Greg recently celebrated his 53rd birthday by winning the Fesitvus masters division with his wife, Debra. He attends CrossFit 6 days a week, barbell club twice a week, and personal training once a week. 2022 has been a good year for Greg.
But 2021 was not his year.
In 2021 Greg underwent 6 knee surgeries to repair a torn meniscus and remove built up arthritis. He still trained but modified his workouts for upper body.
Upon returning, Greg was playing a game of tag. During the game, Greg had a freak accident and tore his achilles tendon off the bone. He had to wait two weeks to have the surgery to reattach the tendon.
Post surgery didn’t get easier. He had to go through two more surgeries due to complications of reattaching and healing.
Once cleared Greg was right back in the gym, in a boot, and made the most out of it. He was setting personal bests on his upper body lifts and always found a way to get a good workout in.
After having his boot removed and being cleared, Greg had yet another setback, the widowmaker.
Yes, Greg had the widowmaker heart attack and guess where he was the next day. Back in the gym pushing towards his goals. For the next year Greg would be put on multiple heart medications.
Greg never once complained. He did what he could and focused on getting better in areas he needed.
One year post heart attack Greg has been able to do box jumps, rope climbs, set multiple PRs, and is the lightest weight he’s been in 10 years.
How was Greg able to make a comeback like this?
HE SHOWS UP!!!
He focuses on what is in his control and does not diverge from the plan.
As his coach, I’m extremely proud of Greg. Many people would have given up, but that was never a thought.
Keep up the good work