About Nordic Walking
The Nordic Walking poles are specially designed for walking to engage the upper body when walking. Nordic Walking was originally a summer training method for cross-country skiers. As a result of research in sport medicine and other fitness professionals it was then developed into a fitness exercise with specific training equipment.
Nordic Walking has rapidly increased its’ popularity and today Nordic Walking is well-known fitness sports all around the world. Over 6 million people are walking with poles every day keeping fit! Do you want to try?
Nordic Walking is an effective way of walking with help of poles. The movements of the arms, legs and body are during walking with poles equivalent to the rhythm of movements while walking firmly without poles.
While performing Nordic Walking the arms and legs move in cloister and swing forward and backward.
In order to obtain good training results it is very important to learn this rhythm before going to walk with the Nordic Walking poles. The swing of the arms and the powerful placement of the pole, influence the length of the strides. A small arm swing means a limited pelvis rotation and shorter stride length. When the pole movement is bigger, the lentgh of stride will also increase as well as the rotation in the pelvis and in the higher parts of the upper body.
By making use of the arm movements and a good Nordic Walking technique, almost all muscles of the body are trained. Nordic Walking can be considered as a “total body workout”.