Most fitness and health experts, bodybuilders and nutritionists agree that walking or striding helps burn calories effectively and quickly as well. Nevertheless, your regular walking workout regimen, more often than not, might not always prove effectual when it comes to achieving a targeted level of calorie burnout within a specific timeframe. However, instead of complicating your exercising program by incorporating strength workouts in order to accomplish desired objectives you can introduce some simple tweaks to your walk-based fitness plan.
Pace up your walking
Striding or walking with the same speeds day in and day out might get a tad tedious and humdrum after a while. And to kick yourself out of this drabness, you’ll need to pace up your walking speeds. There are several encouraging ways in which you can speed up your sauntering or ambling like plugging in earphones or teaming up with a buddy who’s a sprinter.
Temper your walk with a strenuous workout
You’ll have greater urge to go on a long walk if you can slot in an intensive warming up schedule in between your walking trips. You can try quick push ups, working out with dumbbells or pinheads, cycling for 4-5 km or even jogging an equivalent distance. After you’re done with your high-intensity exercise, you’ll really enjoy walking or strolling at a leisurely pace. In this way you’ll be able to burn calories faster and torch your fat in an integrated manner.
Going Uphill Fully Loaded
The vast majority of walkers are used to walking on flat roads, lanes and highways as a matter of routine. Such walk-based exercises do not result in calorie scalding at the same rate as it used to when the walker started out with the same. A slight change in the nature of taking a walk, for instance, striding up a hill or a hillock might yield the expected result.
However, most walkers can’t avail of the benefit of climbing a hill simply because there is no mound or hillock to be scaled in the cities and town they live in. If you’re faced with such a scenario, then you make up for it by raising/increasing the incline of the treadmill’s bed by a certain percentage. You can make your climb more arduous and taxing by slinging a backpack (stuffed with water bottles or health drinks) weighing at least 10 pounds that is guaranteed to make you lighter by approx 415 calories.
Walking a Half-marathon
Has the thought ever crossed your mind during your habitual walking jaunts that you can scald a high amount of calories if you attempt a half-marathon? Though attempting a 20km half-marathon can be definitely challenging but if you can make it you’ll be rewarded with immunity boost up and vastly improved metabolism.
Going up the stairs
If you live in a high-rise apartment, then you usually hit the road after coming downstairs through the lift or elevator. You may not be aware that you’d be burning extra calories, 300-350 more compared to walking on flat surface, for scaling or walking up the stairs to reach the top floor of a 16-storey building.
It goes without saying that walking goes a long way in helping you to torch calories on the fast track ultimately letting you have a toned up physique. Supplementing and tweaking your walking program with different walk-based workout accelerates the process of having a perfectly toned body at the same time keeping you fit and trim.