If you have been watching the Olympics and found motivation to get moving, but feel trapped in this lockdown, then I have a solution for you. Race walking! It’s an Olympic sport and permissible in lockdown!

Here are some of the incredible health benefits of race walking for adults that include;

    • Increasing your heart rate to a higher heart rate zone and improves fitness and endurance.
    • Helps with calorie burn and weight management.
    • Strengthens muscles especially in the legs and abdominal muscles.
    • Improves range of motion as well as shifting pressure from your joints to your muscles.
    • Less impact on the joint and builds stronger bones safely

Also, research published in 2014 in the Journal of athletic training, noted relatively low injuries associated with race walking.

If you would like to learn how to race walk like an Olympian then here is a guide:

How to Race Walk Like an Olympian

And  here is Jared Tallent, to discuss safe technique, workouts and how he become the Australian Olympic champion 4 years after the race!

Race Walking Technique with Olympic Champion Jared Tallent

Sadly the Olympics are coming to a close, but we can keep the spirit alive with our Square Box 9 minute workouts –  get your access today!


Live well with Health and WELLth!  

Written by Anna: Nutritionist and Exercise Coach @SquareBoxFitness.com