Can you teach yourself Nordic walking?
Before you just grab a pair of walking poles and set off, it’s a good idea to learn the technique first, to make sure that you are engaging the right muscles. “Do not try to learn from videos or teach yourself,” says Gill. “A good instructor will be able to match the technique to both your ability and your goals.”
What size Nordic walking poles should I get?
To calculate your correct pole length use the formula: Height (cms) x 0.68. Alternatively, pole length can be determined by holding the pole at its grip then standing the pole upright in front of the body with the elbow held next to the body. The elbow should form a 90 or slightly greater angle.
Does Nordic walking help osteoporosis?
Conclusion. Overall, short-term Nordic walking training induces positive changes in knee muscle strength and functional performance in women with low bone mass. This finding could be applied in clinical practice for intervention programs in women with osteopenia and osteoporosis.
Is Nordic walking good for weight loss?
Nordic Walking is a more effective exercise tool for weight loss than normal walking, research from the University of Verona shows. Published in the Clinical Interventions in Aging journal, this study demonstrates the effectiveness of Nordic Walking in controlling obesity and overweight in middle-aged adults.
What is the difference between trekking poles and hiking poles?
A trekking pole (also known as a hiking pole) is basically a ski pole with a handle that you use when hiking. Trekking poles are almost always used in pairs. There is also something called a hiking staff (also known as a hiking stick) that is a single pole. Most hikers go with two trekking poles over a hiking staff.
What height should my Nordic walking sticks be?
Generally speaking walking poles should be the height from the top of your palm (when your arm is down by your side) with your forearm held out in front of you at 90 degrees to your body. Essentially the top of the handle should be at waist/hip level and your elbow at 90 degrees.
What is the best brand of Nordic walking poles?
Nordic Academy only provides high quality Nordic Walking equipment from ONE WAY (Finland) and LEKI (Germany). The ‘ONE WAY’ brand of poles from Finland are the only ones to use the advanced technology of ‘diamond carbon’ – an ultra light but supremely strong and durable material for the pole shaft.
How to do Nordic walking?
The palm of the hand is open and fingers are stretched out at the release position. Once a sound basic technique is achieved, variations like up and downhill, striding, skating, jogging and double pole actions can be learnt to give interest and extra challenge to any Nordic walking session.
Why choose Nordic Academy trekking poles?
Nordic Academy is proud to be the exclusive supplier to Australia and NZ of this leading brand. ‘LEKI’ has been producing high quality ski poles and trekking poles for decades, now they also excel with their Nordic Walking pole range. They are German in design and quality and are ideal for any terrain or climate.
Are Leki poles any good?
‘LEKI’ has been producing high quality ski poles and trekking poles for decades, now they also excel with their Nordic Walking pole range. They are German in design and quality and are ideal for any terrain or climate.