Use them at the right height. Neutral ground, keep elbows at right angle.
Use poles to push off or slightly behind you. Insert hand through and over ribbon safety holders and grasp handles.
When walking up hill for long periods of time, try holding down farther on trek pole.
When walking down hill for long periods of time, try holding top of poles, in front to slow and stop decent.
May want to purchase Trek Pole tent and poles.
May want lighter weight with clasps and cork handles.
Find the right trek poles for you, they will support you and preserve your energy and flow on the trip. They are designed to improve overall balance, strength, and experience of the walk, hike, or exploration.