Antonio Martin: Untrained 430 Pound Bench Press to Para Powerlifting Superstar

After ending up being a paraplegic at the age of 23, when he was shot trying to break up a fight while working security at a club, Antonio Martin barely skipped a beat.

” It was kind of challenging, however not excessive. I had played sports my entire life, and I always contended, so that was an adjustment,” said Martin, now 31, a previous college and Arena League football player.

After investing five years living an inactive lifestyle after he was shot, a friend recommended he attempt contending in shot put. So, in 2017, Martin signed up for a Paralympic sporting event that offered a shot put.

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