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Take the next step toward a stronger, leaner, healthier physique with Nordic Walking for Total Fitness. From selecting equipment to creating your own personalized workout, it is your complete guide to the power of Nordic walking.
In Nordic Walking for Total Fitness, Nordic walking experts Suzanne Nottingham and Alexandra Jurasin show you how to make the most of every walk. You’ll learn how to choose the perfect pole, master proper form and technique, and supplement your routine for the ultimate total-body workout.
Nordic Walking for Total Fitness includes six essential workouts from short, quick walks to longer, more challenging workout excursions. You can tailor each workout to achieve your fitness goal, or you can select from a menu of sample programs developed specifically for cardio health, strength, power, flexibility, sport cross-training, and full-body fitness.
If you’re ready to hit the path with power and purpose, Nordic Walking for Total Fitness is for you. It’s like having a personal trainer striding alongside you every step of the way.
Part I Better Fitness With the Nordic Approach
Chapter 1: Walking Plus: The Gym to Go
Chapter 2: Gearing Up: The Right Equipment for You
Chapter 3: Taking the First Steps: Poling, Posture, and Stride
Chapter 4: Stepping Up: Variations for Cardio, Strength, and Power
Chapter 5: Changing Pace: Variations for Balance, Coordination, Agility, and Flexibility
Chapter 6: Stepping Out: Adapting to Different Terrain
Chapter 7: Starting Up: Identifying the Workout for You
Part II Nordic Walking Workouts
Chapter 8: Short and Easy
Chapter 9: Medium and Steady
Chapter 10: Medium and Quick
Chapter 11: Short and Fast
Chapter 12: Long and Steady
Chapter 13: Outdoor Circuit Training
Part III Programming for Long-Term Goals
Chapter 14: Training for Cardio Health and Fitness
Chapter 15: Targeting Total-Body Fitness
Chapter 16: Cross-Training for Sports
Chapter 17: Customizing Your Program