NEW! DEUCE Racing Episode 8: Derek Walker

Chef, restaurant owner, 10-year Program Director & Instructor of The Culinary Training Program at St. Joseph’s Center – a remarkable non-profit right down the street from DEUCE Gym in Venice, Ironman triathlete, Chopped winner, (folks… the list goes on!) student of DEUCE since 2014, and forever a student life, LA native Derek Walker lives a fascinating, richly diverse and decorated, constantly evolving life.

Short and sweet, here’s what makes this conversation with Derek exceptional: the juxtaposition in perspective from an individual who has been and continues to be deeply committed to embracing opportunity (and all the obstacles that come with it) throughout his entire life, as well as open-minded enough during the darkest depths of any meaningful pursuit to step back and honor taking a break from passion when needed.

Very much a “yes” man to maximizing all that life has to offer, Derek looks at any challenge with this approach:

“I don’t look at it as a burden. I look at it as an opportunity.”

This is kind of the conversation you’ll listen to and walk away reminded that anything is possible! As always, we invite you to tune in HERE, like, subscribe, and share with everyone you know.

6/24/21 WOD


Complete 5 round for quality of:
3 Bench Presses
8 Dynamic Lateral Push Ups

Every 3 minutes for 5 rounds, complete the following for time:
10 DB Thrusters (50/35)
1 Corner Run


Make 6 attempts at the following for load:
50′ Sled Row

Ring Rows
-Rest :30-

Then, complete 5 rounds for slowest time:
12 Alt DB Snatches
12 Burpees
-Rest 3 Min-


Sumo Deadlift

Then, complete 3 rounds for quality of:
8 Barbell 1-Leg RDLs (ea)
50′ Sled Push / 50′ Sled Reverse Drag

Then, complete 2 rounds for time of:
14 DB Snatches (50/35)
40/35 Cal Row
14 1-Arm DB Hang Clean & Jerks 
40/35 Cal Row