| | EP 398 – Taking Ownership with Justin Kavanaugh

Author / Cali Hinzman

2 hr 8 min listen

Taking Ownership & Talking Sh*t

NFL stories aplenty in this week’s episode with Coach Kav, Justin Kavanaugh [@CoachKav]. As the owner of Sports and Speed Institute and author of “Man Up”, Coach Kav is plenty familiar with what’s required of athletes at the highest level. Kav has an interesting take on NFL talent, noting that while it is possible to sneak by with less than optimal athleticism, it’s impossible to survive without the utmost mental toughness. What does he deem to be the riskiest part about college and pro football players heading back into the season after COVID? Some classic football talk to lead us into fall.

Coach Justin Kavanaugh may have agreed to come on the show under the guise of talking about Sport and Speed but little did he know that our crew of deep thinkers would pull him into a classic PA Radio vortex. Kav unloads the hate in heart for how sport is changing. He longs for the days where shit-talking was like donning a warm blanket and mental toughness was developed, not taught. After several decades of coaching predominately football players, he has a keen eye for who will withstand pain and sacrifice at the highest level. And if you only tune in for the movie reviews…go to hell. Just kidding. Plenty of football and wrestling movie banter towards the end. Pour yourself two fingers of bourbon and unwind with your podcast besties.

Empower Your Performance

Follow Coach Kav on instagram under the handle @CoachKav and find his book, Man Up, anywhere books are sold. Well maybe not anywhere. Not all yard sales or children’s book stores will have it. Better stick with amazon.

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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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