Nordic walking

Now simply to meet a group of eccentrics who are walking around the city holding poles, similar to ski. And, believe me, laugh with them, not worth it, because You just met athletes who are committed to such a young sport like Nordic walking.

Nordic walking with poles was at the peak of popularity in the 90-ies. It is believed that initially she was not bred in individual sport, and was only

part of an overall program to maintain physical fitness professional skiers of Finland. Because snow cover on the earth’s surface all year round is not saved, and ready for the upcoming competition, they had to be always.

Now Nordic walking has already left the circle of professional sports and “went to mass”, finding a lot of her followers and admirers. Than this sport so tempted?

Nordic walking – excellent kind of aerobic exercise for those for whom the usual loads are not available:

People suffering from obesity . need mobility. But to start with Jogging impossible. All you need to start consistently in order not to harm yourself. It is reason why Nordic walking is the first step to achieving results in the reduction of weight;

The elderly, or suffering from pain in my knees . This focus group, no matter what, needs to move to prevent further development of disease or age-related changes. But what if every step – is the pain? True! To transfer the load from the legs to the whole body, and it will gradually start to get used to the need to work actively.

Anyone who is lazy . To do this sport is very simple, because You are not forced to sweat in the gym or jump on the fitball. It is enough for you evening walk in the Park, the Park or the waterfront using the appropriate tool and technique of Nordic walking. You will burn almost twice the calories than normal walking, and will have time to work about 90% of Your body’s muscle.

Nordic walking: walking technique

For the correct execution of the walking sticks need to follow a few basic rules, which describe equipment:

Rhythm . At the beginning of your workout you need to set the walking pace. When You have selected the speed you need to feel comfortable, but not relaxed.

One-way traffic . Arm and leg of one side must operate together, i.e., step left foot should be accompanied with a wave of his left hand, and Vice versa.

The dimension of the steps . The size of the steps is determined by the stroke of a hand: the max more – and the more step. Increase the step leads to an increase in the load which must be controlled independently, listening to your state of health. If the course objective – lose weight, you should increase the pitch.

Mobility . When Nordic walking should not only work the arms and legs. The whole body should work agreed: step and kick must be accompanied by the torso and part of the thighs.

Nordic walking: contraindications

Given that Nordic walking is one of laualinasid sports, contraindications to practice it very little:

Forget about walking at the time of the transfer of acute illness or for recovery after surgery;

Suspend classes if it is a hypertensive crisis. After overcoming the dangerous period will be able to return to the sport again.

Nordic walking – this is a great way to work on his body and get nevertheless a lot of fun! Movement – it’s life! Move, grow, don’t let yourself “wither away” on the sofa, and health will always be Your eternal companion, and from stress and bad mood will not be over!

Video Nordic walking technique

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