| | | EP 359 – Your Dream Speed Coach, Derek Hansen

Author / Cali Hinzman

1 hr 50 min listen

COVID-19 is Like Football

Hansen. So hot right now. This is our second time hosting the notorious Sprint Coach and he is even more knowledgeable and hilarious than we remember. Per John’s request, Derek Hansen [@derekmhansen] dives deep into explaining speed development, technique, and how he’s managed to convey these critical elements to sport coaches. Derek also humors Luke by addressing the “Feed the Cats” speed philosophy. And if that’s not enough feline for you, the Tiger King is referenced numerous times as a metaphor for life. Yes. You heard me correctly.


The amount of shittalking that occurs at the expense of Cincinnati in this episode is ridiculous. Apologies in advance to any offended residents. But seriously, why does your town suck so bad? Our chat with Derek Hansen [@derekmhansen] dissects the history of speed training from Charlie Francis to whatever nonsensical workouts your coach made you do in high school. Hansen is able to explain how Francis’ philosophies helped shape the structure of his training but he also discusses how the nuance of sport has allowed him to evolve as a coach. He’s got a lot of interesting insights about working with high level athletes and coaches, as well as a solid argument on how the politics around COVID are very much like that of football. If you’re exhibiting symptoms of increased HR, shortness of breath, and high arousal (physiological or sexual) do not be alarmed. These are normal signs that you are excited for another episode of PA Radio. Listen NOW!

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You can follow Derek Hansen on IG under the handle @DerekMHansen or head to RunningMechanics.com or SprintCoach.com for more information or a consultation. And let’s not forget Derek’s ringing endorsement for PA Radio: “The tangents are exceptional and relevant”. 


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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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