Barbend did an awesome job compiling this list of ten adaptive athletes you should know. Give it look and see some familiar faces while you're at it.
From CrossFit® to bodybuilding to strongman to powerlifting and weightlifting, adaptive athletes excel in every strength sport. A new Adaptive Division was introduced alongside the 2021 CrossFit Open schedule, and the first International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) female wheelchair bodybuilding pro card was earned at the 2020 Olympia. There were many major strides made in 2020 for adaptive athletes.
While some of the more known adaptive athletes like Logan Aldridge — the Training Director of the Adaptive Training Academy — might be closer to a household name in the fitness space, many athletes should be on your radar heading deeper into 2021. Below are 10 adaptive athletes across five different strength sports that you should be aware of as we head into 2021’s suite of competitions.