Instagram’s Most Famous Adaptive Athlete Zack Ruhl Tells His Story

Over the past several months Zack Ruhl has blown up Instagram with his incredible adaptive CrossFit training clips, and now he continues to inspire people with this short bio from Great Big Story.

Zack Ruhl is stronger than you. The 26-year-old double amputee CrossFit instructor bench presses 445 pounds and can climb a rope while attached to his wheelchair. And that’s not all — Ruhl owns a gym and trains other adaptive athletes for free.


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Fat Tony lives in Long Beach, CA and has been training at CrossFit Long Beach since 2013. Fat is a professional photographer and video producer having worked for companies such as PurePharma, NPGL, MET-Rx, ECC, Red Bull, and ESPN.

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