Someone got experience with nordic walking?

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Someone got experience with nordic walking?

Postby David2 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:30 am

Hi,
I am thinking about starting nordic walking - just waiting for the nordic walking sticks to arrive.
While normal walking you use 70 % of your muscels, while nordic walking you use 90 % of your muscles, at least this is what I read on Wikipedia.
So I guess nordic walking can compare with swimming in usage of muscels.
The advantage is you do not need a swimming pool - just your sticks - that's all.

Has someone here ever tried nordic walking, if so what is your opinion of it? Is it fun, is it a good exercise, and what do you like more, "normal" walking or nordic walking?
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Re: Someone got experience with nordic walking?

Postby Ben » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:37 am

Hi David,
I know nothing about it. But...
I would like to know how you go and I'm sure other members will be interested as well.
All the best with your wholesome physical endeavours, David!
kind regards

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Re: Someone got experience with nordic walking?

Postby cooran » Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:04 am

Interesting, David.

Like Ben, I knew nothing about it - but I found some instruction videos:


http://www.google.com.au/#hl=en&q=nordi ... 25&bih=694

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Re: Someone got experience with nordic walking?

Postby ulphe » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:02 am

Hi I am a qualified Nordic walking instructor and you certainly can work a lot more muscles and burn a lot more calories when Nordic Walking,but you must use the correct technique my advice is to google Nordic Walking Uk and use the serch for a class section as many of the videos on line use different ways of walking and not all are the ways will get you the best results. Enjoy when done correctly its great fun.
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Re: Someone got experience with nordic walking?

Postby David2 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:52 pm

ulphe wrote:but you must use the correct technique my advice is to google Nordic Walking Uk and use the serch for a class section as many of the videos on line use different ways of walking and not all are the ways will get you the best results. Enjoy when done correctly its great fun.


Hi ulphe, I am definetely planing to take a course... though I watched some videos and I don't think I am doing much wrong because it feels already very good to nordic walk... but I still think a course is helpful, at least for some hours. :anjali:
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Re: Someone got experience with nordic walking?

Postby David2 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:31 pm

Btw ulphe, what is your opinion about this technique? Is it good?

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