Tribute To A One-Legged Badass

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Back in 2013 my YouTube popularity had just begun to rise after creating videos for over 6 years.

As a way to show my appreciation to all of my new subscribers I created a contest and giveaway for people who sent me their most inspirational transformation story.

I received tons of amazing videos from people all over the world, but one in particular stuck out.

It was from a young man who had suffered a debilitating accident and was forced to amputate his leg.

At first he was depressed, but then he took matters into his own hands and decided to make this an opportunity to GROW STRONGER.

Here is a newer version of the video he submitted.  You’ll get the whole story in less than 2 minutes.

I mentioned in a post last week that I had spent some time in Amsterdam.

While I was there I got the awesome opportunity to meet-up with Anthony.  I learned that he’s not only doing really well, but that he’s transmuted his own crisis into an opportunity to inspire and empower others by writing a book and creating an online training course which outlines his journey from tragedy to triumph.

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Of course I was super proud of Anthony for all the he’s overcome and achieved, but little did I know that I’d be needing his help myself.

As fate would have it, a few days after I met Anthony I injured my right achilles tendon.

At first I thought I’d take a few months off from training, but then I remembered how Anthony transformed his body immediately after losing his leg!

So I installed a pull up bar in my backyard, cracked open Anthony’s book and got to work :)

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I’ve spent many years coaching and inspiring others to overcome obstacles and become their Strongest Selves.  My work is super rewarding and I love what I do.

But nothing gives me more hope and pleasure in life than learning about people who have been so moved by my videos that they not only take massive action in their own lives, they make it an opportunity to pay-it-forward by empowering others.

Big hugs and massive love to all of you out there lifting yourselves up and raising the bar for humanity.

Learn more about Anthony, his inspiring journey and super effective homemade, bodyweight training program here.

-Elliott