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How Much Do You Lift While Walking ?
 

At 90 steps each minute:    
Body Weight (lbs)
Leg Weight (lbs)
Cumulative Lift Per Minute Per Side (lbs)
Cumulative Lift Per Hour Per Side (lbs)
120
18
810
48,600
140
21
945
56,700
160
24
1080
64,800
180
27
1215
72,900
200
30
1350
81,000
220
33
1485
89,100
240
36
1620
97,200

At 120 steps each minute:    
Body Weight (lbs)
Leg Weight (lbs)
Cumulative Lift Per Minute Per Side (lbs)
Cumulative Lift Per Hour Per Side (lbs)
120
18
1080
64,800
140
21
1260
75,600
160
24
1440
86,400
180
27
1620
97,200
200
30
1800
108,000
220
33
1980
118,800
240
36
2160
129,600

Assumptions:
 
1
Each leg = 15% of total body weight
 
2
Normal human cadence is 90-120 steps/minute