GROUND REACTION FORCES IN NORDIC WALKING AND WALKING

  • Lothar Thorwesten
  • Nina Overhausen
  • Klaus Völker
Keywords: nordic walking, ground reaction forces, joint load

Abstract

Nordic Walking as an established endurance sports showed a higher cardiovascular load compared to normal walking caused by the additional use of poles (Butts et al. 1995; Rodgers et al. 1995; Jordan et al. 2001). There is still a lack of knowledge regarding the joint load. A reduction up to 30% based on the use of poles is often described but the evidence is missing. The objective of the given study was to examine the load on lower limbs using biomechanical parameters comparing walking [W] and nordic walking[NW].
Published
2007-11-05
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities