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How to Racewalk


Updated September 20, 2012

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Preparing to Learn to Racewalk
Racewalkers at the Olympic Games

Racewalkers at the Olympic Games

Getty Images Sports / Jeff J. Mitchell
This tutorial is provided by Ero-Fit and Associates

Before You Start

The information provided is intended to help you enhance your overall health and well being. Consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program or with any question or concerns you may have with regard to your medical condition.

In addition to these lessons, consult with a coach or attend a racewalking clinic to make sure you are doing the technique correctly, as it is relatively injury free, but when done incorrectly can cause problems.
Racewalking Clinics and Coaches

Warm-Up and Cool Down

Begin each practice session with a warm-up of 5-10 minutes of easy walking, then 5-10 minutes of stretching and flexibility drills. End with a 5 minute cool down of easy walking and again 5-10 minutes of gentle stretching.
Racewalk Stretches

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