More than 8 million people worldwide have already picked up their poles and headed outside, but if you are not one of them you can find all the information you need for exploring everything from city streets to mountain tops in Nordic Walking.
Written by International Nordic Walking Association coach Malin Svensson, Nordic Walking provides the basics you need in order to get started right away. The book contains information on walking correctly both with and without the poles to ensure an injury-free experience as well as using the poles correctly so that you can reap all the physical benefits of the activity.
You’ll also learn techniques for climbing and descending during your walk. Once you’ve mastered the basics, Svensson helps you build your skills so you can move on to more challenging walks.
Nordic walkers enjoy the benefits of a full-body workout that improves balance, increases upper-body strength and takes stress off the joints and lower back, making it safe and effective for exercise novices, elderly or obese people, pregnant women and rehabilitation patients.
Fitness walkers will find that they burn up to 46 percent more calories without feeling as though they’re putting in any extra effort and athletes can enjoy an alternative cross-training option with strength and endurance benefits.
Nordic Walking teaches you how to first structure and then step up your workouts with various pole techniques and additional intensity-building tips. Exercises and helpful suggestions will keep you fit and focused on the activity year-round.
Packed with over 140 photographs, Nordic Walking offers essential information on etiquette and safety considerations, plus tips for selecting the correct gear and apparel.
Adaptable, effective and fun, Nordic walking is an outdoor adventure with something for everyone, whether you are looking for a new way to spend time outdoors or simply want an enjoyable new workout.
Price: £13.99 I €18.20
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