Kansas City Chiefs rookie DE George Karlaftis takes his training very seriously. He dropped about 10-15 pounds during the pre-draft process, working on his strength, mobility and speed. When asked about his plans for the time between minicamp and training camp, his response was all business.
“Just going to be training as hard as I can,” Karlaftis said. “That’s it.”
Right now, the rookie is doing just that. He is currently down in Texas training alongside Patrick Mahomes and Bobby Stroupe.
Stroupe is the Founder and President of ATHLETE Performance Enhancement Center (APEC) and the longtime personal trainer of Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes. They’ve been working together since Mahomes was in grade school, but Karlaftis first began working with Stroupe at the recommendation of his college quarterback at Purdue.
“His college QB flew in to see me. . . and he told George (Karlaftis) that he needed to get with me,” Stroupe told Chiefs Wire.
Stroupe says that Karlaftis reached out to him and they’ve been working together since he arrived in Kansas City. Stroupe has since shared a few videos of their work together dating back to memorial day.
— Bobby Stroupe (@bobbystroupe) May 30, 2022
Given what we’ve seen Mahomes and Stroupe accomplish together, Karlaftis is certainly in good hands.