Is Fast Walking an Adequate Aerobic Training Stimulus for 30- to 69-Year-Old Men and Women?

@article{Porcari1987IsFW,
  title={Is Fast Walking an Adequate Aerobic Training Stimulus for 30- to 69-Year-Old Men and Women?},
  author={John P. Porcari and ROBERT F. MCCARRON and Gregory M Kline and Patty S. Freedson and Ann Ward and Jackie A Ross and James M. Rippe},
  journal={The Physician and sportsmedicine},
  year={1987},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={119-29}
}
In brief: Two related studies were conducted to determine whether fast walking is intense enough to elicit a training heart rate (THR), which is defined as ≥ 70% of maximal heart rate. In one study, 343 subjects (165 men, 178 women) walked a mile as fast as possible. Ninety-one percent of all the women and 83% of men aged 50 and older reached a THR. In the second study, ten men with high V o2 max values were instructed to achieve and maintain a THR and were provided with visual feedback of… CONTINUE READING