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    Walking Poles

    My mom found this article in a magazine about using walking poles to improve your walking workout. Any one have any experience with them? I've used a walking stick when hiking but these are more like ski poles. I must admit they seem intriguing.
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    Re: Walking Poles

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    Re: Walking Poles

    I've used them before, when hiking and backpacking. I never thought about enhancing the workout, but I guess that makes sense since you're redistributing some of your weight to your arms.

    All I know for sure is that they're great when hiking around on uneven terrain, for helping out with your balance.
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    Re: Walking Poles

    According to the article, walking with poles burns 23 percent more calories and functions similar to a circuit training machine by exercising a full range of motion, including abs. If I can find a decently priced set I might give them a try.
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    Re: Walking Poles

    So, I've decided I want to try these things and now the search begins. I don't (and can't) afford to spend a lot on a set. Target.com, Walmart.com and Kmart.com are pole-less and Walmart doesn't have them. I'm gonna keep looking this weekend. I have a sneaking suspicion I'll have to get them at a sporting goods store because I'm ahead of the pack on this one.
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    Re: Walking Poles

    try ebay. that's where we got ours. they retail at about $65.00+ - but you can expect to pay about half that on ebay. Good luck!

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    Re: Walking Poles

    Copeland's should have them, or Big 5 (maybe).

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    Re: Walking Poles

    I'm asking for ya'lls expertise yet once again. Are hiking poles and walking poles the same thing? I found hiking poles at Target, Coleman brand I think. They look just like some of the walking poles I've been looking at on the internet. Cork handle, slightly angled. Telescoping aluminum body with rubber tips.
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    Re: Walking Poles

    My friend goes hiking all the time - she just took a broom stick handle and screwed a leather loop onto it. It's perfectly fitted for her and she's used it forever. Oh yeah, and it was really cheap.

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