Training like a machine – Sgt. Noah Galloway, who is retired from the U.S. Army, says he still "trains like a machine." The double amputee lost his left arm and left leg above the knee after an IED struck his vehicle during his second tour of duty in Iraq. A grueling workout regimen is part of his plan to overcome his disability and inspire other injured veterans.
Training like a machine – Galloway served two tours in Iraq with the 101st Airborne out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, the first in 2003 and the second in 2005.
Training like a machine – Galloway prepares for his workout at Combat Fitness Training Facility in Birmingham, Alabama. He says he thrives on the grueling, military-inspired workouts designed by fellow Army veteran Sean Dickson.
Training like a machine – One-armed push-ups are just one component of the day's workout. In a single session, Galloway also completed five sets of one-arm pull-ups, carried a 45-pound barbell for one kilometer, ran 2 kilometers up and down a hill and finished with 200 crunches.
Training like a machine – Dickson says Galloway's perserverence and positive attitude is inspiring to everyone at the gym. "He's shown great drive, and basically the goals that he sets, every time he achieves one, he sets a higher one."
Training like a machine – In an effort to challenge himself, Galloway began running grueling races such as the Warrior Dash and Tough Mudder. Both require the runners to battle a course of obstacles like fire pits and walls to climb over.
Training like a machine – Galloway, pictured here with the eldest of his three children, says that when it comes to his kids, he hopes he's leading by example. "You can try to preach to your children all day long. They don't hear your words. They only see your actions. And I hope that I'm showing them, you know, a healthy, happy way of leading their life."
Training like a machine – Galloway is a member of Team X-T.R.E.M.E. Team members compete in races wearing gas masks to raise awareness for wounded veterans.
Training like a machine – Galloway says he has a responsibility to other injured veterans to lead by example. "It's not that I'm this incredible guy, but my injury was before them. And if I can show them the route I took to success, then they can follow the same."