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Michael Korczowski
10-19-2009, 06:17 PM
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/walking/SM00060

Notice the two disclaimers.

Steven Low
10-19-2009, 06:33 PM
ROFL.

That's awesome. But not.

Matthias Becker
10-20-2009, 02:35 AM
**Doesn't include five-minute warm-up and five-minute cool-down time.
How do I warm up and cool down for 5 minutes of walking? :confused:

Gavin Harrison
10-20-2009, 08:51 AM
How do I warm up and cool down for 5 minutes of walking? :confused:

Light stretching?

Gant Grimes
10-20-2009, 08:53 AM
Baby steps, man. I worked with a very large guy (close to 500 pounds). He was a former athlete but completely detrained. After a diet overhaul, I started him on a simple plan: walk down the street every day, get up off the floor 5 times, and do 3x5 wall presses). 80 pounds later, he's worked up to stripper squats, barbell work, and short circuits of grappling.

I agree, though. It's a sad state of affairs when we need an on-ramp program for walking.

Brian Stone
10-20-2009, 10:10 AM
"Mayo clinic" - maybe that's the problem?

Andrew Simonis
10-20-2009, 12:22 PM
Yes they should stick to cancer treatment

Dominic Sirianni
10-22-2009, 09:04 AM
You gotta start somewhere

Dave Van Skike
10-22-2009, 10:22 AM
people with true morbid obesity are fighting something akin to a rehab from a debilitiating injury and a form of mental illness like severe depression...

continous but tiny steps forward (like GG is citing above) are key for this population.

Joe Hart
10-22-2009, 01:40 PM
the link errored out. Mayo is a nice place. Been there alot with my wife. They do alot to help everyone involved with the patients illness. From the sounds of the posts they should stick to cancer.

Damon Stewart
11-10-2009, 05:44 AM
How do you warm up for walking?

Mike ODonnell
11-10-2009, 09:32 AM
How do you warm up for walking?

X-Box

Tom Vale
11-10-2009, 02:56 PM
Hahaha win.

Bryan Leake
11-12-2009, 07:38 AM
Could be everyone here is sort of right on this. It probably IS a sign of our demise that this is considered a workout routine, and that it would be challenging to a disappointingly large number of people. On the other hand, I'd be thrilled if my obese, diabetic, sedentary mother started on this program. A regular schedule, with some progression and goals in mind. These "baby steps" are all some people can handle; and yeah, you gotta start somewhere.

Dave Van Skike
11-12-2009, 09:52 AM
thanks bryan..that' s good point and more useful than keyboard jockey snark.

Grissim Connery
11-12-2009, 08:49 PM
i've been working with kidney dialysis patients for a while now. i have to do a test in which they walk 20 ft and i time it. for some patients, this is quite the challenge. i could see this being necessary for many people recovering from degenerative episodes.

at the same time, it is annoying to think that there will be people who follow this who do not have a serious a disease like ESRD. maybe they should just make Wii Walk.

in terms of warm ups, i think they loosen up with a few malteses and flags.