13 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Nordic Pole Walking
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
So you’ve taken your first steps into the world of Nordic Pole Walking and you have some questions. Wonderful! We keep a maintained resource for new and veteran Nordic Walkers that will get you out and moving in no time.
Our introductory guide Nordic Pole Walking 101 covers all the basics of Nordic Pole Walking, including the origins, benefits, equipment and technique of Nordic Walking.
However, it’s common for beginners to have one or two specific questions about the sport. With this in mind, we’ve collected this handy list of frequently asked questions.
What’s the difference between Nordic walking poles and ski poles or hiking poles?
Should I use adjustable or non-adjustable poles?
What is the correct nordic pole length?
Press your elbows to your sides and hold your arms out in front of your body to form a 90-degree angle. Now lower your hands 2 inches. This is the correct height for your poles. Adjust your pole grips to this height so they fit comfortably in your hand.
Can Nordic pole walking help reduce muscle and joint pain?
Is there less impact to the joints than with jogging or running?
Does Nordic pole walking improve neck and shoulder mobility?
How many calories are burned in one hour of Nordic pole walking?
Does Nordic pole walking improve posture?
How much does Nordic pole walking increase energy consumption?
Is Nordic pole walking good for cardiovascular training?
Which parts of your body does Nordic pole walking train/exercise?
Where can I Nordic pole walk?
On hard surfaces such as pavement, your poles should be fitted with rubber tips for optimal traction and shock resistance.
On clay, sand, soil, and grass, you can rely on your poles’ pointed ends to give you stability.
What equipment do I need?
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