'Going up': understanding and developing efficient uphill walking

Ensoll, Richard (2011) 'Going up': understanding and developing efficient uphill walking. Horizons, 53 . pp. 30-33.

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Abstract

The steep and uneven paths, the wild places and hillsides may prove disconcerting to people who’s walking experience has involved mainly the surfaces typical of our towns and cities. How can we, as outdoor leaders, help our students gain mastery of their walking and enjoy moving uphill? Obviously most people can walk uphill, however, there is great variation between walkers in the number of calories burnt per step, and how often they fall over. This article identifies some reasons for these differences and suggests activities through whichwe might hope to improve our student’s efficiency and stability when walking outdoors.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Horizons
Publisher: Institute for Outdoor Learning
ISSN: 1462-0677
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies > Outdoor Studies
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2017 10:54
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2017 09:34
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2913

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