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April 14, 2010

Video Article

Jon Bik lost a leg after a 40-foot fall off a power pole, but he’s still getting the benefits of CrossFit at CrossFit East Sacramento.

With Justin Riley coaching, Jon hits a WOD of three rounds of 10 squats and 10 toes-to-bars, with a slight modification to help him perform the squats.

After the WOD, Sevan Matossian asks Bik if there’s anything he won’t be able to do in the box, and Jon answers like a true CrossFitter:

“No. I might not be able to do the same version, but they’ll find a way to manipulate it so that I can do it no matter what.”

6min 55sec

Additional video: Improvising, Adapting and Overcoming by Maj. Andrew Thompson, published May 19, 2009.

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7 Comments on “Universal Scalability: The WOD”

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WOW... IF I EVER HEAR SOMEONE SAY THEY CAN'T DO CROSSFIT BECAUSE "_____"
I WILL SHOW THEM THIS VID

AWESOME WORK EVERYONE.

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One can always modify any workout, CrossFit or not. Different weight, sets, reps, speed, exercise, range of motion, exercise order, etc. etc.

Justin

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I too have to modify some of the workouts because of limited range of motion in my right elbow. It is good to see others overcome challenges. Inspiring.

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Mad props to Jon on this.

Quick question though: I thought toe-to-bar was supposed to be done without kipping? I thought you risked the possibility of hyperextending the back, or was that just a misconception I had taken based off the CFG standards?

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Way to hard charge, Jon!!! Keep it up!!!

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That was absolutely amazing Jon! Extremely proud brother! Keep up the good work and proving that the idea of Crossfit is more than a workout.

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Big props to Justin and Travis for being such great trainers. Maintaining that kind of quality instruction and intensity for a special population client (in a group setting especially)is a really hard thing to do.

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