A three-step guide to correctly holding your walking pole
You wouldn’t think there would be much science behind holding a walking pole, but you’d be wrong. When used correctly, the strap gives control over the pole without a muscle-tiring grip. That’s important when need to reach forward, say down a steep incline, or push back, for example when jumping a stream or an obstacle, and still remain in contact with the pole.
so rather than just grip your pole any which way, try this method:
- Adjust the size of the loop so you can put your hand through it
- Pass your hand through the loop from below
- Grip the strap and handle together