Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Walking Poles

About two weeks ago I bought some of these:


Ever since, I have been out and about in my neighborhood walking like this (how I envy this woman's svelt figure!):
But really I am worried I look more like one of these people:

Please tell me I don't!



Scripture of the day: 1 kings 10:8

8 comments:

  1. I'm sure it's the first example! You are funny, so tell me what do they help with exactly? Can you walk faster? Is it just a boost to the workout? Were you just wishing you were a cross-country Olympian skiier :)?

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  2. Thanks Nancy! The package for the poles says they are supposed to help increase your calorie output by 45% during the workout. It definitely gets my arm muscles more involved--my triceps get a workout when I push against the pavement with the poles.

    I will have to envision myself as an Olympian skier, though. That might inspire me during my workouts.

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  3. That was my best laugh of the day! When we were in Finland last summer we saw a lot of people walking all over Helsinki with the poles. And most looked like the second picture. I am sure you look like the first, however. Have fun with that!

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  4. I have seen you lately. You look great! That post made me laugh. I didn't know that about the poles. I will have to check into that.

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  5. I have never seen those before. Have you found they're working?

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  6. Charlotte, thanks for your comment. I think they do work. I can't tell if it is 45% more efficient than walking, but my arm muscles are definitely more involved. Walking with them is a little more awkward, but it it helps increase the calorie output then I feel it is worth it. Rebecca

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  7. I might need some of these!

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  8. “But really I am worried I look more like one of these people” – I don’t think so! Anyway, I just bought mine last Christmas because my mom always nagged me about my poor posture as I always slouch. And I must say, it works well for me. It's been years, I hope your still using it. =)

    Cindi

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