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The Warrior Spirit: Part 2 Rehab With Revenge by Again Faster - CrossFit Journal

In LEO/Mil, Medical/Injuries, Videos

April 07, 2009

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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, the challenges and opportunities of rehab are explored. The mental and physical challenges, the mindset, the ups and downs, setting and achieving goals, the soreness: there is much in common with standard hard training.

CrossFit’s approach to rehab is the return to functionality (to whatever degree possible). What are you doing outside the gym and what do you want to be doing outside the gym? We use our broad spectrum of functional movements, scaled and/or modified (or not), to bring back competency in normal movement. The revenge side is gaining something you’d not have found without the injury.

7min 29sec

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7 Comments on “The Warrior Spirit: Part 2 Rehab With Revenge”


wrote …

"Fitness is a lifesaver for all of us" I don't think I could agree more, you guys are amazing, never lose that fire!


wrote …

It sort of makes the lame arse excuses I try to justify to myself why I shouldn't get up early and do a workout, and thank these men and women for being a motivation. Semper Fi


wrote …

Yet another reason for me to be proud to wear the CrossFit logo on my back. Thank you.


wrote …

I want to laud the team that made this video. A lot of these videos tend to seem (if only to me) a little exploitative, focusing a little more on the injury of the wounded rather than his story. By contrast, this was a vehicle whereby we saw a fellow human explain what it's like to be injured rather than an injured person explain how he's still human. There were no long shots of prosthetics, no scenes of everyday tasks being done with the aid of tools because of missing limbs. When they were working you saw the sweat and when they were speaking you saw their faces. That's class.


wrote …

I should clarify that when I said 'these videos seem exploitative' I meant stories, particularly in mainstream journalism, on injured soldiers and not soldier rehab videos in CFJ.


Matt Charney wrote …

Bravo! Once again you guys did a great job. This series has been very inspirational!

Semper Fi



wrote …

Patrick, I thought that was well said, thanks. Paul

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