The casual fan has absolutely no idea.
Meet James Krause. Professional MMA fighter, father, businessman, family man, and humble stud. His humility makes him a natural inspiration to the many amateur fighters hoping to scratch the surface of one of the fastest growing and competitive sports on the scene. We had the pleasure of speaking with him about balancing training, life, and everything in between.
A Kansas City native, James has stayed close to his roots and developed a thriving gym that caters to the fight community. When he’s not traveling, he’s passing on his skills and knowledge to the up and coming competition. James is a blunt guy with strong opinions about how the fans perceive the sport…for good or for worse. As he put’s it, the casual fan has absolutely no idea what it’s like to fight – let alone for 15 minutes. No “fight gone bad” or “fight gone worse” workout can even compare to getting kicked in the face, cornered against the cage, or giving everything you possible can in a good old fashioned one-on-one fist fight.
This insight into the physical and mental demands of fighting will leave you one: feeling like a pussy for ever complaining about an injury, and two: with a new found respect for athletes whose paychecks are dependent on the almighty win, not a bullshit salary or hourly wage.
EMPOWER YOUR PERFORMANCE.
You heard the man. Anywhere you need to find him, you can, under the name “TheJamesKrause”. That covers twitter, IG, and Facebook. Links to each of those pages can be found on this episode’s blog post. So, become a fan boy and closely follow the lives of he and his professional trainer/oil applicator/sauna servant, Tyler Minton ASAP.
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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