stuff. I am interested in the walking info but I cannot walk that fast for a distance. My weight was 265 on July 12th of this year. I am trying and succedding at losing more. Would like to how many calories I should be eating to get down to -like 165. My highest weight was 498lbs.

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12/13/2011 01:27:45 PM Report Abuse
tessmcnulty wrote:

What a brilliant magazine, I love it ! Sadly I don't think I can subscribe I live in England.

6/10/2011 12:16:06 AM Report Abuse
janeckel2 wrote:

Love it. I sit in front of a computer all day so any tips to help the butt, I am all for it!

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