BASIC TECHNIQUE Every step should begin with the heel touching the ground and rolling forward to the ball and toe area, where you will push off to propel yourself forward.
The hands should constantly be in a “grip-n-go” state with the pole. They should grip the pole every time the pole hits the ground, then let it go as it is drawn back behind the body, finishing up with an open hand.As the arms continue to move the poles, the torso and hips should be involved in a counter-swinging motion from the lower body. This effectively works the mid-torso muscle groups. By practicing the proper Nordic Walking techniques, you will benefit from a more complete and fun workout. Keep the poles close to the body, lean slightly forward, and remember to open and close the hands with each step.