| | | EP 348 – Kabuki Strength’s Chris Duffin

Author / Cali Hinzman

1 hr 50 min listen

Strength from Struggle

Chris Duffin [@@mad_scientist_duffin] of Kabuki Strength joins us to get down and dirty on some classic strength training discussion. From fabricated bars, to velocity training, to the latest and greatest supplements for strength…this conversation quenches the serious lifter’s thirst for knowledge. As if that weren’t enough, John’s true intentions are known when the conversation takes a turn towards trucks. Hear about Chris’ love for building borderline monster trucks in the little free time he has. Duffin has been in the strength game since the 80’s and holds several World Records. His story of humble beginnings may be just the motivation you need to deadlift 1,000 lbs just like Chris. 

When it comes to cliche powerlifters, Chris Duffin of Kabuki Strength does not fit the bill. Duffin’s unique and challenging upbringing in the mountains of Oregon and Northern California was just the beginning of his journey. An engineering education led him to manage projects in the aerospace, tech, and automobile industry. However, after some soul searching, Duffin found the iron calling and he made the transition from desk to gym full time. Now he views himself as an educator and innovator of equipment all aimed at the goal of improving performance. Like Power Athlete, Chris knows that success in training provides resilience in life. 

Empower Your Performance

You can find out everything you want to know about Chris Duffin, his book “The Eagle and the Dragon”, and Kabuki Strength by either heading to ChristopherDuffin.com or KabukiStregth.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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