Powerlifting is a sport that shows you anything is possible if you work hard enough to accomplish it. KC Mitchell is perhaps one of the best examples of this, and it is easy to see why when you see him work.
Mitchell is an inspiration for all kinds of reasons. From his history as a veteran of the US military, to the things he has accomplished in powerlifting, he has beat the odds in more ways than you can count. Not only is he a competitive powerlifter, which is hard enough with all of your limbs, but he is the first person with an amputation to complete a full USPA Powerlifting Meet.
You see, KC Mitchell has no interest in letting the fact that he has only one leg define him. That is why he chooses to push his own limits, rather than competing in adaptive contests. As a result, he not only delivers some incredible performances in competition, but he does some crazy work on training too. Take for example, this most recent video from his Instagram, where he is setting a new PR with a huge 425lb bench press double, without the help of his legs.
“425×2 No Leg Drive PR!
– sorry coach @brandon_allen88 it’s my birthday 🖕🏻😂”
This was a pretty solid personal record to say the least. Although KC is not a stranger to trying crazy lifts, for his PRs. Here he is doing a PR deadlift, while a dirt bike is driven on a ramp, and over his head.
There is simply no shortage of things that are undeniably impressive about KC Mitchell. He does a great job of showing, time and again, that you do not need to be defined by your disabilities. People like him, and Flex Wheeler are true inspirations to those who are in similar situations.