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Does anyone know to measure my "stride" length??

i need to set my pedometer..and i completely lost the instructions..and i dont know how to!! every number i put in..and then test, is waaaaay off!!


Asked by alexis_06 at 1:10 AM on Feb. 10, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

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  • I think what you do is measure out a distance, like 25 feet or something, then walk it and count your steps. You can do it a few times, and then get the average of your steps. They you just divide steps by the distance you used and you get your stride (steps/foot).

    Answer by christinab313 at 7:35 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • Step Length: The distance from the heel print of one foot to the heel print of the other foot. This is the distance traveled forward by a single leg. An average that you will see listed in many places is 2.2 feet (0.67 meters) for women, but it depends very much on height.

    Stride Length: This can mean the same thing as step length, or it can mean the distance traveled by the heel of one foot to the next time that same foot strikes down - in other words, two steps, since in that time the other foot has also touched down once. If you set your pedometer for your step length and discover it seems to be halving your distance, read the instructions again - it may want the stride length, which is two steps. Also, the reverse - if you at first thought the pedometer needed the stride length but you seem to be getting double the distance, read again as they may have really wanted the step length.

    Answer by JZ10FPM at 11:06 PM on Feb. 10, 2011