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Feb. 9, 2022

Can we treat adaptive athletes as athletes first? | Guest Sam Schaefer

Can we treat adaptive athletes as athletes first? | Guest Sam Schaefer

Sam Schaefer is an adaptive and inclusive trainer, a fairly recent below-the-knee amputee – but and first and foremost, he’s an athlete. He shares the story of how he pushed himself forward through over nine years of constant, unrelieved pain, and how...


Sam Schaefer is an adaptive and inclusive trainer, a fairly recent below-the-knee amputee – but and first and foremost, he’s an athlete. He shares the story of how he pushed himself forward through over nine years of constant, unrelieved pain, and how the decision to remove part of his leg was easier than most of us would think. Now, he now hopes to help shape how competitive organizations and the public perceive the special athletic gifts of adaptative athletes. You can find Sam on Instagram @samschaefer1 and he’s head trainer at CrossFit MetroEast in the St. Louis area. Check out our gym (Third Street Barbell) at ThirdStreetBarbell.com and subscribe for updates about our apparel line at 3sb.co! Local memberships and international fresh fits! Get early access to our NEXT DROP! Join our Discord for free! Hosted by Mike Farr (@silentmikke) and Jim McDonald (@thejimmcd). Produced by Jim McDonald Production assistance by Sam McDonald. Theme by Aaron Moore. Branding by Joseph Manzo (@jmanzo523)