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Power Walking Moves for Beginners

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    Side Steps

    Step left foot out to the side. Bring right foot over to meet left foot. Step right foot out to the side. Bring left foot over to meet the right foot. Repeat several times before going on to the next move. (Counting while doing this may be difficult, so do however many feel right to you.)

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    Kicks

    Bring left leg up at a 90-degree angle so your thigh is hip-level and parallel to the floor. Kick leg out in front of you. Bring leg back down. Repeat with right leg. Repeat several times before going on to the next move. (Counting while doing this may be difficult, so do however many feel right to you.)

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    Knee Lifts

    Bring left knee up to your waist; your knee should be as high as it would be if you were climbing up a big step. Bring left leg down. Repeat with right leg. Repeat several times before going on to the next move. (Counting while doing this may be difficult, so do however many feel right to you.)

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    Extended Arms

    While walking, extend arms straight out front of you. Make loose fists. Bend arms to bring fists into chest so elbows are back and slightly below the chest. Let your arms move naturally with the pace of your steps. Repeat several times before going on to the next move. (Counting while doing this may be difficult, so do however many feel right to you.)

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    Overhead Arms

    While walking, stretch arms straight over your head. Then, bring arms down, making loose fists while doing so; elbows should be pointing to the ground and fists should be about level with your chest. Let your arms move naturally to the pace of your steps. Try alternating this move with the previous Extended Arms exercise. Repeat several times before going on to the next move. (Counting while doing this may be difficult, so do however many feel right to you.)

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    Arm Pumps

    Bend arms 90 degrees at the elbow. Make loose fists. Swing arms in this position as you walk. Let your arms move naturally to the pace of your steps. Repeat several times. (Counting while doing this may be difficult, so do however many feel right to you.)

    Watch a Video Demonstration

    Watch Leslie Sansone demonstrate each move.

    Go to exercisetv.tv for more walking videos featuring Leslie Sansone.

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