Amputee With 450-Pound Deadlift Hopes CrossFit Will “Make the Adaptive Open Hard”

January 18, 2021 by
Courtesy of Derek Weida: https://www.instagram.com/derekweida/

Derek Weida doesn’t relate to many amputees he meets. “So many people I see are down and out when they lose a limb, but for me when I got my leg cut off, I felt like I got my life back,” said the 35-year-old CrossFit athlete, an above the knee amputee with more than half a million followers on Instagram.

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