CrossFit has always had a strong connection to the military and law-enforcement communities, and wounded warriors occupy a special place of honor in the CrossFit world.
Around the world, and in the United States in particular, affiliates work with wounded warriors to help them overcome their injuries, get fitter and improve their quality of life. Up to now, most of those efforts have been independent, but the website Real World Six aims to change that and unite the affiliate community.
At a recent outdoor workout, David “Chef” Wallach of CrossFit Rubicon shared details on the Real World Six project.
“There will be a database and a repository of information where everyone from around the world who’s dealing with adaptive athletes can come and say, ‘Well, how did they do Fran?’ or, ‘How do we adapt The Seven for someone with an above-the-knee left-leg amputation?’” Wallach explained.
With more resources available to trainers, more and more wounded warriors will be soon be able to reap the benefits of CrossFit training scaled to their unique needs.
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Additional reading: CrossFit Walter Reed by Dillon Behr and Brian Wilson, published July 25, 2012.