| | EP 355 – Nick Hardwick After the NFL

Author / Cali Hinzman

7 - 20 minutes read

The Center of it All

Nick Hardwick [@NickHardwick] is proof that you don’t need to hammer your kids into playing one sport for their entire adolescence. After wrestling throughout high school and becoming a state champ, he headed to Purdue where he walked on and played about 16 games total, most of which were in his senior year as center. But Hardwick found himself as the third pick of the third round and started his incredible 11 year career with the San Diego Chargers. This week John and nick trade stories, lore of fellow teammates, and bask in the afterlife of the NFL…something Luke, Tex, and the rest of us common folk can hardly comprehend.
Such an entertaining episode this week with Nick Hardwick [@NickHardwick], former center for the San Diego Chargers. Memories were revisited, some hilarious, some shocking, and a few that pulled at the ol’ heartstrings. We’ve got tales of delicious meals, tales of drinking one’s own urine, and the sweatiest crotch in all of pro football. And if the sweaty crotch bit didn’t sell you, there’s also some very technical O-line talk. It’s amazing what a decade in the NFL can do to your body, brain, and bank account. It’s Friday. You’re quarantined. You have nothing to lose.

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Head to instagram to learn more about @Renegade and @NickHardwick by searching both those handles.

And let me just say…I edit this podcast. I listen to it many times before it hits your ear. And if you think it sounds like shit, imagine what it sounded like before I worked my mediocre magic.


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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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