Choosing the correct Nordic walking poles size


In this article you will learn how and why to choose poles that are the right size for you.

We will first see why it is important to practice Nordic walking with poles that are the right size.
We will then suggest a method to find your pole size .

First, it is essential for your well being during your walk to use poles that are the right size for you.
If you choose poles that are too big or sit them too high, you will have trouble swinging your poles under your shoulders, you will tend to plant your poles too violently in the ground which will cause a shock to your shoulder and will damage the tips of your poles.
If you choose poles that are too short, you will reduce your propulsion.
In addition your chest will tend to tilt too far forward, which will cause unnecessary strain on your back.

Here's a method to find your correct poles size, with your feet together, plant your poles vertically in front of you, for your sticks to be right size, the angle between your and forearms should be sligthly over the movement without hurting yourself.
Now you know how and why to properly slect the size of your poles.
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