View Full Version : Walking Poles
04-19-2007, 12:06 PM
Anyone use walking poles? I just read about them in an article in Womans World and they are supposed to be really helpful on knees, etc but give great walking workouts. I bought a pair on ebay and I am still confused on how to use them LOL So I was wondering if anyone else has them?
04-19-2007, 07:32 PM
Do you mean trekking poles? :confused: If so, I use them reguarly hiking. Although you wouldn't want to use them on concrete.
04-21-2007, 08:51 AM
I guess they could be called either. Yes, I suppose that is what they are. These people did use them on concrete, just regular walking but they have different "feet" so I wonder if that is what helps. How do you use yours?
04-21-2007, 10:03 AM
I've seen a number of people in our community out walking with these, and they sure have a fast pace too! They are on the sidewalk which is concrete.
I'm thinking of getting some also but would like to try a pair out to see how it feels. I'll be curious what others post about this topic!
04-21-2007, 10:59 PM
Aha! Okay, there must be some special footing for the metal part (otherwise they might break). I owned mine for years before I actually used them. And boy, did I quickly find out what I had been missing. :)
They really help my knees going uphill and down (especially with a pack). I take them hiking and climbing and just adjust them shorter for uphill and longer for downhill. They also work in the snow with a special "footing" attachment.
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