| EP 332 – Improving Military PT with The Crew

Author / Cali Hinzman

7 - 20 minutes read

Biting the Bullet on PT Reform

When you think of Power Athlete Radio, a lot of descriptors come to mind…none of which are “high brow political conversationalists” or “Presidential historians”. That’s why this week’s episode marks our peaking season for legitimate semi-adult discussion. We have special guest and close friend, Dave Spanton of Blackhawk Lending [@BlackhawkLending] to thank for that. His extensive time serving in the military and experience The Hill (that’s “Capitol Hill” in the biz) gives him something none of us have…class, sophistication, and a resume. Not your cup of tea, govnah? There’s plenty of hunting hijinks, burn ban breeches, and reminiscing about a show no one has ever heard of called “Airwolf”.

We know that how the Military has been conducting physical training is, in general, very antiquated. But why? Given the accessibility to information and the push internally from certain niches to make a shift, why is the process so hampered? Dave Spanton of Blackhawk Lending [@BlackhawkLending] and the MF US Army is here to unravel the mystery that has been decades in the making. Despite the red tape, there is a far more complicated reason that our warriors aren’t getting the optimal physical prep. Beyond that, The Crew discusses history, both of movies (naturally) and US Presidents. It’s safe to say that three out of four people on this podcast have no chance at a career in politics…especially with their long-standing position on lifting the burn ban. Listen NOW!

Empower Your Performance

Whether you’re looking to buy a home or help out our Veterans, visit Dave Spanton’s site, BlackhawkLending.com.


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Cali Hinzman

A strength and conditioning coach since 2009, Cali has worked with numerous athletes spanning from rugby players to cross country skiers. Almost immediately after finding CrossFit in 2010, she was introduced to a program that better suited her athletic goals. With her existing background in powerlifting and football, she became a natural devotee to CFFB/PowerAthlete and testament to it's effectiveness. In 2012, she left D.C. and headed for the state named after her to be a part of the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff and a Jedi of Power Athlete HQ. Cali currently resides in Seattle where she works full time in law enforcement.


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