COMMON MISTAKES OF BRISK WALKING
So without further ado, let’s learn about some common mistakes.
1. Your walking speed is incorrect
The foremost step to consider while brisk walking is your pace. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), brisk walking must be done at 100 steps per minute. But if you are taking more steps than this, then you are definitely doing it wrong.
2. Your hands shouldn’t cross the centerline of your body
You might have noticed that while walking, your arms swing across the centerline of your body or the arm motion happens at the chest level. This is an incorrect technique of brisk walking, as it is not going to help you increase your walking speed. You should bend your elbows at 90 degrees, while swinging your arms, and your hand should be relaxed.
3. Don’t twist your waist
You are possibly twisting your waist from side to side, without using force. Right? It mostly happens when you want to run fast. But while brisk walking, you cannot do that. You need to have control of your waist, so it can’t move from side to side.
4. Tense shoulder
If you are looking downward, while your shoulders are tense or tilted forward, it can cause tension in your neck, waist, back, and shoulders. Your shoulder should be relaxed, so that you aren’t straining your neck, while walking and look forward.