Interview with I A I TA
By Chris Mann
The Olympic star is an unstoppable cultural juggernaut.
My cooking show is the most fun
ever had. truly a labor of love.
cult is pretty funny. When first came out, I was scared to death to hear they were parodying me. When I saw it I was, like, cool. They like You want to get those guys on your bad side.
Whenever I do a TV interview, they
always play the song Would Brian Boitano go on press junkets and hear that song all day long.
Skating was really a calling. I used to
roller skate on the driveway. I loved the speed and the freedom and the abandon.
When I trained with the guy who trains the Ultimate Fighters, I learned an explosive warm-up program and a crosstraining program. I do that warm-up every day now. The Ultimate Fighter guys are like pussycats out
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perception that figure not a annoys me more now; I even aware of it then. a really, really athletic guy. I got my built for I could pick any sport I wanted. It astounds me how hard figure skating is.
To do a program with a bunch of triple jumps at four-and-a-half
minutes long, it can kill you. It kicks your butt.
I definitely always considered myself an athlete first. I
enjoyed the artistic side but for me it was all about how perfect my triple jumps and my technical side could be.
The combination of having endurance and quick-twitch
muscles tried to find cross-training methods to replicate ice skating but nothing does.
Born October 22, 1963 in Mountain View, CA Became first U.S. figure skater to land a triple axel in 1982 Won first of consecutive U.S. championships in 1985 Won world championships His signature Tano triple lutz is among most difficult jumps Beat Canadian Brian Orser to win gold at 1988 Winter Games Won more than 50 titles, including consecutive world professional titles Received Emmy for his role as Don Jose in on Famously spoofed in Park: Bigger, Longer His Food Network series Would Brian Boitano premiered August 23, 2009
of the ring. the most soft-spoken, gentle, peaceful guys. And then like vicious killers in the ring.
I skate about two hours a day. It keeps you in the best
shape. also good for the mind. It gets you in the zone when the music comes on.
asked me to write a foreword for their book a few months ago. The back of the book has a quote from me: you read this book and read it quick, gonna kick your
Muscle Body March 2010