The Hard Way w/ Joe De Sena

At 13 years of age Logan lost his arm in a wakeboarding accident - has that limited his life? Nope- not at all! You may not be able to control the adversity you face, but that doesn't mean you don't control your destiny! In this interview, he discusses how he will never accept the expectations of others and is dedicated to spreading awareness and opportunities through education. Logan says you have to accept the reality of the situation, be grateful for the abundance that you have, be mindful what you focus on, and always keep learning. As he states, “the deterrent or the interest (of what I do) does not come or stem from having one arm or what I'm capable of doing- it’s just what I'm interested in and I will figure out the rest later.” As his mom said right after the accident- “Logan, it’s just an arm.” You are more capable than you believe and can conquer any obstacle on the course or in life. 



  1. Accept the reality of the situation
  2. Be mindful of the words you use 
  3. Be grateful for abundance 
  4. Be mindful what you focus on 
  5. Live in a “growth mindset” 
  6. Always keep learning 
  7. Don’t accept the expectations 
  8. You're more capable than you believe 
  9. Conquer obstacles on the course and in life 


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0:00 Sefra Alexandra introduces this episode at Bob Ross’s lake 

0:34 5.11 TACTICAL intro 

1:00 Joe introduces this weeks guest 

2:00 Losing his arm at 13 

3:15 Accepting the reality of the situation 

4:30 Dealing with initial disbelief 

5:45 It’s just an arm 

7:45 Having a supportive community 

9:15 Fixed versus growth mindset 

11:15 Adaptive athletes in competitions 

12:20 5.11 TACTICAL Break 

13:40 Weight training & corporate America 

15:00 Starting a 3D printing company with prosthetics 

16:00 Working to inspire others around health & wellness  

17:00 Functional training for quality of life 

19:00 Spreading awareness and opportunity for adaptive education 

20:40 Demonstrating what’s possible & motivation 

22:30 Believing in your capabilities

24:00 A tale from Normandy beach  

25:30 Unstoppable ambition 

27:00 Adaptive Training Academy goes online 

29:50 Sefra the Seed Huntress reviews lessons learned 

31:30 5.11 TACTICAL Close 


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Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.

Hosts: Joe De Sena & Sefra Alexandra 

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Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra

Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty


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