This is a video taken in 2012 before I became a master instructor with Nordixx Canada. I saw the potential of this exercise…. I think Dan did a masterful job to take 70 minutes of film about me and Nordic Walking and condense it into this segment. Thanks Dan!
Also note that at that time I was using HIKING/TREKING poles with the loop straps because I didn’t know about Nordixx poles yet. I impressed myself to see that even then I knew the importance of the upper arm swinging back.
Another note: in rowing you race in the qualifying heats and either end up in the top six called the Grand Finale, or the next six called the Petite Finale, or be eliminated. In the Olympic Games my boat made a tiny error and we ended up in the Petite Final which we won, coming 7th place overall. Relative to the winning East German time in the Grand Finale, we were one second slower, which would have earned us a second place finish in the Grand Finale, beating the powerhouse (and steroid fueled) Romanians, and Russians. Enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTnGZSbQ49k