One-armed athlete advice
I've got a fellow noob crossfitter who has his arm amputated just below the shoulder. He's started a nutrition plan to begin to get his body ready for exercise again. He's quite tall and overweight.
Can I get suggestions for programming for an athlete such as this? The metcon is pretty much taken care of. He can run, box jump, probably burpee after a while. My concern is overloading one side with strength work, but that is inevitable and in his case, probably not an overall bad thing. However, full body strength would be optimum.
My first thoughts are that he can do almost anything with a KB or DB. OHS, cleans, presses. DLs would require quite a bit of work before he could do anything heavy, especially with a BB.
Any and all advice is greatly appreciated. I'd like to give this guy as many options as possible to keep his training fresh.
Thanks in advance.