You need a pair of Nordic Poles, sneakers and adequate dress according to your local climate.
Nordic Pole Walking can be performed on literally any surface, just about anywhere. On hard surfaces (pavement) you will use the rubber tips. On clay, sand, soil and grass you can remove the rubber tips.
Nordic Pole Walking trains and exercises 90% of your body muscles (over 600 muscles!), the cardiovascular system and also burns calories – all in one exercise!
Nordic Pole Walking involves approximately 90% of your muscles and engages your upper body and arm muscles.
Nordic Pole Walking increases your heart rate by approximately 15 beats per minute.
Nordic Pole Walking increases your energy consumption by approximately 20%.
Nordic Pole Walking leads to stabilization in the spinal musculature and upright body posture by the very nature of the exercises.
Nordic Pole Walking increases burning of calories by up to 46% in comparison to walking exercise without Nordic Poles.
Nordic Pole Walking significantly increases the lateral mobility of your neck and spine.
Nordic Pole Walking reduces the impact on your knee and hip joints by 30%.
Nordic Pole Walking mitigates pain and muscle tension in the neck, shoulder and back regions.
The correct length of the poles is 65% of your body height.
Beginners should start with adjustable Nordic Poles.
The hand loops on Nordic Poles are designed to perform the correct technique and to achieve the most benefits for the upper body muscles. You cannot use hiking or ski poles for Nordic Pole Walking because they are designed for different purposes.