We need the tonic of wildness
Imagine bombing down an icey track on hockey skates in minimal pads. As if this wasn’t terrifying enough, there are opponents all around you trying to edge you out and take the lead. Exciting? Yes. Dangerous? No question about it. That’s why this sport qualifies as extreme and it’s also why it’s so damn fun to watch. Hear Jack Schram discuss his love for the rush and competition playing for Team USA…all the way from Bali.
Ever wondered what training looks like for an ice cross competitor? No? Because you’ve never heard of ice cross? Shame on you. Get on your google and prepare to be amazed. Courage and athleticism are the minimum requirements for this high risk extreme sport. As Jack Scram discusses, your training could be the difference between a win and loss, or more importantly, a career ending injury. Listen NOW!
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Follow Jack Schram on instagram @jackschram and his Ice Cross venture @icecrosstv!
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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