The Poles Are In: Stepping Into a Great Workout

If you have been to Central Park in New York City, you have seen it all. Young and old are sharing the running lanes. As a professional, I have also seen incorrect techniques: forward-headed body postures, internally rotated shoulders, incorrect foot techniques and so forth. The implementation of the poles, however, can make a difference in your posture. Pushing into the poles with your hands to move your body forward strengthens your back musculature. The strengthening of your back musculature can improve a forward-headed body posture if done correctly. It can help you to improve your shoulder flexibility. Yet correct form is important with any movement you do.

Pole Walking No Passing Trend

Right now, when you see me in the park "Stefing" you may stop and think that this is another trend that will come and go. But you'd probably be mistaken.

Look at our demographics. We are getting older. And we suffer from wear and tear in our body.

Even as this is happening, you might still be on the lookout for challenging workouts. Now you need to ask yourself the question: "How can I accomplish this without the wear and tear on your ligaments and joints?" The implementation of the poles is one solution while you spend time in the outdoors.

Say "hi" when you see me Stefing in the park. I am happy to introduce you to the art of walking or running with poles. How will you know it is me? I will be yodeling from time to time. And that goes to show that there is nothing nobody will not do in the park.

And if you are looking for clinics in your area, just search on the Internet: "walking with poles."

Stefan Aschan is a leading expert on lifestyle, health and fitness who has helped more than 30,000 people get fit through advice on nutrition, fitness and lifestyle changes. For your free must read "updates and solution" newsletter on how to have 10 times more success, stay on top of your goals, and accomplish the change of body and appearance, visit http://www.strength123.com

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