BungyPump

Fitness Walking Poles

Power Walk

It’s not as high impact as other forms of exercise, and that’s exactly what makes walking such a healthy way to stay fit. Now, walking can do even more than strengthen your lower body.

BungyPump fitness poles transform a walk or hike into a total body workout that activates 90% of your muscles and burns up to 77% more calories
compared to normal walking. Unlike rigid walking sticks, BungyPump features built-in suspension and provides smooth and steady resistance every time the poles are pressed down, no jarring or straining. The amount of resistance varies by model, ranging from 8 pounds for recreational walkers to 13 pounds for more active lifestyles. Whichever BungyPump model you choose, the pole height is adjustable.

BungyPump originated in Sweden as an off-season training tool for cross-country skiers. But, given its ease of use, we’re not surprised it has become a favorite form of exercise among Nordic people from all walks of life. Physical therapists have even been known to recommend BungyPump for those recovering from injuries and back problems. These poles are made for strengthening not only your legs, but your core and arms as well.
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  • Valeria
    Valeria

    Hi everyone! Our product BungyPump is unique with its resistance function that activates the entire body while walking. For each step the pole is being pressed down it gives the resistance equivalent of 8.8 or 13.2 pounds. The constant resistance increases the burning of calories up to 77% compared to regular walking (with no poles) and efficiently trains and improves strength, balance, coordination and endurances.

    By adding the BungyPump poles you transform your regular walking into an efficient and fun full-body workout.

    We are thrilled to be featured on The Grommet and look forward to answer any questions you might have!

  • Angie
    Angie
    7/21/2014 12:54 PM

    I'm assuming that they are also still great for stability in hiking?

  • Jules
    Jules
    7/21/2014 1:06 PM

    @Angie I'm the person talking in the beginning and other parts of the video. Let's see what Valeria says in response,, but I consider hiking poles a different use case. They are much stiffer and better for stability than the BungyPump, which has deliberate "give". Yes, the BungyPumps could assist with hiking stability but purpose-made hiking poles are better for that purpose. With hiking poles the goal is to relieve your tired secondary muscles and assist a hike whereas the BungyPump is about amping up a walk or workout. So it makes it harder (in a good way) not easier.

  • Valeria
    Valeria – Special Guest
    7/21/2014 1:07 PM

    Hi @Angie, the BungyPump poles offer 8 inches built-in resistance inside each pole, so they are used more for additional upper body workout. With that said they are a great compliment for hiking moderate trails, but will not give the same support as traditional rigid poles do. Hope this answer helps and thanks for your questions!

  • Felicity
    Felicity
    7/21/2014 1:22 PM

    @Valeria

    Sorry to be picky, but you mean "complement", I believe, not "compliment", which is what you deserve for putting out such a good product!

  • Valeria
    Valeria – Special Guest
    7/21/2014 1:30 PM

    Hi @Felicity, yes you are so right! Thank you for the correction and for the sweet compliment ;)

  • Dee
    Dee
    7/21/2014 12:57 PM

    How do you decide which resistance to get ? I am a 5'5" female, 150lb. and in fairly good shape ( walk 3 miles a day, ski, bike, go to the gym ) for being 65.

  • Jules
    Jules
    7/21/2014 1:09 PM

    @Dee I would definitely do the SlimLine or the Number One. I am in good shape too and it has plenty of resistance for me. It will be a long time before I am ready for the higher resistance. In terms of sorting out the choice between the SlimLine or the Number One, I prefer the lighter weight of the the SlimLine since I really do take them places with me (weekends away etc.). It's not a BIG difference though.

  • Valeria
    Valeria – Special Guest
    7/21/2014 1:18 PM

    Hi @Dee, the two models with the lower resistance of 8.8 lbs (Number One and SlimLine) we usually recommend for beginners, for seniors and rehabilitation purposes. For those looking for more of a workout, perhaps for weight loss purposes and wanting more of a challenge we definitely recommend the one with higher resistance of 13.2 lbs (Energy). You seem to be very active and already in good shape, so I would recommend the model Energy with 13.2 lbs. You can also initially start off with pressing the pole down halfway and gradually build up your strength to pressing the pole down completely and getting the full 13.2 lbs of resistance.

    Hope this answers helps and thanks for your questions!

  • Valeria
    Valeria – Special Guest
    7/21/2014 1:50 PM

    @Dee, Jules answer is very correct and accurate to recommend the lower resistance models (SlimLine and Number One). My choice and recommendation was also based on fitness goals and what a person is looking to achieve, such as weight loss goals, improved cardio, toning etc. Very sorry for any confusion.

  • Jules
    Jules
    7/21/2014 3:00 PM

    @Valeria @Dee I was keying into your age being 65, Dee, with my answer. And I guess since I am age 54 and feel plenty challenged with the lighter resistance...I presume your experience will be similar. BUT if you aren't happy with your choice in the end, feel free to send them back for a refund or exchange.

  • Eleanor
    Eleanor
    7/21/2014 1:38 PM

    Valeria: I am only 5'2" and wonder if the bunny pump is adjustable for my short stature.

  • Valeria
    Valeria – Special Guest
    7/21/2014 1:47 PM

    Hi @Eleanor, the poles are adjustable in height, with the shortest being 115 cm, approximately 3.7 ft. We recommend adjusting the height of the pole in level with your chest, or even 2-3 inches lower. I believe that the poles should be good for your height, but if you could try and measure 3.7 ft and imagine that that would be the shortest hight of the pole. Hope this answers helps!

  • Guest
    Guest
    7/21/2014 7:39 PM

    @Valeria I'm considering the slimline.. but I'm 5' 0" so 115cm is definitely chest/breastbone level. Hoping this isn't too tall..

    Lynn

  • Carol
    Carol
    7/21/2014 3:12 PM

    Would this be good for someone who just had knee replacement surgery and does need help with getting balance and strength back in the knee and hip?

  • Valeria
    Valeria – Special Guest
    7/21/2014 3:22 PM

    Hi @Carol, these poles are widely used in rehabilitation therapy and by physical therapists, as the constant resistance from pressing down the poles activate the upper body muscles efficiently, but yet is soft and gentle on shoulders, elbows and joints. Your core, abdominal and postural muscles are activated and help improve both coordination, balance and posture. The BungyPump poles will relieve some of the pressure from your knee and hip, but not as much as rigid walking sticks or canes would. It's always good to talk with your physician prior to incorporating the BungyPump poles into your training routine.

  • Mau
    Mau
    7/21/2014 3:30 PM

    I find this whole set of conversations very confusing. I think the questions should be answered by whomever is most knowledgeable about the product. Also, drop the grammar lessons.

  • Valeria
    Valeria – Special Guest
    7/21/2014 3:34 PM

    Hi @Mau, please let me know what part is confusing and I'll do my best to clarify and explain it.

  • Guest
    Guest
    7/21/2014 7:04 PM

    i suffeRed a stroke less than s week ago. IT WAS A MILD ONE AND I WAS TOLD REHAB SHOULD MAKE ME GOOD AS NEW. HOWEVER THE DOCTORS DID NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THAT I AM ON THE WAITING LIST FOR A HIP JOINT REPLSCEMENT ON MY RIGHT HIP AND HAVE A ROTATOT CUFF TEAR O THE RIGHT SGOULDER. I AM GOING TO SHOW MY PHYSICAL THRTAPIST THR BUNGY POLES TO SEE IF HE THINKS THEY MIGHT BE OF HELP,

  • Valeria
    Valeria – Special Guest
    7/21/2014 7:19 PM

    @Guest, that's exactly what I would recommend as well, talk with your physical therapists and get his opinion on the type of exercise you are safe to perform. Thanks to the built-in resistance the impact is very soft on shoulders and elbows when pressing down the pole, which could definitely be beneficial for shoulder problems. I hope you will find that these poles are a good fit for you!

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