16 Minute Power Walk Using Light Handweights is another low impact cardio walk workout from AngieFitnessTV. I’m working my through Angie’s low impact workouts while I recover from shoulder surgery. This one is a basic cardio walk that also gives you some arm toning. I wore an 8 pound vest, a 10 pound belt, 2.5 pound ankle weights (5 pounds total) and a 1 pound weighted glove on my right hand. I also held a 2 pound hand weight in my right hand. My left hand did nothing due to recent shoulder surgery. I combined this walk with Angie’s Rock Solid Power Walk for a 57:30 minute cardio walk. The majority of the walk, even with all of the weighted things I was wearing to increase intensity, I was in my fat burn zone (62% of the workout according to my FitBit). I did get spikes into my cardio zone totaling 22 minutes. So this was a steady state cardio walk even with additional elements added to increase intensity. My total steps between the two walks was 5740.
I enjoy Angie’s walking workouts but they are very basic cardio walks. If you are looking for more intense cardio walks (that are also a lot more varied), you need to check out trainers such as Jessica Smith. I am also doing her walks for cardio during my recovery from shoulder surgery and I cannot load myself down with all of the weighted implements like I can during Angie’s walks. I generally wear a 6-8 pound vest and a weighted glove on my right hand for Jessica’s walks and nothing else. And I still burn more calories. Just something to keep in mind. Jessica has plenty of DVD and free YouTube workouts.
16 Minute Power Walk Using Light Handweights is 17:41 minutes; 35 second intro and 30 second cool down. Equipment: light dumbbells. I am not breaking this down because it is made up of basic cardio walk moves such as marches, traveling marches, step side to side, heel digs, mamba step, cross steps. Your arms are very active throughout this workout which gives you some upper body work since you are holding light hand weights. She has you doing all kinds of moves with the arms: bicep curls, chest press arms, overhead press, punches and more. I actually got some arm burn out on a few of the moves.