12 Aug '18, 5pm

Disabled Michigan veteran sets powerlifting records

Disabled Michigan veteran sets powerlifting records

ST. JOHNS, Mich. (AP) — At 5 feet 8 inches tall and 198 pounds, his chest is expansive and unforgiving, clearly defined under the worn, red T-shirt he's wearing. His arms are massive. When he bends his elbow, his biceps bulge and stand tall, showing off solid muscle. If ever someone lived up to their name, it's Bobby Body. At national and international powerlifting competitions he's set records, bench pressing more than double his own weight. He gets plenty of questions about his last name, but his missing left leg is often the first thing people notice about him. It was amputated above the knee five years ago, the result of an injury Body sustained while he was in the U.S. Army. The convoy he was in was hit by four underground explosives during a deployment to Iraq. Rehabilitation and surgeries couldn't save it. When Body's lying on the bench getting ready to lift a bar l...

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