Taking a long walk has always been one of the simple joys of life. Now that we all live in Lockdown, it also offers a blessed recovery from life in Lockdown. In a new video, YouTube’s Simple Man takes the long, lonely walk and turns it into a fitness challenge. The goal is to travel 100 miles within a week.
To achieve his goal, he must walk approximately 14.3 miles a day or 31,000 steps. According to his own count, he can walk 1,000 steps in 8 minutes at his normal pace, which means that he has to walk 4 hours every day to reach his goal.
While this may sound fairly simple, walking soon takes its toll on his body. "My body wore out on the sixth day," he says. In addition to the extreme physical tiredness he experiences over the course of the week, his feet have been pretty badly beaten up and he has lost a toenail. On the positive side, he notices an increased definition in his calf muscles.
At the end of the week, he exceeded his original goal and ran 1
In addition to the feelings of euphoria during his walks, similar to "Runner & # 39; s High," he more bizarrely claims to have increased an inch in size during the week, possibly as a side effect of the strengthening effect that all of that Had walking on his spine.
While he recognizes that walking 100 miles or 234,000 steps in a week isn't exactly a practical or sustainable goal (unless you want to lose all of your toenails), the results he does at the end of the year enjoys The challenge can be seen as proof of the benefits of cardiovascular training.