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Re: walking

Post by Vitaman » Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:30 pm

i do beach walks , how about pounding the pavement...tighten legs?...is there something on the board or atlas museum that addresses this?
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Re: walking

Post by SPEARHEAD » Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:29 pm

I think walking on soft ground is more difficult than walking on hard ground. Especially a freshly plowed field after a heavy rain, or through tall grass. Loose sand works too. Yes, you're supposed to tense your legs and thighs periodically through the walk. You can tense your buttocks too for good measure. Be sure to tense the hamstrings. It'd probably work on an elliptical.

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Re: walking

Post by Vitaman » Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:37 pm

thanks
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Re: walking

Post by Vitaman » Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:01 pm

thanks for that advice. Where in the course can I find the walking advise...not seeing it would like to be able to see it daily as a reminder
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Re: walking

Post by SPEARHEAD » Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:10 pm

Lesson 8 and the perpetual lesson. Walk as brisk as you can. Time yourself, and try to walk it faster each time. Many critics of Dynamic Tension complain there is no cardio exercise in it. They are wrong. The 3 mile walk IS the cardio exercise. Speed walking isn't as glamorous as other cardio exercises might be, but it will work - and without the joint issues that so often comes with running. Walking is actually the best exercise you can do.

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Re: walking

Post by Henry Marczak » Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:50 pm

A popular walking exercise I do is - do a high kick (about shoulder height) then without touching the floor with that leg swing it back so the heel touches your butt and grasp with hand, drop the foot and step forward a little while doing so, do the same with the other leg, walk the length of an area turn and repeat if you run out of length. You can touch the floor with the toe if you need to balance before kick back.
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Re: walking

Post by Vitaman » Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:36 pm

I do leg swings as far and high as i can go and then back, also tensed ( dynamic tension) leg knee lifts and the atlas toe lift as a routine daily or when ever...feels great...got get a pedometer to track walking.

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Re: walking

Post by Jim » Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:24 am

I don't consider myself a hard-core walker, but I once was getting up early before any traffic (5:00) and doing DT while walking, finishing with lunge walks up a hill. Great workout, done in the a.m., shower and I'm set for the day. Kind of dropped off the regular program like this, now more alternate days. Sometimes I'll jog intervals, then do DT while walking, then jog, then DT while walking. Great on an early a.m. beach. I'm 76 now and I find I don't have the energy to do DT everyday. But when more than a couple days go by without it I miss it and get to doing something DT even if only a few exercises here and there throughout the day. Jim

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Re: walking

Post by Vitaman » Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:18 pm

Wow...well asthma prevents me from running, walking not an issue, plus hip issue keeps me from lunges and squat can be difficult at times...but have tried the muscle tensing while walking and I adapted this is tensed Knee lifts...I was considering nordic walking but with asthma its difficult is all tyoe of weather to get out for those walks so I rely on a mini eliptical at times...need to keep track of my steps to achieve even close to the Atlas instructions.
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Re: walking

Post by Jim » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:04 am

I live in a city and find walking early in the a.m. (6:00) leaves me plenty of peace and quiet. But I keep my walks to about 15 min while I do Atlas exercises. Works great. Increases heart rate. I do lunge walks up a pretty steep hill. Can do it any time of year, even in the rain I've done it. Give it a try!
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