In this video, you will discover how to do a rotating jump using Nordic Walking poles to diversify your outings.
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Learn how to practice a rotating jump during your Nordic Walking sessions with this short tutorial video.
Music : ALTER K
Voice-over by volunteer: Scarlet Sherriff & Rebecca Large
Practicing the Rotating Jump
In this video you will learn how to do a rotating jump.
If you are a beginner, we recommend that you practice this exercise under the supervision of an experienced partner.
This exercise can make your sessions exhilarating!
When practising this jump, make sure you always have two points of support with the ground. It will help you keep your balance.
This jump is done in three steps: the preparation, the crossing, and the landing.
Let's begin with the preparation.
Get close to the obstacle and plant one baton in front of you.
Place the foot on the same side as the pole as close as possible to the obstacle. The tip of your foot should be pointing outward to prepare for the rotation and the jump.
Next, the crossing.
Bring your remaining plant forward and to plant it behind the obstacle. Keep it in line with the first pole,
At the same time, throw your back leg over the obstacle, and rotate your hips, to bring your foot next to the pole in front
Once your pole is planted behind the obstacle, both your support points are secure. You can then push off with your take-off leg to help with the jump.
Lastly, the landing.
Pivot in place to bring your back leg in front of you to get it into position for your next step.
This will help you to quickly transition back into your walk after landing.
To prevent sudden stops that can be traumatic for your body, make sure to always take some steps after you land.
Now you know how to practice the rotating jump! Have fun and be careful!