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Sunday, 5 February 2012

Day 5 Power Walking Lesson #3 Use what you are learning

Day 5 Power Walking Lesson #3 Use what you are learning.

Last week in P.W. lesson #2 I talked about the importance of picking up those arms to help your move forward with more power ... I hope that you have been using your arms and you're not feeling too awkward walking in the neighborhood. The people on your street will be thinking that you are taking this walking thing seriously ... and that's okay.

You really need to employ technique most of the time when you head out walking so that the neural pathways in your brain can be established for that particular way you are changing the way operate your body.  I always say that it takes 6 weeks to build the body memory for a new way of moving if you continue to do what it is you have learned on a regular basis.
The bottom line is that you need to practice so that you create the bridges in your brain that make you comfortable with this new way of moving ... I found this amazing video that explains this incredible process ...  Check it out ...   
How We Learn - Synapses and Neural Pathways

So before we move on to the next technique the lesson for today is simply get out there and walk. And when you are walking make a practice of walking tall with your head up, your core strong and your arms moving to assist your body to move forward with more power.   The more you walk this way the easier it is to walk this way and the faster you will become.  
Next time we will talk about making a few more changes that will have you moving even faster ... but for now the take away is just do it!
Walk On Strong

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