FIT WALKING


Giorgio Damilano (2) and Maurizio Damilano (1)
Giorgio Damilano (2) and Maurizio Damilano (1)

Speed Walking has several fast walking techniques, including Power Walking, Fit Walking, Beach Walking.

The origin of Fit Walking is in some walkers of 19th century (Pedestrianism) like Robert Barclay Allardice.

Also, the origin of the Fit Walking is in the Ancient Race Walking (1908-1956).

Walkers of 19th century walking technique and Ancient Race Walking technique were similar to Fit Walking.

Fit Walking respects the Rule of Ancient Race Walking.

Maurizio and Giorgio Damilano founded Fit Walking in 1999. Maurizio Damilano was the 1980 Olympic Champion and the 1987 and 1991 World Champion in the 20 km Race Walking.

In recent years there have been Fit Walking competitions.

FIT WALKING TECHNIQUE

-The walker must walk straight.

-The walker must walk doing an alternating movement of feet and arms.

-The walker must walk with one foot in permanent contact with the ground.

-The leading leg must be bended.

-Each advancing foot strike must be heel to toe at all times.

-The walker can walk doing an exaggerated swivel to the hip.

-The arms spread completely from the elbows and can cross the body.

MULTIDAY DISTANCES

-The walker must bend his front arm and reach out the other arm.