Burkhart regains lost strength

 

The Washington Times-Herald

March 26, 2014

Burkhart regains lost strength

Travis Burkhart Foundation gets ready for banner year

By Nate Smith Times Herald
The Washington Times-Herald

---- — “Five more,” he said.

Travis Burkhart told his trainers Leslie Thompson and Joe McDonald he could lift more weight. He wanted to break his personal best Friday. He was 15 lbs. away.

Thompson and McDonald, along with Kim and Mike Burkhart, Travis’ parents, added five more pounds to the bench press. For the past few weeks, Travis started lifting free weights at Anytime Fitness in Washington. Lifting and working out was something he liked to do before his 2008 accident heading back to college and sliding and crashing on an icy road. The accident left him having to relearn almost everything again.

The five pounds are added. He’s at 215 now, a personal best last week. Bench pressing is harder for Travis than those who are not rehabilitating from a traumatic brain injury. He had to relearn coordination between the left and right sides of his body in the past six years of rehabilitation, surgeries and countless hours of work.

 

 

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