Welcome on website about the Running with running poles = NORDIC RUNNING. Our method is quite different from Nordic walking and from using a walking (trekking) sticks during alpine runs. Nordic Running has several benefits – everyone can use them in their own way.
We find 3 main reasons for practicing NORDIC RUNNING:
1. Load reduction - Nordic running does not burden the musculoskeletal system. It has an undeniable importance in the prevention of injury of the most tired parts of the legs, i.e. Achilles tendons, ankles and knees. Sportsmen who already have some injuries, then the use of the poles allows a faster return to full training (further here)
2. Increasing the intensity - Nordic running is much more physically demanding than ordinary run. The runner with running poles has a higher energy consumption and he breathes intensively. He not only runs, but also naturally strengthens (muscles of the upper limbs, chest and abdominal muscles) (further here)
3. Improving of the running style – Running with poles can help remove some errors in our running style and thus improve it (further here)
The interest in the Nordic running is increasing since we won the competition European Athletics Innovation Awards with the thesis about this training method. We have been invited to scientific conferences, we have lectured at training seminars for athletic trainers, we have presented our method on training camps and a variety of running events.
The extensive article about Nordic running was included in the prestigious journal of International Association of Athletics Federations IAAF New Studies in Athletics (Running with poles to increase training efficiency and reduce injuries, 2/2014). Also the specialized German magazine Leichtathletik Training published the text on this topic in one of its issues (Laufen mit Stöcken, 11/2013).
Our theme has already appeared on all major Czech and Slovak running websites. In March 2016, published by Smart Press the book NORDIC RUNNING: Running with poles as a healthier and more efficient way of running = the first book in the world about all-season running with poles. Short annotation of the book: English Polish German Italy
Not only many of hobby runners and sportsmen, but also a lot of elite athletic representatives and trainers include the method of Nordic running in their training (for example Tomas Dvorak, Denisa Rosolova, Vitezslav Vesely, etc. What says about the nordic running Barbora Spotakova, double olympic champion and world record holder in javelin throw? Please click here or on the picture: