Urban Poling – Nordic Walking – Barb Gormley

Barb Gormley talks about being a personal/fitness trainer, health & fitness writer and urban poling instructor. As Urban Poling’s Director of Education, she produces the company’s educational fitness materials. Barb has written numerous magazine articles on the benefits of Urban Poling and also presents at conferences, tradeshows and health fairs across the province.
Find out more about Barb on her website: http://www.barbgormley.com/
Find out more about Urban Poling / Nordic Walking at https://urbanpoling.com/
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Barb’s Book = https://urbanpoling.com/book-launch-the-urban-poling-ultimate-guide-to-nordic-walking/

VIDEO of Technique = = https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=IJAdf2fIduQ


TOPICS AND LINKS FROM TODAYS SHOW:

1) Quick Professional Bio –
   = YMCA
  = Group Exercise instructor and Corporate Fitness … working with public
   => Year sailing and then couldn’t/didn’t want to re-enter the corporate world so went out on her own for fitness and training Marathon Walkers
  -> Urban Poling called several years -> couldn’t get a good workout, poles/DVD … then took cert. course and realized the techniques
2) Why Nordic Walking/Urban poling?
  •   why decide to try?
  • 40+ running,
  • Mandy Shintani -OT from
  • ‘Perfect amount of challenge’ – enough for those who like group exercises and routines but not so complex that someone without interest could do
  • nordic walking is like swimming/tennis … it can age with you. Intensity and speed vary
3) similarities and benefits to cross-country skiing? 
 *My introduction to ‘pole running’ was through xc skiing
  • similar but not exactly the same … and NOT like hiking.
  • hiking poles are different -> hiking poles minimize effort while urban poling whereas URBAN poles add challenge
4) TECHNIQUE 
is this just walking with poles? How does technique/instruction come into the process?
  • Nordic technique – the length should be set to marking on URBAN POLING POLE based on height
  • land poles out front with a straight arm to have a straight arm  **SHAKE HANDS ***
  •  press down on outside edge of hands
  • poles landing beside foot but angled back at 45 deg
4) Gear Needed =  Difference in Poles/tips?  
  – can you get ones that are suitable for offroad and urban settings?
  – setting the length of telescopic poles
  •   rubber boot tip on pole + a rubber handle
  • poles will telescope (get longer/shorter)
5) What are classes like?
  = GTA classes at Mt. Pleasant and High Park -> what do these sessions look like?
   = mix of social, technique and walking adventure!
  =  some calisthenics
  => Double Poling exercise with Nordic Poling  – both pole landing and big push
6) Certification courses– who is the ideal instructor to come to these courses? (clientele they work with, area they need to work in etc)
      = 1/2 day and online course to cert
7) Common Mistakes in Poling? 
  = 1500 cert instructor will say keep your arms straight with a pendulum swing from the shoulder … don’t shorten the leaver.
   = ELBOW’s get a break today
   = HANDS TO handshake position and  thru so that hand is to thigh or past (all the way down)   => This informs and is affected by stride
      = dragging poles behind you … pickup poles a bit
9) How to look/feel prepared your first time poling? (how to not look like a newbie!) 
  =  don’t bring your xc ski or dh poles!
  =
10) What’s next for you, the fitness industry and/or poling? 
 = ultimate guide to nordic walking -> working on revised edition =>
  = Activator pole for those will balance and stability issues =>
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XC Life, Injury Recovery – Jenn Jackson

XC Skiing, Mountain Bike, Cross-Country, Strength, injury
Jenn Jackson is an XC Mountain bike racer who won the under-23 National Title in 2017. She is also a former Cross-Country Skier. She loves all things exercising and the training process, especially for endurance based sports – running, skiing, cycling. Trying to find a balance between pursuing excellence in sport and not being defined by these high-performance endeavors.
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Follow Jenn on Twitter and Instagram at  @jennjackkson
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Article on Jenn’s silver medal at Canada Summer Games

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SHOW Topics

BIO
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Sports crossover?
how was it learning a new sport/ skill?
Ski Racing
how to ski,
what your ‘first-year’ racing was like (learning, what would do differently)
mindset around injury/training!

Sept Q&A – Pushups, Beers, Weight Loss Plateau, CX World Cups

pushup, beer, kabush, weight loss, cyclocross, Intervals

Q & A Episode with questions from the listeners. Today Molly and Peter discuss their trip to the first two cyclocross world cups and cross-vegas (and Interbike).

Topics are Geoff Kabush hitting the record for beer-50pushups-beer in under a minute (he mentions this in the episode with him a few weeks ago). We talk about weight loss after you plateau but still want more and how to do max intervals (pacing). sept qa

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SHOW NOTES:

Kabush hilarious video for his pushup/beer challenge and grouse grind
Max effort intervals: how hard should you go
Peter article on intervals
Dealing with weight loss plateau/belly fat
weight lifting withPeter: how’s it going / what are you doing differently? coach
-= coach clance on instagram – https://twitter.com/clancelaylor?lang=en
= Laylor performance systems =-https://lpsathletic.com/
BMX Training 
 – Video of Peter riding BMX on instagram
core workouts — upper body / lower body: the myth of arm day
Cyclocross World Cup Coverage 
cx hairs twitter https://twitter.com/CXHairs
Molly on Performance Bike Facebook at Interbike

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Q & A – Travel, Sven Nys, Gaining Weight, strength and Off-Season

Keywords: Travel, Sven Nys, Gaining Weight, strength and Off-Season

Today’s episode is a Reader/Listener Question and Answer (Q & A ) Episode.

We talk about our challenges over the last month of training, the core-routine we are each doing (and Peter is using with his clients) . We discuss a Sven Nys quote on embracing your sport and how this can help the Consummate Athlete. One of our readers has been sick and inquires about gaining weight, which let us discuss some tactics for losing/gaining that have worked for us, in research and/or for clients.


NOTES OCTOBER Q & A 

crazy travel week, what we learned at crossvegas, Iowa world cups 
-sleep
-stretching
-train
eat: 1 veg per meal, tons of water (see molly’s article on surviving trade shows )
Sven nys quote from Bicycling (teaser about short podcast coming up)
You have to live 365 days a year for your sport. That helps a lot. Not just for a small period. You need to have the passion from day one until the last day.
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INTO READER Qs
Know what? Gaining weight. From coming back from illness (severe weight loss) to generally losing too much weight training.
  • give it time, body will return to ‘normal’ (ease into training)
  • protein / calories in general need to come up but consider IN vs. OUT
  • backing off training ie walking not running
  • Liquid calories (dairy, peanut butter , white rice as easy to eat lots)
  • watch starting with low cal / high nutrient density foods (ie. salad opener limits overall calories for some)
  • Molly references milk (whole milk) beneficial for DOMS from study HERE
Vince M C. asks: I would love some down-to-earth advice on getting into interval training. I’ve always just tried to maintain a pace while running, but I’m aware that interval training will yield better results. But how does one establish intervals as a beginner?
  • fartlek is the easiest way to start
  • run/walk (not just for beginners)
  • break normal route into chunks
  • track – run straits, walk corners
  • find a track workout or hill workout nearby
  • find hills
Brandon asks: strength training in the off season why, how, when. 
  • should year round
  • offseason good to start
  • infographics on performance benefits of strength
OFFSEASON IN GENERAL

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