| | EP 401 – The Mike Matthews Rabbit Hole

Author / John

3 hr 3 min listen

The Health and Fitness Hustle

Michael Matthews [@muscleforlifefitness @legionath] started his training journey the way a lot of us did. He just wanted to feel good and look jacked. Along the way, however, he got a taste of the nasty and often misguided industry of health and fitness. Now he’s dedicated his career to providing legit information for the naive new enthusiast. As an author, podcast host, and supplement company owner, you’d think this CEO of Legion Athletics had achieved everything he set out to achieve. Not the case. Hear his success story and some of the major hurdles he’s had along the way.

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To try and summarize this episode would be pretty pointless. We thought Mike Matthews was going to come onto the show to discuss his company, Legion Athletics, but the conversation that ensued was like a complex Rubik’s cube of training, history, politics, supplements, and the conspiracy theory about the term “conspiracy theories”. Does your brain hurt yet? Perhaps a concise little three hour podcast will help clear up some of the confusion. If you had any questions about the business side of the health and fitness hustle, this one is for you. If you want to know whether or not our country is headed for certain dystopia…also for you.

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Head to legionathletics.com for all the things Mike discussed on this episode including his podcast Muscle for Life.

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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.


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