| EP 367 – Reason and Logic 101 with Derek Woodske

Author / Cali Hinzman

3 hr 18 min

Direction, Not Destination

Accepting things at face value is not something Derek Woodske has conditioned himself to do. Instead, he’s put in the energy and personal responsibility to do just the opposite. Maybe this is why he’s been a standout performer in the world of athletics, a reformative coach in strength and conditioning, and one of our biggest man-crushes of all time. Derek can be described as a deep thinker but to us, it’s his insatiable curiosity that makes him so unique. Fear mongering, obesity, Charles Poliquin, and goal setting are just a few of the topics we cover with our old friend this week. In a time when most of us are thirsty for honesty and open conversation, let this quench your minds.

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Facts. When we eliminate being able to see and interpret the nuances of the human face, we hardly recognize it as “us”. Derek Woodske brings the knowledge and experience of having worked for many years in Saudi Arabia and having been privy to the religious and cultural norms. What are the foreseeable consequences of the COVID experience and what are some of the less obvious implications which will no doubt appear for years to come. Derek argues that mental health is one of the major issues getting the least amount of attention during this time. We’ve all experienced the effects of quarantine life but what about the most vulnerable of the population? Derek provides some insight into how he’s managed to navigate work, life, and mindset through this undetermined timeline.

Empower Your Performance

Follow Derek Woodske in instagram @DerekWoodske or if you liked what you’ve heard, refer back to our conversation with him in Episode 214 and 281. Our 2017 Symposium talk with him is also available on YouTube.

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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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