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Training Adaptive Athletes: Part 2

In Part 1 of Training Adaptive Athletes, we became more familiar with a cross section of athletes who face unique challenges.  Travis Pollen is an adaptive athlete himself - a congenital above-knee amputee, coach, author, and former competitive swimmer.  His numerous accolades and publications on the subject have made him somewhat of a pioneer in the field.

In Part 2 of my interview with Travis, we dive deeper into the "how's" of training Adaptive Athletes.  As Travis explains, developing the skill set to work with these challenges is sometimes just a matter of viewing a movement pattern in a fresh way.  A little creativity and an appreciation for the context of a given exercise, can make the difference.  No one athlete is exactly like another so why should their training be identical?

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A strength and conditioning coach since 2009, Cali has worked with numerous athletes spanning from rugby players to cross country skiers.Almost immediately after finding CrossFit in 2010, she was introduced to a program that better suited her athletic goals.With her existing background in powerlifting and football, she became a natural devotee to CFFB/PowerAthlete and testament to it's effectiveness.In 2012, she left D.C. and headed for the state named after her to be a part of the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff and a Jedi of Power Athlete HQ. Cali currently resides in Seattle where she works full time in law enforcement.

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