Push the poles through each step, applying more pressure to your plant (the feeling is like “launching” or “boosting” yourself with each step). You’ll feel force on the strap. As you perfect your stride, focus on rolling from your heels to your toes on each step and pushing off with a fuller swing of the arms for a better benefit from your workout.
Where To Go?
The good news is that Nordic pole walking can be done almost anywhere! Trail systems work wonderfully for those who want elevation gains and losses for a challenging session, or any street, sidewalk, or track will do. You can even pole walk cross-terrain if you know the area well and feel comfortable on uneven terrain.Once you have your poles and a pair of walking or running shoes, you’re ready to benefit from this full-body, low-impact workout. Enjoy Nordic pole walking!