Team USA

Team USA

Tedious does not even begin to describe what it takes to become a part of the U.S. Paralympic team. Aside from training there are countless registration forms, fees, emails and applications to fill out. If I’m not training, I’m doing work on getting everything settled for each event and each license needed. I have been extremely blessed with a coach who is by my side to help with everything along the way.


Zach Caswell, Optimus Barbell Club Owner and Coach, is a new individual in my life who I have again been blessed with. Zach has helped me improve my Olympic lifts and helped me figure out the best form to help avoid injury. Programmed every Monday is an Olympic lift with different rep counts and schemes followed by a WOD (workout of the day).

Saturday’s have been marked as my crossfit days where I am allowed to go all out and get back to my roots. So the week goes as follows…

Monday: Train Javelin (1hr-1hr ½) with prescribed program from Scott followed by Zach’s lifting program.

Tuesday: Train drills and sprints prescribed by Scott Danberg (1hr-1hr ½)

Wednesday: Train Javelin (1-2hrs) at FAU with Scott Danberg

Thursday: Cardio and Core followed by active recovery exercise of choice

Friday: Train drills and sprints prescribed by Scott Danberg (1hr-1hr ½)

Saturday: Train Javelin (1-2hrs) at FAU with Scott Danberg followed by Crossfit

Sunday: Rest Day

Let’s just say it has been a different kind of grind, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. New beginnings with new successes.

Krystal Cantu

Krystal Cantu