Is Crossfit Anything To Do With The Increased Funds Allocated To Weight Lifting?

Without doubt one of the biggest booms in the fitness industry right now is Crossfit, the ‘sport of fitness’ which amalgamates a variety of disciplines in order to identify the ‘fittest person on earth’. What’s the relevance of this, well UK Sport Funding allocators have injected an extra £894,000 into weightlifting bringing their total funding to £1.8m. Now this may be coincidental, but weightlifting is one of the main training principles comprising Crossfit, and seeing as Crossfit has grown exponentially in the last few years could this be one of the main reasons funding has increased again?   

Whatever the reason for this injection of funding, it must be music to the likes of Zoe Smith’s ears, the British female record holder for weightlifting.


BBC Sport Olympics, (2014). Ri006F 2016: Weightlifting only winner in UK Sport funding appeals. Retrieved 21st March, 2014, from


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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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