Uploaded on Mar 2, 2009
Urban Poling ( http://www.urbanpoling.com) also called Nordic walking, Exerstriding, or pole walking, combines the aerobic and strength building benefits of cross-country skiing with walking. This full-body, cardiovascular exercise engages the arms, back, stomach, and legs. All in a dynamic way that is applicable to a healthy lifestyle.
Urban Poling is one of the safest and most effective physical activities. There is an exceptionally easy, low-effort entry into the exercise, and lots of room to make urban poling challenging for a serious athlete. This is why a seventy-year-old arthritic grand-mother and Olympic athlete can both participate in Urban Poling and obtain significant results. To see it, you wouldn't think that something so simple can be so effective. But it is!
Are there other benefits that make it so attractive to the average person and athlete alike?
Poling is a year round activity designed to be done in urban setting (sidewalks and street surfaces) but can also be done in snow or off road surroundings.
Don't be fooled, just because anyone can do it, it does not mean that it has little exercise value. The activity is also a dry-land training method for elite competitive biathalon and cross country skiers.
What does Urban Poling have to offer you?
- Exercises the entire body, using no more perceived effort than walking
- Burn from 20-46 % more calories than ordinary walking
-Take damaging stress off of your joints, hips, knees and ankles
- Greatly increased cardio workout (10-15 more heartbeats per minute than regular walking)
- Helps maintain and correct posture
Can be practiced on almost any terrain (asphalt, gravel, grass, snow, etc.)