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27 August 2010

Tips for the Blisters for Bread Walk

If you've entered the annual Blisters for Bread Charity Walk in Cape Town this weekend, Virgin Active has a few tips to ensure a comfortable walk on the day.

If you've entered the annual Blisters for Bread Charity Walk in Cape Town this weekend, Ceri Hannan, the national exercise manager of Virgin Active has a few tips to ensure a comfortable walk on the day.

  • Walk heel to toe and not flat footed to increase speed;
  • Contact the ground with your heel;
  • Roll your foot over the centre of your foot;
  • Push off with your toes.

Rotate your hips backwards and forwards as you walk twisting your waist. This may look and feel a little awkward at first, but you’ll notice that restricted hip movements decreases your speed.

 
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