Birth Date: June 28, 1976
Birthplace: Brittany, France
Residence: Los Angeles
Weight: 180 to 185 pounds
As 30-somethings go, Julien Greaux isn’t really that exciting. He doesn’t smoke. He doesn’t do drugs. He’s never had a sip of alcohol. He rarely goes out. While most of his peers are planning their next cheat night, Greaux is philosophically steeling himself against temptation. “If they never ever invented ice cream, you wouldn’t be craving it,” he says.
But before you go judging him for all the vanilla living, take another peek at the pic here. Yeah. Sometimes boredom begets brilliance. “How I live might be boring for some people, but for me, it’s just the way I like to be,” Greaux says.
What has your experience with martial arts done for your physique?
I have been practicing martial arts for 30 years. I started with judo, then karate shotokan,taekwondo,muay Thai and kickboxing. I used to compete in karate when I was a kid. Martial arts are my life — I love everything about them. It’s more than a sport to me; it’s a way of life. I loved competing, but it was never my motivation. A fight is a fight for me — you don’t stop it. We fight all the way or I walk away. It’s not a game. Mostly, it brings you respect for yourself and others. Because of that, I’m very disciplined.
How do you manage to keep in shape year-round? What’s your diet like?
My conditioning comes from a mix between my training method and my diet — not one or the other. I mix things up all the time: heavy weights, explosive sets, giant sets, bodyweight exercises, plyometrics. My diet is super clean. I eat what my body needs, not what my stomach wants, which is purely mental. I’m not a big eater.
For breakfast, I usually have two scoops of oatmeal mixed in a blender with a scoop of GAT Supertein and water. For my second meal, it’s one big chicken breast, steamed veggies and a big sweet potato with a piece of fruit. My third meal is the same as breakfast, and my fourth meal is the same as my second one, although sometimes I eat white fish instead of chicken. I also try to eat red meat twice a week, and I eat whole-grain tortillas and a bunch of fruit. I’m so used to eating this way that I know if I eat too much or not enough. I don’t count anything.
How do supplements play into your training and recovery?
I’m very happy with GAT. I use Nitraflex preworkout and Adenoflex postworkout and the reviews are true — they give sick results! I also have some Muscle Martini before and after my workout, and I use Supertein for all my shakes. I do take JetFuel on and off, too.
What’s the story with your upcoming independent film Parabellum?
Parabellum is a movie I star in, wrote and produced. I’m super proud of it. People have no idea how much work it takes. Parabellum is the story of Philippe Moreau, an ex-convict who just got out of jail in Paris and is trying to find a job, but nobody wants to hire him because of his past. So he tells his wife and daughter that he’s going to go to the States and try his chances there and plans on having them come when he’s ready. He’s a cab driver, and one day, he meets a customer who will change his point of view on the American dream.
In addition to all his other pursuits, Julien Greaux has launched his own clothing line. Called Team Rude Boy, it specializes in MMA, motocross, fitness and surfing lifestyle wear. For more info, visit teamrudeboy.com.