Upper body Muscles used in Nordic Walking
Posted by energygroup on September 18, 2009
In a previous blog, I wrote about the benefits of walking with Poles or Nordic Walking. Today I’ll expand on the muscles used in the upper body:
What muscles are working to increase the upper body strength?
- Triceps: this is the muscle located at the back of the arm between the shoulder joint and elbow joint
- Latissmus Dorsi: large muscle located on your back about half way down
- Rhomboids: this is the muscle used to hold the shoulder blades (Scapula) together. We work on posture while we are walking so we tend to stand a lot taller and straighter holding the shoulder blades together
- Anterior Deltoid: this muscles is located at the front of the shoulder. We use this muscle to bring the arm forward.
Therefore, in a 60 minute walk we’re not only increase our heart rate and working out heart we’re also working on upper body strength. This can be a big time saver for people who are short on time!
Energy Group Fitness offers 3 week sessions to learn how to Nordic Walk. For more information please visit Energy Group Fitness Website.
Have a lovely day and weekend!
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