4-Week Fast Walking Plan: Hill Intervals

by Michele Stanten
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Hill Intervals
Climbing hills strengthens key walking muscles in your legs and butt so it will be easier for you to pick up your pace on level ground. Take shorter steps, land on your heel, and maintain an upright posture when going uphill. On the downhill, slow down.

You shouldn’t walk much further downhill than uphill. Aim to keep your front leg as straight as possible to avoid bobbing up and down as you walk downhill.

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First Published Thu, 2012-05-10 10:05

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