| EP 445 – Weight Loss Shouldn’t Leave You Skinny Fat

Author / Cali Hinzman

31 Min Listen

In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener:

What’s up, Power Athlete Nation? My name is Marat. I’m thirty-seven years old calling from New Jersey and I have a weird little question. Maybe not. I went through a wide range of body composition and this year after the pandemic hit.

I kind of ate everything in the house and I’m five foot seven. So I’m classically tall around 180 to 185 normally and I got up to 194. Then I cut down all the way back down to 180 very lean and I’ve maintained that same weight throughout last few months, but my body composition changed my body basically got softer looking not out of shape by any means and I can still see some ABS but definitely not how I was.

I’m kind of in the weird space of do I try to put on more muscle or do I try to cut a little bit again to get the leanness that I’m happy with and then decrease calories that way build more muscle? I don’t really have any sports goals. I was planning on entering some Powerlifting Meets this year in 2020 and not canceled and I did get stronger over the year. But now I’m kind of you know stuck in the middle. I want to be strong. You know, I want to be the strongest dad on the Block and I want to look good. I want to look a little better so that my wife would be a little more interesting sometimes. Thanks a lot.

It’s Called Cultivating Mass

The bathroom scale is not your coach. This week’s caller got caught “cultivating mass” at the beginning of quarantine lifting heavy and not watching calories in. After getting called out by his Sig-O, he dropped 15 lbs, and not the good kind. He’s a mission to turn his wad of cookie dough #dadbod into being baddest Dad on the block.

John and Tex explore the yoyo lifestyle that led a strong, dense dad into a skinny-fat feeling of not being the best version of himself. The Crew formulates a plan of attack to get pops cultivating muscle, loosing the loose, and being #DadJacked!

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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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