Nordic walking is a physical activity and a sport. It’s a outdoor activity that is growing all around. It’s a sport activity suitable for everyone, in every season and everywhere. It’s cheap, pleasant, gives comfort and assures self perception.
Nordic walking comes from a precise outdoor activity practiced in the north european countries during summer in order to train for cross ski disciplines. This practice developed and become a pure sport discipline.
Nordic walking consists in walking with poles.
The activity is performed with specially designed walking poles similar to ski poles. These walking poles are mostly used to push forward. Nordic walkers use more of their entire body (with greater intensity) and receive fitness building stimulation not present in normal walking for the chest, lats, triceps, biceps, shoulder, abdominals, spinal and other core muscles that may result in significant increases in heart rate at a given pace.
It is important to learn the rhythm and cadence of Nordic Walking correctly with patented instructors in order to achieve the desired training effects. The range of movement of the arms forward and back also regulates the length of the stride. Let’s start with nordic walking!