NFL Legend JJ Watt Impressed by an Amputee Weightlifter’s ‘Never Give Up’ Attitude in a Viral Video

Published 07/06/2023, 5:30 AM EDT

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Nothing is impossible in the world if one is determined enough. The bodybuilding world is always witness to the incredible feats that athletes do. Recently American football defensive end Justin James Watt found another gem of a video on Twitter that shocked him. He shared the video, and fans also went berserk.

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The Twitter post by JJ Watt showed an athlete attempting the near-impossible action, and it was truly breathtaking. Let’s see what the young athlete achieved and how.

JJ Watt praises Victor Assaf over the impossible challenge

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The Twitter video was reshared by Watt, and it was originally posted through a famous account by the name of ‘Enezator.’ The original post had the caption, “He never gave up! became an example to many.” In the video, Victor Assaf did a deadlift very swiftly, but the catch? He did it with one hand! The video was captioned by Watt, “This is incredible.” CrossFit champion Joe David Myers also asked about the man’s identity in the comments, and another fan helped out.

 

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Ecuador native Victor survived a horrific motorcycle accident, and he lost his right arm, according to Inspire More. The doctors had to put him in a medically-induced coma for five days to prevent any additional brain damage. He endured a 10-hour surgery and was left with no motor or sensory function in his right arm afterward. His surgeon then informed him that his CrossFit dreams were now a thing of the past. But he strived through and became a weightlifter who could lift massive weights with one hand.

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Victor is an adaptive athlete who has competed at the CrossFit Games and is inspiring many people with his determination to never give up. Victor’s perseverance might make some remember another legendary bodybuilder who also strived through all hardships.

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Victor Assaf is setting an example just like Flex Wheeler, who has gone through multiple surgeries and a leg amputation. The Sultan of Symmetry had once taken to Instagram and shared a video that featured a short clip from his treatment in the medical room. He wrote, “When cutting-edge technology and skills and passion for what you are doing meet together, great things happen. We believe it. Do you?”

Wheeler revealed in the video that he had no hope that his leg injury would improve with time. He said, “I didn’t have any expectations”. Fortunately, the outcomes of the treatment were incredible, and he said, “You know it is a bit overwhelming to have some of these very stiff equipment used on me and see how it works.”

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Flex Wheeler and Victor Assaf’s love for sport and determination have got them so far. What is your take on the Twitter video and the positive attitude of Victor? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Tanushree Bhowmick

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Tanushree Bhowmick is a Bodybuilding writer at EssentiallySports. She holds a Master’s Degree in English Literature from an eminent university. Gymnastics, Football, and Fitness have always intrigued Tanushree and inspired her in her professional writing career and lifestyle.
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