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fhwill
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« on: December 22, 2016, 10:44:28 AM »

For those of you who have ever used walking as your cardio methods during prep, what kind of HR do you work to?
Do you have problems getting HR up or keeping it at required level?
Does anyone not bother looking at HR at all?

I'm wondering because I went on a 'powerwalk' this morning. Very deliberate striding, and I live on a hilly cliff-top, but struggled to get HR over 120... I felt like I was working hard but technically my HR wasn't high enough?  Huh Any advice/reassurance would be appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2016, 11:45:51 AM »

I've never gotten much out of walking. My legs being short and wide mean I can't get going fast enough if just walking. I add 5-10 minutes on Jan's walk to work if I walk with her.

I've always used a bike or stepper if fasted and if it's hiit I use the x trainer
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2016, 01:31:41 PM »

I've always used powerwalking as part of my cardio prep, and last prep used it alternating on the bike, but never measured HR.  I just make sure I'm moving my legs asap and try to flex my quads and glutes whilst doing so. 
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