CrossFit – Eric Heim

*Results may vary from person to person.
ericToday was a HUGE benchmark for me thanks to CrossFit Castle Rock!

As those who know me well, my right hand was severed 10 years ago and after multiple surgeries, it had minimal functionality with major pain/arthritis issues daily, and roughly 10% wrist movement. I started at CFCR in January of 2012 with my custom made prosthetic brace, and was unable to do push-ups, but was determined to overcome my weakness.

My surgeon told me that my hand would need to be amputated within 5-10 years of the initial surgery due to loss of nerve/blood circulation.

I completed today’s workout not only with push-ups, but with right palm flat on the ground!!!
For those that WOD with me, you notice my right palm has never touched the ground for burpees, HSPU’s, or push-ups (as I am always compensating by doing these movements on the ball of my hand) I thought that I noticed this mid-WOD this morning, but felt I HAD to verify it by repeating it at home, and I was able to do it, just AMAZING!

I wish I could express how amazing this feet really is, and how Crossfit has changed my life so much for the better, not just physically but mentally!

Crossfit taught me that there are NO OBSTACLES to ANY goals worth working painfully hard to overcome. Which has allowed my body, mind, life and my family to improve because of it.

A special thanks to Spencer Marx who has helped motivate me from day 1 to understand the “Just because you can’t do it today, doesn’t mean you can’t do it tomorrow” type of mindset to reach such an amazing goal.

P.S – This is the x-ray from post Motocross crash!
*Results may vary from person to person.

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