Author: Kegan Dillon

Kegan Dillon
Kegan Dillon is an experienced strength athlete and coach who grew up playing baseball and basketball, and has competed in a variety of strength sports including highland games, CrossFit, and powerlifting.After four years on deployment, Kegan's military career came to an abrupt end due to internal injuries suffered during a training exercise that resulted in nerve damage in his right leg and which he spent the following year extensively rehabilitating. After making a full recovery, he decided to try CrossFit in an effort to get back in shape.Kegan quickly discovered that his large frame was not well suited to such dynamic and endurance-heavy workouts, and refocused his training efforts on highland games and powerlifting. Throughout this transformational process in Kegan's training career, he moved across the country and trained with the best coaches he could find, absorbing all of the knowledge that he could from each of them. He started his journey at OPEX (formerly OPT), from there he went to train and work with Jesse Burdick in California and is now currently working with Michael Blevins and Mark Twight in UT.His most recent lifting accomplishments are a 500 pound bench press (2016), 3hr 7min 100k Bike Erg (4th in the world), 1000 cal air assault bike in just over 53 minutes.Kegan's ability to clearly and creatively convey and implement the training knowledge he has gleaned from his mentors has earned him the opportunity to train high-level CrossFit Games and Regional competitors. While he finds any opportunity to help an individual reach their goals rewarding, he perhaps most prides himself on being able to do so with aspiring youth athletes. He believes that the clients he works with are to be treated and respected as individual human beings, and not faceless numbers in an accounting ledger.

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