On February 12-13, 2008, a CrossFit HQ staff went to Alamo CrossFit in San Antonio, TX for a special Level 1 certification seminar. Members of the Warrior Transition Battalion from the Brooke Army Medical Center gathered to learn the basics of functional movement and how to scale for any starting point.
In this video from CrossFit Again Faster, Kyle Maynard addresses the athletes from the perspective of someone who has had limited physical abilities his entire life. This, he acknowledges, is very different from having full capacity for most of their lives, and having some of it taken away.
Kyle talks about his own interest in military service, about finding the inspiration to keep going, and how this group inspires him. He points out that this event may be the first of its kind, where 20 guys, each with a different disability, train and workout side by side. Twenty different sets of modifications, but the same drills and the same ethic. It was a weekend he’ll never forget.