CAUSE OF PRONATION IN RACE WALKING

  • Howard J. Palamarchuk

Abstract

Walking and race walking are gaining acceptance as forms of fitness and recreation. A recent survey conducted by the Gallup Organization for the American Podiatry Association and Scholl, Inc. found that walking was the most popular form of exercise for one-third of the respondents with 63% walking daily. A main reason for race walking's popularity according to Subotnick (1977) and Sheehan (1978) is that race walking is virtually injury free when compared to running. Walking and race walking may serve as an attractive, safe, and adequate form of aerobic fitness.
Published
2008-03-27
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities