Physiotherapist working with CrossFit athletes

Monday 1 June 2015

Physiotherapy Lecturer Dale Walker is working with CrossFit athletes who are competing in the European Region finals.

CrossFit is a relatively new physical training methodology, which incorporates “constantly varied, high intensity, functional movement”.

It combines the disciplines of gymnastics, power lifting, Olympic weightlifting and metabolic conditioning (running, for example), in order to test athletes in all capacities of fitness.

Dale, from the Directorate of Sport, Exercise & Physiotherapy, in the School of Health Sciences, will be working as the CrossFit Physiotherapist with the official medical team.

The regional final will see the top CrossFit athletes in Europe competing in events including rope climbing, Olympic lifting, running – even a 250ft handstand walk that has to be completed in under three minutes.

The qualifiers of the European Region finals will go on to compete at the CrossFit Games in the USA, where the winner will earn the title “Fittest on Earth”.

The event takes place over three days, from 29-31 May 2015, at the Ballerup Super Arena, in Denmark.