I’ve been walking 5-6 times a week for quite a while now but especially while on the V-Diet.
Yesterday on a 90 minute walk (non WO day) I decided to take my pulse and check my HR a few times. I didn’t crack 100bpm at any time of measurement even after lengthy hills!! I’m travelling at just under 4m/hr (just over 6km/hr) for the 90 mins so not slacking but I also find it hard to increase the pace and maintain it. I’ve always found it hard to walk fast… one of my girlfriends @5’2" blitzes me and I find I have to run every few paces to keep up
Anyway I was wondering if people had tips on how to increase my HR while walking because while I feel like I’ve doen some muscular work by the end and I get a bit of an endorphin buzz at the end of 90mins I’m afraid I’m not really burning as many calories as I could.
Just as a guide I do a lot of cardio and other exercise my resting HR is between 45-52bpm (52bpm while I type this) I bike 3-4hr/wk, run 2-3hr/wk, BJJ 3hr/wk, walk 3.5hr/wk.
Thanks for any tips!