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Old 07-16-2016, 09:07 AM
 
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I am a walker and in the last 2 years though I am walking more than ever, anything between 5 to 20 km per day, often with a heavy load on my back. This doesn't include the running on the treadmill at the gym which is another 10km per week on a very rough average. My thighs and 'back part' is quite big now; they look out of place compared to my upper body which is much smaller and weaker, and has years of training to catch up. But I really like walking so I want to ask something.

Is walking so much bad for my joints? I've heard things about this in martial arts clubs and related ie. senseis who can't work out or spar anymore because their bones and joints are damaged from years of abuse. And things like that. Obviously I want to get the most out of my body and not rely on a car or public transport, I love pushing my body more than ever but is the walking too much in the long term?
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Old 07-16-2016, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Is this a joke question?
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Old 07-16-2016, 09:25 AM
 
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Is this a joke question?
No, it's not. Why would you think it's a joke question?
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Old 07-16-2016, 10:38 AM
 
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Sounds like you are building a lot of lower body muscle. How's your food intake? Veggies, protein and water. Back back off a bit of the heavy duty work.
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Old 07-16-2016, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I am a walker and in the last 2 years though I am walking more than ever, anything between 5 to 20 km per day, often with a heavy load on my back. This doesn't include the running on the treadmill at the gym which is another 10km per week on a very rough average. My thighs and 'back part' is quite big now; they look out of place compared to my upper body which is much smaller and weaker, and has years of training to catch up. But I really like walking so I want to ask something.

Is walking so much bad for my joints? I've heard things about this in martial arts clubs and related ie. senseis who can't work out or spar anymore because their bones and joints are damaged from years of abuse. And things like that. Obviously I want to get the most out of my body and not rely on a car or public transport, I love pushing my body more than ever but is the walking too much in the long term?
If you are serious and I can understand why some would question you, my guess is yes, you are overdoing the workouts. You know, running too much, even walking too much can lead to bone spurs for starters. If you want an answer I would contact a personal trainer or see if you can't find a better forum here than this to ask you questions?
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Old 07-16-2016, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Squirrel Hill PA
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Martial artists whose joints are messed up from years of abuse, didn't get that way by walking.
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