Urban Poling Instructor Certification Course – Section 3

The Urban Poling Nordic Walking Technique: How to Do It & How to Teach It

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Resources

Read the following manual chapters;  The Urban Poling Nordic walking Technique and Teaching Methods

Going downhill

For moderately steep slopes, simply decrease the pressure on the base of the handles or drag your poles behind you. For steep slopes, keep your poles upright and in front and out to the side slightly, so if you do fall you won’t land on your poles. Bend your knees and elbows, and slow down any momentum. For long descents, it may be helpful to lengthen the poles.
Barb Gormley, Director of Education

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