Walking skills with trekking poles

- 2021-09-26-

Flat ground and gentle uphill
Follow the same rhythm as usual walking, with the right arm forward with the left foot and the trekking pole forward, but the tip of the stick should not exceed the front of the body, and then push back against the ground, and the left hand interacts with the right hand to do the same movements.

Steep slope
The action is the same as normal walking, but the arm should be forward and the position of the trekking pole should be placed in front of the body, and the trekking pole should be used to support the body upward to reduce the pressure on the legs.
If necessary, two trekking poles can be used at the same time to do the climbing action. When pushing the body up, the palm can be placed on the top of the pole to strengthen the pushing force.

Due to the relatively large impact force, trekking poles need to be used to reduce the load on the legs.
The position of trekking poles must be placed in front of the body, and it must be on the ground before the front feet to achieve the effect of sharing strength.

At the same time, you have to feel how far the trekking poles should be placed to achieve the effect of reducing the pressure on the legs, and will not slow down the original speed and rhythm of travel. When necessary, you can increase the length of trekking poles according to your personal feelings.