Washington Capitals’ Chris Brown’s 20-Minute Workout

We ask the pro hockey center from Flower Mound about his fitness routines.

Texas roots run deep in Washington Capitals forward Chris Brown. Born and raised here, the former University of Michigan Wolverine turned pro hockey player keeps a major place in his heart for Dallas.

This pick-up drivin’, country music lovin’ hockey player proudly represents his home state even when he’s far afield. During his college days, the student section at Michigan waved a giant lone-star flag in honor of their favorite Texan. It’s no surprise that fans everywhere fall in love with his southern charm.

Chris lives in Flower Mound (he’s a former Flower Mound High School Jaguar), spending every offseason deep in the heart of Texas, just like he likes it.

I sat down with Chris, cowboy boots and all, to chat about his workout routine and his hometown favorites.

D: If you’ve got only 20 minutes to work out, what’s your routine?
Chris Brown: A light boxing routine. Boxing incorporates all aspects of hockey. The obvious aspect is the fighting, but the real benefit is the cardio and “hand-eye” coordination.

What’s your typical daily workout routine?
A cardio warm-up followed by hockey-specific weight training and agility work.

What’s your usual breakfast?
Eggs with toast, avocado and Cholula sauce, with a protein shake.

Do they sell Cholula sauce up north?
Yes, but it’s hard to find. 

What is your go-to cheat meal?
Pizza, most likely pepperoni and sausage.

Name a song from your workout playlist.
Chevelle’s “The Red”