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In the Gym with Brian Deegan

by Racer X Virtual Trainer


Brian Deegan is a man of many talents. If you do not know the man, climb out from under that rock and click here for a great expose' on his life. In short, at age 37 his career spans 2 decades and includes a supercross win in 1997 at the LA Coliseum, 13 X-Games medals in Freestyle Motocross, a Gold medal in Rally Cross at X Games 17, and multiple championships in off-road trucking.

To say that training has played a major role in Brian's longevity as an athlete would be an understatement. Over the years, Brian has been at death's door multiple times, experienced several broken bones, lost a kidney, and severely injured his spleen. Training and conditioning may be the only thing keeping the founder and front man of the Metal Mulisha in the game.

At few weeks ago while on assignment at Charles Dao's gym in Murrieta, CA, Brian let me sit in on one of his training sessions for an impromptu interview. He had just come from next door where he regularly trains in Mixed Martial Arts so I asked about his involvement in the MMA world and how he uses training to continue doing what he does.


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    JMac January 31, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    wow, that was a cool side of B.D. I have a whole new look on him.

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    tampabayjay January 31, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Great interview! I agree with JMac, I have a whole new perspective on Deegan.

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    Racer X Virtual Trainer February 01, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Thanks guys. I have met Deegan a few times in the past and he is definitely different in person. He is a REALLY hard working guy and extremely fit. Did you notice in the interview he did 12 res of 225 on the bench press. For a smaller dude, that is pretty impressive.

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