You might have seen someone walking with sticks and looked at them like they were´nt completely sane. Walking with sticks, why would you do that?
To begin with it´s called to walk with poles and not sticks. It´s a tradition from Finland originally. From the beginning it was supposed to be a way to train for skiing when there was no snow. Today it´s a great way to vary your workout.
So why would you want to walk with poles? If I tell you that you can burn up to 40% more calories would you be interested then? Or that it is good for your joints and that you will build muscles? The benefits are many!
Before you start you will have to learn the technique, just as in power walking there is a special technique to learn how to walk to get the most out of your training.
So do you need snow? No, that´s the good thing about this, no snow is needed.
If you like walking this is a great way to vary your walk or to find a totally new sport that suits you.
Have you triedwalking?