Urban Poling Instructor Certification Course – Chapter 6
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Update: Use Health Screening Tools as recommended by your professional association/society.
Read the following manual chapters – Other Programming Ideas,Consideration for Healthy Adult Classes and Consideration for Older Adult Classes.
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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