Max Okun, born with only 1 arm, hasn’t let that stop him from working out and being a fitness coach. His motivation and dedication to the sport has lead him to developing a bionic are that has some of the same functionality of a real arm.
Advanced Arm Dynamics developed a prosthetic arm that is made of carbon fiber and other strong metals that enable Okun to workout like most of us would – whether he wants to do bench-press or do pull-up’s, the arm gives him the flexibility and to do it.
Before getting the prosthetic arm, Max says that it was a “struggle to bulk evenly on both sides”. As you can imagine, without being able to balance weights to even out your core, developing any physique whatsoever with only one arm is difficult.
He goes onto say, “I was born missing my arm – I don’t care, that’s just the hand I was dealt in like so I’ve got on with it.”
This kind of die-hard attitude has lead him to starting his own Fitness Training and Coaching business that can be found at MaxOkun.com.
My prosthetic is completely man powered and has helped me to even out my body – before I had the prosthetic and was training, I was strong on my right side but it caused my back to go”