Technique tips for walking in muddy conditions

We’ve had more than our fair share of rain and mud this January and we've been delighted by the way you've carried on regardless!  In many ways mud gives you…

Comments Off on Technique tips for walking in muddy conditions
Nordic walking vs ordinary walking: research results
Nordic walking is more effective than ordinary walking

Nordic walking vs ordinary walking: research results

Nordic walking will burn more calories, raise your heart rate higher and you'll walk faster than ordinary walking. This is the conclusion of the research project run last Autumn by…

Comments Off on Nordic walking vs ordinary walking: research results

Ten technique tips for Nordic walking

 It’s difficult to remember everything you should be doing when you first start out Nordic walking.  It’s also easy for us seasoned Nordic walkers to slip into bad habits along…

Comments Off on Ten technique tips for Nordic walking

Downhill walking explained plus a useful talk test

Last week I wrote about the components of aerobic fitness: frequency, intensity, and duration.  This week I’m looking at one of those components – intensity -  and how you can…

Comments Off on Downhill walking explained plus a useful talk test

How to Nordic walk on tarmac

In Bristol we are lucky to have lots of public parks and open spaces which means we mostly Nordic walk on grass and tracks.  It makes things nice and easy…

Comments Off on How to Nordic walk on tarmac

Technique focus: Arm swing

One of the cornerstones of the Nordic walking technique is the arm swing.  It is also the easiest to get wrong.  So the arm swing is the next in my…

Comments Off on Technique focus: Arm swing

Technique focus: hips and pelvis

At Bristol Nordic Walking we always focus on Nordic walking technique during our classes.  From arm swing and hand control to rotation, heel/toe roll, and everything else in between.  This…

Comments Off on Technique focus: hips and pelvis