Monday, November 20, 2017

Improve Endurance with Communication

How are you feeling?  OK?  Fine?  Good?      And what ON EARTH do those mean?  (they’re called fuzzy words) I work with many people – some of whom have mobility and balance challenges.  If a person says – I’m OK, maybe s/he is, or perhaps I’m reading something else in his/her form.  I use a simple […]

Trekking Poles Tip: Improve Power and Performance on Uphill

October 11, 2011 by  
Filed under DVD Updates, Poles for Hiking

Once you’ve learned optimal form and muscle recruitment for going uphill, we have another tip that will significantly improve your performance. In just one word – Cadence!  Bikers know about cycling cadence.   With proper gear shifting, pedal stroke is rhythmic and gears are not ground. It’s the same on the trail.  As you change terrain, […]

Trekking Poles Tip: How to turn up your POWER

HIKERS:  Try snugging up your straps. Yes, it’s that simple.  If you use the straps correctly and your body optimally, the poles are an extension of your arms.   It’s easier to feel the PUSH of the poles on flat and uphill if you’re using them in a pushing action.  This sounds simplistic, but try tightening […]

Save your Knees: Benefits of using poles for hiking and walking

With OPTIMAL USE, you can achieve ALL these BENEFITS of using Poles for Hiking, Walking, Exercise, Balance & Mobility! Win-Win-Win ~ Be in nature, connecting with your friends and family while getting a great workout using your whole body. Improve Power, Balance, Control & Confidence ~ Confidence is the #1 benefit for many pole users.  […]

FAQ: Poles for Hiking: Are two poles better than one? Yes!

Using two poles enables you to use your WHOLE BODY while walking or hiking. Using one pole can give you a little extra stability, but at a cost.   No matter how careful you are, using just one side of your body, can create and even reinforce imbalance.  When going downhill, placing one pole in front […]

Endurance Tips for Hikers, Joggers & Outdoor Enthusiasts

Whether hiking, walking, jogging or biking, here are some tips to help endurance: Slow down before you need to stop.  It takes more energy to stop and start than it does to slow down. Anticipate the need to rest and rest before you need to. When hiking, try taking shorter steps.  This helps endurance as […]

Top Ten Benefits of hiking with poles

July 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Poles for Hiking

Learn OPTIMAL TECHNIQUE & Experience these Top Ten (well 12) Benefits of Hiking with Poles Win-Win-Win ~ Save Time! Be in nature, connecting with your buddies, getting a full body workout. ARMM  (Achieve, Regain & Maintain Mobility) ~ Arm yourself with a vital skill for Life! Improve Balance Gait  & Confidence. Save your Knees!  Preserve […]

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