Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 26, 2011
Dr. Mike Maggio, a pose method certified walking and running coach, created a video which shares some simple concepts including basic human anatomy and proper walking form - helping walkers avoid pain and injury. Then he introduces an innovative new product, the Walk Heart Flex, which burns more calories as it builds upper body strength and flexibility. Walk Heart Flex transforms walking into a complete body workout. It relies upon the application of multiple repetitions rather than strenuous exertion to burn more calories, build superior upper body muscular strength, and improve overall fitness - similar to swimming exercise - without the water.
WALKING - SOME SIMPLE CONCEPTS AND BASIC HUMAN ANATOMY:
The skeletal frame from a side view has a forward curve in the neck - it has a reverse curve in the upper to middle part of the back - the lower back curves forward again - and then the tail bone follows the pelvis around in a reverse curve - - the next progression is a forward curve which happens at the knees and then there is another reverse curve at the ankles and the feet
Understanding this concept correctly; bodies are alternately curved back and forth and act as a "giant spring" at their core. This "giant spring," by compressing and decompressing at the curves, resists and absorbs shocks. Utilizing this “giant spring" concept will minimize the amount of stress transferred to the skeletal frame when performing walking exercise.
PROPER WALKING FORM:
When walking keep the body aligned and balanced - head over the shoulders - over the hips - just behind the knees - and just in front of the ankles. The center of mass needs to be directly over the ball of the foot as it hits the ground. The heel will strike first and then the ball of the foot. The majority of the weight of the body should be directly over the ball of the foot with a bent knee.
Lean forward to begin walking. It is not necessary to push as the body is naturally “falling forward” because of the pull of gravity. Then move onto the next foot and repeat the process. Increasing the amount of “lean” increases the forward speed.
BENEFITS OF PROPER WALKING FORM:
By keeping the body in proper alignment and utilizing the concept of the body as a “giant spring” stress to the body is minimized, heel contact shock and the injury that it causes is minimized. Without injury and its attendant pain it is now possible to walk, have fun, and get a great workout.
HOW USING THE WALK HEART FLEX TRANSFORMS WALKING INTO A COMPLETE BODY WORKOUT:
1) Walk Heart Flex Boosts Circulation While Walking:
Walking with the Walk Heart Flex stimulates the pulmonary, lymphatic, and circulatory systems.
2) Walk Heart Flex Adds Upper Body Strength Training to Walking:
In an average thirty minute walk taking two paces per second and moving the hands at the same rhythm as the feet - the hands will have performed 3600 (thirty six hundred) upper body repetitions. The Walk Heart Flex uses these multiple hand movements to build strong, dense upper body muscles.
3) Using Walk Heart Flex While Walking Burns More Calories:
Walk Heart Flex adds the calorie burn associated with working out the crucial upper body muscles during walking. More calories burned = More weight loss.
Various Walk Heart Flex movements target and build strength in the hands, wrists, forearms, arms, shoulders, chest, and back muscles. Each Walk Heart Flex includes a DVD illustrating 35 exercise movements.
WHY THE WALK HEART FLEX WORKS:
"Walk Heart Flex is possible because of recent breakthroughs in molding technology and plastic formulation. It is so innovative it is protected by three separate United States patents. Walk Heart Flex is made up of an assembly of 18 self-lubricating ball and socket joints. These dynamic joints create strength building friction through a complete range of motion."
Weights, springs, and rubber bands only supply resistance in one direction. Walk Heart Flex delivers “consistent resistance” whenever it is repositioned. It produces beneficial resistance exercise across the entire range of motion that is performed.
Walk Heart Flex doesn’t impede proper body mechanics or proper form, and it allows interval training. Use the Walk Heart Flex for a minute and then rest - do the same or a different exercise and then rest - that’s interval training.
The most revolutionary aspect about the Walk Heart Flex is its versatility. It is lightweight, it is portable, and it is simple and easy to use.
TO PURCHASE WALK HEART FLEX
Walk Heart Flex is proudly made in the USA by Americans. US orders include priority United States Postal Priority (2-3 business day delivery), $39.95. International orders include priority international shipping, $54.95. Texas sales taxes are applied to Texas orders. For multiple orders or wholesale pricing please call John Corbin, toll free, at 1-800-920-8118.
Walk Heart Flex is a wholly owned subsidiary of HeartFlex, Inc.