Jesse French suffers a severe hand injury but still finds a way to stay competitive in the CrossFit Games Open.
He has an uncharacteristic way of modifying workouts: he tapes one hand to the skipping rope during Annie. He tapes his left hand to the ring when he does muscle-ups. He lifts weights wearing a powerlifting glove with a piece of doweling slapped on the end of it.
You might, too, if you were missing four fingers.
Twenty-three-year-old Jesse French may be short four fingers, but that didn’t stop him from competing in the Reebok CrossFit Games Open. And not only did he compete, but he also finished in the top 60 and earned a spot at regionals.
Not bad considering a year ago at this time French couldn’t work out. He couldn’t even cut his own apple or tie his own shoes.