Q. How are BungyPump™ poles different from rigid walking sticks or hiking poles?
The BungyPump™ poles have built-in resistance of 8.8, 13.2 or 22 pounds, meaning every time you press the poles down you press against the resistance of ex. 8.8 pounds. The actual pole itself doesn’t weigh more than 1 pound each. The poles are used to activate and exercise your upper body muscles and give you a full-body workout while walking. Don’t confuse anti-shock poles with our BungyPump™ poles… They are nothing alike!
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Q. Which BungyPump™ model should I choose?
Q. Do the BungyPump™ poles come in pairs?
Yes, all of the BungyPump™ models come in pairs (two poles).
Q. When do I need to use the rubber foot or tungsten tip?
The rubber foot is suitable to use when walking on asphalt roads or other hard surfaces. The tungsten tip is excellent for use on both soft and hard surface, for example walking in the park or forest, as well as on icy or slippery surface.
Q. What do I do when the rubber foot or tungsten tip gets worn out?
We have spare parts, both rubber feet and tungsten tips, for sale in our webshop. Visit our webshop HERE.
Q. How do I replace the tungsten tip?
When replacing the tip with a new one: Heat the plastic cap and the metal tip with a hot air gun or a similar tool. Pull off the old tip, add a little hot-melt or a similar type of glue to the new tip and press firmly to fasten it. The BungyPump™ Tungsten Tip is suitable to use as spare parts for all available models of BungyPump training poles (Walkathlon, Number One, Energy, and Power).
If you have the Walkathlon model – the original tip is connected with the basket, here you would remove them two together, and attach the new tip on top of the pole.
Q. Can training with BungyPump™ help me lose weight?
When using the BungyPump™ fitness poles you burn up to 77% more calorie compared to regular walking, as well as activate your upper and lower part of the body’s muscles. You get a full-body workout that helps you build strength, endurance, flexibility and improve your overall fitness condition. Watch our BUNGYPUMP™ TRAINING VIDEO to get a better understanding of the multifunctional use with these poles. Not only can you walk with them, but also use them for various individual exercises.
Q. How can I adjust the length of the BungyPump™ training poles?
Follow the instructions below.
1. Turn the pole upside-down. Adjust the pole so that it feels comfortable, roughly at chest height. Lock into position by holding the middle section (B) and turning the lower section (C). Note! Do not push the lower section (C) further down than the reflex mark.
2. Adjust the hand strap by pulling on the lower strap. Keep the locking device open while you adjust the loop. Press the locking device and pull gently on the two upper straps to lock into position.
3. Slip your hand into the loop from below. Grip the handle of the pole. Hold the pole in a comfortable and relaxed way.
4. Place the pole on the ground in line with the back of your front foot or immediately behind your heel. “Gently” place the pole on the ground and press downwards. Keep the pole pressed down until it is time to take the next step. Remember that the hand with the strained pole is supposed to come so far back that it passes the hip. Walk or jog. Alternate using your left arm and right leg with your right arm and left leg and so on. Remember, look straight ahead. Your arm should be slightly angled and the whole arm will be i the pendulum movement, it is the shoulder joint (not the elbow) that is supposed to work. The poles must always be at a 45 degree angle.
Watch this video for same instructions but visual.
Q. How to best travel with BungyPump poles?
Depending on the model you have, you can disassemble the poles to become shorter to travel with. The below instructions are for the BungyPump Walkathlon model only. For all other models (Number One, Energy and Power), follow step 1 only (not step 2 or 3).