| | | | PA Radio – Episode 177: Jim Kielbaso

Author / Cali Hinzman


Let the Kids Play.

Have you ever seen someone run and thought “Is this literally your first time?” Do you coach youth who are on the brink of athleticism if not for their horrendous mechanics? Then this week’s episode will will empower you to implement the coaching that can turn these awkward specimens into finely tuned machines. It’s probably our best speed discussion to date and all thanks to guest, Jim Kielbaso [@jimkielbaso], who breaks it down like no other. Hear his simple yet scientific approach to allowing athletes to reach their respective top speeds, even despite their inferior genetics.

You heard right. All athletes have the ability to improve their skills, including speed, through strength, power, posture, and position. However, that doesn’t mean that the “genetic trash cans” as Jim Kielbaso [@JimKielbaso] so aptly puts it, will magically turn a corner overcoming their physiological shortcomings.

The truth-tellin’ in this episode with S&C and combine prep coach is undeniable. His approach to taking on youth through college age athletes is smart and scientific. Not only that, it’s built on years of successful training often resulting in family sports legacies. Effective training starts with listening to people who know a shitton more than you.



Take a second to look at Jim’s website, www.JimKielbaso.com, to learn about all the ways he’s making athletes perform better through all levels of competition. He’s also available on social media under his personal name as well.

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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.



  1. Bob Pain on October 27, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    What book is Tex referring to in this podcast that Jim wrote?
    Ultimate Speed and Agility?


    • Tex McQuilkin on October 28, 2016 at 10:00 am

      The book I refer to is the Ultimate Speed & Agility, grab it here.

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