Fragile X is the most common inherited cause of mental impairment, and symptoms can include everything from mood disorders to learning disabilities to seizures and beyond. Bowler’s son Casey has fragile X, so the fundraising competition is a very personal event for Bowler.
In Part 2 of this two-part series, Bowler talks about how he incorporates strongman movements and implements into WODs at Rainier CrossFit, and John Welbourn of CrossFit Football stops by to emcee the strongman event held Aug. 9 in Sumner, Wash.
Bowler structured the event to include a nice mix of strongman events with a little CrossFit thrown in for good measure. Competitors pulled trucks, deadlifted a log loaded with sandbags, completed a press medley, loaded stones and pulled a bus—all for charity.
To learn more about Fraxa’s research strategy, visit Fraxa.org.
Video by Again Faster.
Additional reading: To Serve, Protect—and Sweat by Mike Morris and John Burrow, published May 21, 2009.