r/Damnthatsinteresting Interested May 17 '21

Boy with cerebral palsy lifts Atlas Stone GIF

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u/getmeapuppers May 17 '21

This video needs sounds. I can hear that “GODDAMN BOI” in my head lol

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u/Hobo9996 May 17 '21

I think of Arthur Morgan

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u/0K4Y_ToRtiLLa May 18 '21

BRO SAME! Hahahahah

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u/Sea-Rub7569 May 18 '21

Then it would be more like "GODDAMN BOAH"

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u/valleja007 May 18 '21

I was thinking more of j.k. Simmons

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u/TheFrontierzman May 18 '21

Richard Simmons

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u/Snickits May 18 '21

What broke me is that he was looking for confirmation, and looking dead at his trainer’s eyes before he got the stone up. He (in a way) prioritized affirmation from his guy.

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u/CamrenB27 May 18 '21 edited May 18 '21

Not in a way. He was dead set on handling down properly and fuckin A did he own his commitment! 😁

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u/its-42 May 18 '21

Curved em on the high five after the hug tho smh. I wanted to run into frame and secure the high 5 for him.

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u/SnooHesitations3807 May 19 '21

Anytime a big man says BOY I think of Kratos.

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u/OGBilly3 May 17 '21

In all seriousness, how do his ligaments and tendons in his ankles and knees handle this? Biomechanically this has got to be absolutely brutal on his body....

Good for him though. Just concerning

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u/milleniemfalcon May 17 '21

CP is a pretty big umbrella term for various forms of brain damage at birth or a very young age, so it presents really differently across all individuals - often with spasticity and poor coordination like the kid in the video. Ligaments and tendon aren’t directly affected, but you’d be right to assume that this posture isn’t the most biomechanically efficient way to lift, but it’s what he’s able to work in. That being said, strength training is a great thing for CP and is really encouraged nowadays! I’d assume this was not the first attempt and there was lots of training leading up to this that made it possible!

Just my take as a PT student :)

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u/ProperSupermarket3 May 17 '21

ya that lift from knees to hips to box was done in a way that told me he's been doing this a while. his form wasn't that bad and he was solid the whole time. he should be proud pf himself.

a former performance coach and power-lifter

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u/lotekness May 17 '21

You're not wrong. Daughter with athetoid cp, compound movement such as this which aids in strengthening the core aids in a lot of things from speech to fine motor and builds a stronger foundation to work from. Form is a factor but low tone and spasticity prevents quite a bit of the control most would have. When you lift, you begin to develop rigor and awareness to otherwise under utilized areas, which aids in allowing better control by promoting neuroplasticity.

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u/Spikerulestheworld May 18 '21

Ibwas thinking the same thing.. it’s very likely he is going to that personal trainer to build up his strength etc... the way he is jumping around afterward and just the fact he can do it tells me that his PT is working well

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u/Ghstfce May 18 '21

Whoa, thanks for this. I never knew that when it came to cerebral palsy!

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u/lotekness May 18 '21

If you have or know someone who has it, my wife and I found the ABM method has made huge gains for our daughter as a treatment path. Her prognosis was to be wheelchair bound requiring speech assistive gear. She's 10 now and speaks well enough to be understood by others and walking in a walker. She's still got miles to go, but she's already beyond where conventional treatment was taking her. It requires identifying sections of her body and making mind to muscle connections which is done in a number of different ways. If you're in Ontario I also know of another practitioner there that she saw who does something similar as well and it was huge towards her progress. Also helps having her three other siblings to motivate her lol.

Edit: not Canadian, but we did stints in Toronto for her treatment which was very very expensive. I'd encourage fundraising. CP is very expensive and insurance doesn't do a lot to help. UCP in America does help though and worth getting connected with now that I'm thinking about it.

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u/Ghstfce May 18 '21

I've known people who have had CP, but not anyone really close. My first best friend as a child had a form of palsy, but not Cerebral Palsy. But this is such refreshing news that there's a bit of hope with exercise. Fills me with hope, you know?

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u/lotekness May 18 '21

Hope's a hell of a drug.

I know what you mean. I know my daughter's an inspiration to our whole family, and it's crazy how exciting little milestones can be.

Be thankful for your abilities and don't squander them ya know. Keep plugging.

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u/Ghstfce May 18 '21

I hear you. I was raised not seeing people with disabilities as lesser people (which was rather strange for the 80s). My uncle through marriage had Downs syndrome. Growing up in junior high, I spent my homeroom time working with the kids in my school with disabilities, because they were fantastic people who achieved so much in their lives. It made going to school so much more worth it knowing I could spend time with amazing friends. I've even taught my daughter that different than does not mean "less than". But this holds a special place in my heart after having to watch my godmother's husband deteriorate from MS over the years.

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u/lotekness May 18 '21

Yea, sounds like we have similar experiences. For us it's normal I guess at this point, but that also means somethings we have to miss out on collectively because of her restrictions. Generally I don't feel like we're treated poorly except for the occasional stares where you can tell someone's trying to sort it all out but afraid to ask, or at places like Disney where a french kid ran up to punch her because she was loaded on the bus before him (fortunately his father caught him before he could land the hit, cause honestly not sure how I'd have handled that but I might not be a free man if he had).

We're blessed with a strong community around us though, and our daughters a bit of a mascot which is neat. She's loved all around and that's awesome.

You're on target though, just be respectful and show a bit more patience. But I'd say that for able body people too, we all could use a bit more love and respect for each other.

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u/lotekness May 18 '21

I don't believe it's ever too late. I've seen some folks in their early adulthood working the program. There are a lot of factor's that would determine success or level of success but I can't see it hurting.

Health in motion rehabilitation in Toronto is another great one. When we'd go with our daughter he'd have a set of intensives being run with folks from all over the world. Our daughter's first friend was another child from London (we're from TN in the US) for that very reason as they were both in blocks together at the same time.

As far as ABM is concerned, I know they're currently training new therapists all the time, and they've actually encouraged my wife to become one. I only say that because even though there's an operational cost to it, the goal is to help spread the method to help more people. I'm not sure what you can do with that information, but I'd hope to see this in places other than just the US.

Also, sorry this isn't more helpful, I'm just a father involved in it. It's worth reaching out to someone trained so they can possibly point you in the right direction?

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u/New_acct_3 May 17 '21

My Aunt has CP and she got a PHD and ultimately became a tenured professor. Def effects some more than others. She can still walk even now that she's nearing her 60's, but she's needed walking aids for many years now.

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u/EXGTACAMLS May 18 '21

My Aunt has CP

FBI OPEN UP

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u/New_acct_3 May 18 '21

lmao. Cerebral Palsy

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u/OliveAndbananas May 18 '21

This is why I love reddit.. you get to hear expert talk in their pyjama while you take a dump.. and its fantastic 🌝

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u/ronnietea May 17 '21

I was wondering the same.

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u/FractalApple May 17 '21

Not a doctor or a bodybuilder but I imagine they work up to this point gradually... could help strengthen the biomechanics if done correctly, no?

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u/shadowsideghost May 17 '21

His name is Miles Taylor, The gym is called NeverSate and is run by Brian Alshrue.

https://youtu.be/5DcJgxo5Sew

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u/mmm_nope May 18 '21

Miles is such a kick ass kid.

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u/VHDT10 May 18 '21

I'm sure they've worked up from smaller weights so he's probably developed enough support from that.

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u/aFoxyFoxtrot May 17 '21

I get you. If this were a 'normal' person lifting a hefty weight like that I'd be thinking 'his back will be fucked if he carries on like that'. Good luck to the guy. Hope it doesn't cause injuries

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u/petitememer May 18 '21

This video is about 3 years old. I follow him on instagram and he's still going strong! No injuries yet. He's awesome.

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u/thealmightymalachi May 17 '21

Not interesting. Just awesome.

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u/ASK_ABOUT__VOIDSPACE May 17 '21

You couldn't be more right. Here, take my award.

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u/timmaeus May 17 '21

Yeah this ain’t no science show. Kid is fucking amazing

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u/CoolStoryBro_Fairy May 17 '21

I am genuinely interested and therefore find it interesting. Obviously OP did too.

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u/thealmightymalachi May 18 '21

11 reposts in different subs; this is karma farming.

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u/CoolStoryBro_Fairy May 18 '21

Ah. I stand corrected. Well, at least I find it interesting still

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u/shadowsideghost May 17 '21

His name is Miles Taylor, The gym is called NeverSate and is run by Brian Alshrue.

https://youtu.be/5DcJgxo5Sew

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u/ageofwalnut May 18 '21

Recognized the gym, scrolled down to find this comment. Love Brian.

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u/Kaoulombre May 18 '21

Ignorant swine

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u/WEREWOLF10MM May 17 '21

Heeeyyy.. its my turn to repost this.

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u/SpoonfullOfPoo May 17 '21

When it's posted 100 times a day accross every sub its everyone's turn

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u/MrsRyan2016 May 18 '21

Yesssssss!! r/mademesmile so big

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u/intothevoidghoul May 18 '21

I came here to say this 🥰

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u/Middle_Aged_Mayhem May 18 '21

Well this made my day✌

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u/painwithouttheI May 18 '21

My sister has cerebral palsy and it crazy how something so impactful could not stop people with cerebral palsy from reaching their goals.

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u/grnmchn28 May 17 '21

This kids a fucking beast!!!! The video where he deadlifts twice his weight is also epic. Shows what lots of hard work can lead to

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u/youandmetakethree May 18 '21

I love the pure joy between the two of them, they’re both so proud ❤️

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u/DeeDee_Z May 17 '21

So, what's that sucker weigh? (Standardized weight?)

(Despite all the other complaints, this is the first time -I've- seen this.)

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u/petitememer May 18 '21

According to google, 83 pounds. Miles himself is only 90 pounds too, which makes it extra impressive.

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u/RakshasaDealer May 17 '21

Ah yes, I see you're a fan of the planet by recycling another old post. Still a cool one, but recycled nonetheless

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u/GuantanamoMike May 17 '21

And what? I’ve never seen it before. Your comment is a repost of the thousands of fucking repost comments people make.

You’ll be the first to shout about karma doesn’t matter then complain when people farm it. If it doesn’t matter who cares? I’ve never seen this post before.

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u/DanWallace May 17 '21

Yeah who'd you steal that lame joke from?

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u/CrimsonToker707 May 17 '21

Damn, that fucking beard though. I wish I could get that length

beard envy

😂

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u/A_Couple_Things May 17 '21

I like how he accidentally missed a high five so he gave him two

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u/ItsMota May 17 '21

Video with sound

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u/MrSecurityStalin May 17 '21

Cerebral Palsy is a horrible disease. It makes me happy to see people still getting gains when faced with a challenge. God bless him.

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u/petitememer May 18 '21

Technically Cerebral Palsy injury or a disorder, not disease (apparently there's a difference).

But yeah, I have it myself and it definitely can be horrible sometimes. People like the guy in the video do make it feel a bit less horrible though :).

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u/[deleted] May 17 '21

This really made me smile and it was pretty interesting too.

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u/Key-Baby1299 May 17 '21

I have no physical disabilities, and I could not to that. Good for that ass kicker.

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u/RH-rh May 18 '21

The amount of karma mining while reposting this is heavier than the damn stones

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u/RedSkullBandit13 May 17 '21

That’s amazing he is so happy

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u/Standard_Education57 May 17 '21

i mean he do have tha strength tho

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u/bananacumshake May 17 '21

This repost again

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u/lespaul_1976 May 17 '21

Nice job kid!!!

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u/RickVanSchick May 17 '21

Let’s goooooooooo badass

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u/Life_Less_Ordinary May 17 '21

This is impressive and incredible. 🏋🏼‍♀️

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u/AudienceSimilar May 17 '21

Pretty sure there’s a video of him doing a box jump too. Kids impressive!

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u/petitememer May 18 '21

Kid? That's a man right there!

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u/[deleted] May 17 '21

Aww hes so happy ♡

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u/sv3theb33s May 17 '21

Inspiring!

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u/TheAnarchist9081 May 17 '21

Warmed my heart.🙂

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u/MrVanderdoody May 17 '21

Success! Fitness win!

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u/Defiant-Branch4346 May 17 '21

This is awesome

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u/Almostime May 18 '21

Couldnt that make his condition worse or get injured easily?? Cerebral palsy posture does not look safe to lift heavy objects.

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u/petitememer May 18 '21

This video is about 3 years old. I follow Miles and he's still going strong. Never had an injury.

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u/[deleted] May 18 '21

Boy: I have cerebral palsy Other guy: you need a herniated disc also. Lift this rock.

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u/petitememer May 18 '21

Eh, this video is 3 years old and he's still going strong. Yes, it's risky, but the risk is clearly worth it to him.

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u/LiquidEvilGaming May 17 '21

That's the most wholesome thing I've seen in ages. Heart warmed.

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u/RustylllShackleford May 17 '21

Smiles Taylor, look him up

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u/happy-azalea May 17 '21

I’m happy for him! That’s awesome!!

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u/ThickH0es May 18 '21

I cnt even do that bruh good shit man

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u/Comprehensive_Link66 May 18 '21

I was cheering him on the whole Time !!!!!

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u/bad_guitar9 May 18 '21

Hey mom said it’s my turn to post this!!

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u/marthewarlock May 18 '21

Awesome job my dude!!

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u/snorzasores May 18 '21

Guy is a bloody champ!

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u/princesswannabeee May 18 '21

Goddamn boi! Ugh! I wanna hear it!!

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u/NASATVENGINNER May 18 '21

Go man, GO!!!!

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u/piroskavalentino May 18 '21

This is the best thing I've seen on Reddit today.

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u/i_am_zombie_76 May 18 '21

I'd shit my britches doing that! Fantastic effort!

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u/jolsen13 May 18 '21

Awesome, that dude is strong

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u/Loser1001 May 18 '21

And I can't even replace the jug of the water cooler

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u/AUCEO May 18 '21

Wow!!!! Great great great… for both you guys… freaking awesome from an old man who is really really down … u guys made me feel a little better…God Bless You BOTH!!!

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u/JayPx4 May 17 '21 edited May 18 '21

I call dibs on this repost next week

Edit:/ apparently I’m fourth in line

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u/Formal_System_9101 May 18 '21

He went full retard

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u/petitememer May 18 '21

Wrong disability for the joke. CP is just physical, sorry.

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u/Army-of-Woodpeckers May 17 '21

That kid has the moves...

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u/777romi777 May 17 '21

My heart literally burst watching this and water leaked out of my eyes everywhere! I don’t care which sub I watched it in, I’m so glad I saw it!

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u/violatah May 18 '21

GET SOME!

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u/MRV-DUB May 18 '21

Thats not a boy , thats a MAN !

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u/SkepticJoker May 18 '21

That’s not a boy. That’s a man.

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u/nothingfree2019 May 17 '21

Why is that dude wearing a fake beard?

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u/lotekness May 18 '21

Thanks for posting this OP. Love showing my daughter stuff like this to motivate her. She always gets hype seeing other kids with CP doing cool shit.

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u/KrissyBean May 17 '21

Can't help but smile watching that.

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u/rich_303 May 17 '21

I fucking love that this guy is praying at the house of gains , $#@&+$@ get some brotha !

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u/eldritch_elder May 18 '21

Left me with a huge smile, thank you.

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u/Anamorphius May 18 '21

Gains!!!🥶

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u/ActivityFew6789 May 18 '21

Great Job ! Wow

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u/earthmedsarebest May 18 '21

My best friend growing up had cerebral palsy and that was the toughest, strongest kid I've ever met. He got into a fist fight 1 time and would get hit and fall down easily but kept getting up for more. He finally had enough and rolled over and picked up a water hose and went to town on the other kid. That's the only time I've ever seen someone with cerebral palsy chase off someone who was starting shit.

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u/TheDevilsAdvokaat May 18 '21

Well done!

But..these look kind of dangerous. I wonder how many people have been injured by these falling on their feet...

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u/petitememer May 18 '21

If it makes you feel better, this video is 3 years old and the guy in the video is still going strong. I've been following him for years.

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u/TheDevilsAdvokaat May 18 '21

Oh I support him all the way.

Just..thinking about dropping one of those on my toes....

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u/mikesalami May 18 '21

Is that Johnny Hendricks or just someone who looks like him?

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u/dggreat1 May 18 '21

Bruh I was celebrating with him....that damn boi came out my mouth to. Lol good shit man 🏋‍♂️

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u/VoiD_ShotzZ May 18 '21

I won’t lie this is actually pretty inspiring are least to me

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u/misfitkid86 May 18 '21

Fuck yeah smiles Taylor!!! Dudes rad!

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u/Booze-and-Bacon May 18 '21

This is likely the best video I have seen all evening.

JK. What an amazing sight.

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u/zx-km-space May 18 '21

Miles is a legend. It's just sad that he was perfectly normal until he started doing crossfit 😞

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u/petitememer May 18 '21

What do you mean? What happened when he started doing crossfit?

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u/powder-phun May 18 '21

I would not be doing this without steel toed boots

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u/Appropriate_Ad_2727 May 18 '21

Good on him! That made me tear up and not much makes me do that

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u/Wyl_Younghusband May 18 '21

If I'm not mistaken that's Miles "Smiles" Taylor.

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u/bodinator1 May 18 '21

What a great guy, giving that kid so much positivity.

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u/pitmeng01 May 18 '21

The joy on his trainers face speaks volumes, I love this ❤️

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u/Getthechuckoutofhere May 18 '21

And I thought the 16 lbs bowling balls were too heavy.

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u/converter-bot May 18 '21

16 lbs is 7.26 kg

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u/JeffyLifts May 18 '21

Atlas stones are no joke, this kid put in the work!

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u/bxyrk May 18 '21

The infectious excitement is almost too much... I feel awesome for everyone

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u/First-To-Fire May 18 '21

Bro that shit made me tear up. Good stuff. Kill.

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u/Moessus May 19 '21

What a fuckin champ

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u/DaMailmann May 18 '21

Imagine stones rolls back hits him in the head and freaking cures him!!

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u/AMC_Tendies42069 May 18 '21

I don’t care if it’s a repost this video is so much win. It hits the feels just right EVERYTIME.

I hope that dude is still fighting and living large. What a terrible illness.

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u/petitememer May 18 '21

I follow him on Instagram and he's still going strong :).

It's not that terrible honestly. I have it myself and yeah, it's is definitely very hard sometimes, but seeing videos like this definitely makes me feel a lot better about it.

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u/AMC_Tendies42069 May 18 '21

That makes me happier than you know!

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u/SyrennsPromo May 18 '21

I didn’t tear up just now.... you did....

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u/aaaggghhh_ May 18 '21

This is just all round wholesomeness. What a champ!

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u/Spike12381 May 18 '21

This kid is fucking legendary.

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u/Ramcon35 May 18 '21

Awesome video, good for him! Very encouraging

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u/SmokedHamm May 18 '21

Fucking love it!!!!

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u/DK_Son May 18 '21

Sometimes it's just nice to see what people are up to. *shrug*

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u/DK_Son May 18 '21

Who cares about karma farmers. Karma doesn't do anything. Where you think this vid is appropriate, someone else thinks it suits this sub. Not everyone is in all the same subs as you. Maybe this is the only one they're in that's for this type of stuff.

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u/DK_Son May 18 '21

You're the one who called them karma farmers. And now you're saying no one cares. But you care.

I've never seen this gif/vid before. Maybe stop going through every post on every sub expecting new content. On a platform of millions of people, you are going to find reposts everywhere. And those posters may not know they are reposting. Of course some do. But not all.

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u/DK_Son May 18 '21 edited May 18 '21

Why do you care so much about it? You'll never ever ever beat it. So try to get over it.

You are now saying you care about the spamming part, but a moment ago the big issue was karma farming. You can't stay in a lane.

And now you have to try to insult me to win. Get off the internet dude. You are letting reposts turn you into a cunt. Fucking pathetic. Listen to yourself crying here about reposts. Boo hoo. Mopiest person in the room. Surely there's more in your life than this issue. People like you are worse than the people who re-post shit.