Every now and then I would like to introduce a new product or trend that is interesting, possibly useful, and related to our months topic. A trend that has been going on in Europe for many years has finally reached the States, it’s Nordic walking. Nordic walking uses poles to engage the arms while you workout. I think of it as using an elliptical machine without the machine or skiing without the snow. Technique as explained by the company Excel at nordic.com is to begin with a good walking technique and propel the body forward using the poles. A good walking technique begins with walking heel to toe. Excel offers information about receiving training from an instructor before you begin. For $75.00 and up you can purchase a pole that best fits your fitness level.
If you’d like more information or would just like to jump on the bandwagon you can visit Excel by clicking here. I am not recommending Nordic walking but as always, if you try it, let me know how it goes!
EXEL makes great cross country ski poles and Nordic Walking Poles! Currently our EXEL Urban Skier Nordic Walking Poles are available in the USA - ALL sizes are in-stock and ready to ship.
Currently EXEL USA is out of poles for who knows how long.
The EXEL Urban Skier Nordic Walking Poles are available at the American Nordic Walking System and
EXEL has been committed to the simple fact that one-piece poles are far superior to cheap twist-locking adjustable length/telescoping/collapsible poles. The
EXEL Urban Skier Poles are equipped with REAL Nordic Walking Straps - patented by the Salomon Ski Company. As a ski coach, running coach and certified Nordic Walking Instructor I totally agree. After hosting hundreds of Nordic Walking classes the feedback I have received is extremely consistent - cheap twist-locking poles are destined for the landfill.
Perfect length poles help us to automatically walk with a super straight back - better walking posture is biomechanically a good thing. This improved walking posture when combined with the unique 4-Wheel-Drive type action of walking with poles radically reduces the stress to the shins, knees, hips and back. Nordic Walking is low impact and yet provides a highly effective workout - burning more calories and working more muscle groups than regular walking.