Nordic Walking began as a summer training exercise for serious "cross country" skiers. Fitness walkers in Europe adopted Nordic Walking as a time-efficient, low-stress, total body workout. Today, approximately 500,000 people in Finland enjoy Nordic Walking regularly, and it is spreading in popularity throughout Scandinavia and now the USA. Nordic Walking popularity is growing with walking clubs and instructors leading classes across the United States.
Nordic Walking Poles
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Comparisons of Nordic Walking and Trekking poles
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|Nordic Walking Hip Pack|
Fitness Walking Tip This larger and heavier rubber tip is for LEKI Nordic Walking poles. Sold in pairs 8-815-900
Fitness Studded Traction Tip
Extra grip specifically designed for fitness Nordic walking or aerobic activity on pavement.
These tips are for trekking pole use on pavement, indoor, boardwalk or similar surfaces. They are not recommended for trails as they may suction off in soft ground or in cracks. sold in pairs.
Fitness Traction Tip
is specifically designed for fitness or Nordic walking and other aerobic activity taking place indoors or on pavement
Universal FlexTip The flexible tip can flex up to 30 degrees, without damaging the pole shafts. The use of carbide provides optimal grip on rock and ice surfaces. Sold in pairs.
|Performance Basket Designed to keep your poles from sinking into soft ground. Sold in pairs. 8-565-003||
This basket is larger than the Performance Basket and is threaded onto the carbide flextip for use in snow.
LEKI Nordic Walking Quick Start with Linda Lemke. Linda is a certified and experienced instructor shows how to Nordic Walk with LEKI Poles. Watch as she gives you the fastest start to a new fit you.
Nordic Walking is for YOU! Real people. Real stories.
On your way...in 5 minutes! Nate will get you up and walking in this short tutorial video.
Tips & Tricks From A Pro Stretching and warm-up is important. Nate Goldberg will walk you through some great starting exercises. Created by Jim Symack, a personal trainer from Buffalo, NY.
Take the next step.
LEKI Nordic Walking Poles are slightly modified versions of our
world-famous trekking poles. All poles feature a narrow profile "cross
country"-style grip with the Adjustable/Releasable Trigger Strap. Shafts are
composed of expedition-grade aluminum. All poles feature Carbide Tips,
removable Rubber Fitness Walking Tips and Baskets.LEKI Super Lock
LEKI Nordic Walking Poles allow you to adjust the length of the poles to your height and walking surface. The Super Lock System provides optimum locking with less tightening torque than most adjustable poles. This is the strongest system in the world, with 360 degree reverse turn security and 140kg holding force. It was tested and endorsed by TUV, the official technical test center in Germany.
/ Releasable Trigger Strap
LEKI’s Adjustable/Releasable Trigger Strap offers superior wrist support and the convenience of a releasable system. You can easily click in and out of the grip to grab your water bottle or slip on a jacket and do warm-up/cool-down exercises.
Designed to grip pavement and deliver added support and stability, the LEKI Rubber Fitness Tips should always face towards the back, behind you. This position allows you to “push off” more efficiently, increasing your upper body workout. Remove the Rubber Fitness Tips to expose the Carbide Flextips if you Nordic Walk on gravel or slick surfaces.
Turn your walk into a total-body workout.
Your interest in LEKI Nordic Walking Poles will pay a handsome dividend in personal wellness. You’ll walk away from mental stress while reducing pressure on your joints. Plus, you’ll be burning more calories and enhancing the cardio aspects of your workout—without walking faster or longer.
Live to walk. Walk to live.
NORDIC WALKING BENEFITS
- Burn up to 40% more calories during your walk
- Pump up your cardio by increasing oxygen consumption up to 25%
- Reduce stress to your knees and lower joints
- Reduce heel strike force by up to 26%
- Strengthen your upper body and create resistance to build better bone density
- Distance and intensity can be adapted to weather, terrain, and physical condition of the individual
Nordic Walking vs. Trekking: Poles & Technique Comparisons
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Trekking Poles Wanderfreund
We carry the top two brands of Nordic Walking Poles
LEKI Nordic Walking & Trekking Poles (aka Walking Sticks)
Exerstrider Nordic Walking Poles