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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