Urban Poling Instructor Certification Course – Section 4
Warm-ups, Cooldowns, Muscle Conditioning & High-Intensity Exercises
Optional: Workout Videos
Please be advised that some of the exercises shown in this video require advanced levels of physical fitness. If you are unsure of the physical capabilities of yourself or a client be cautious about performing these exercises and try to increase balance support to prevent injury.
Read the following manual chapters – Teaching Techniques, Other Program Ideas, Appendix- Exercises
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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