Yesterday, after posting about Adaptive Athletes and their desire for competition, novelty, and challenge, I received several emails asking, "How do I get started?"
I've also been fortunate enough to connect with a few Affiliates who HAVE started. This post will serve merely as a conduit between the willing and the enabled.
We've been lucky enough to host several athletes requiring slight modifications to the workouts to participate - notably those with MS and brain injury, but also including others on crutches, in wheelchairs, and with different numbers of limbs.
Our coaches threw together a quick list of some modifications we use, and I've attached it as a Google Doc in hopes of attracting ideas from DBA readers.
Above all else, don't be a 'caretaker.' My favourite quote from CFWR was on Monday's WOD blog:
"Scaling for box jumps should be any height off the ground, even if it’s one inch. Jump on something."
When all else fails, ask the athlete what they think; they'll find a way. They're good at it.