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jboldman
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26/08/2020 3:27 pm  

as many of you know, my aerobic exericise per force is walking. lately i have flipped the switch so to speak and am getting back into competition fitness. my approach traditionally has been to walk to burn of those unwanted lbs of fat so i have worked up to 11 miles a day brokendown into 3 sessions 3/5/3 i recently saw an article about nordic walking and decided i would give it a whirl. first time out i did 8 miles at a 4-5mile/hr pace and feeling good. this may be a great way to work out the upper body some and to get the heart rate up. anyone else do this? sounds like a doc sort of thing. btw, 14miles yesterday

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Tazmaniac
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26/08/2020 3:58 pm  

JB,

I was considering something similar with walking. Do you do this on a treadmill or do you have a route you like taking?

I've been considering purchasing a weight vest and doing this on the treadmill.

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jboldman
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26/08/2020 4:25 pm  

well the core of nordic walking is the use of poles with special rubber tips beveled at the correct angle for the form used. the pole stance might be too wide for the treadmill, not sure. i prefer doing it outdoors. the treadmill is for winter training for me.

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26/08/2020 4:48 pm  

wow, you may have stepped into something really good!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nordic_walking

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jboldman
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26/08/2020 5:08 pm  

i am now going to have to invest in a set of tips for my trekking poles, but i am impressed so far,

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Tazmaniac
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26/08/2020 5:38 pm  
Posted by: jboldman
well the core of nordic walking is the use of poles with special rubber tips beveled at the correct angle for the form used. the pole stance might be too wide for the treadmill, not sure. i prefer doing it outdoors. the treadmill is for winter training for me.

jb

This version of walking sounds much more interesting than using a treadmill

Something I will be looking into... enough hills around here to make a go of it.

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jboldman
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26/08/2020 5:55 pm  

normally i do not like walking on grass or uneven surfaces but with the poles you can go cross country quite easily and hill work really gives you a workout.

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26/08/2020 6:18 pm  

You can even use the poles with inlines or rollerskis if you like. then you get a real kickass workout.


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