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Can we treat adaptive athletes as athletes first? | Guest Sam Schaefer | 50% Facts Podcast

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.

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