| | | | PA Radio – Episode 193: Ingrid Marcum

Author / Cali Hinzman

 Smarter Strength

Fixing a broken athlete is tough. But, it’s even more tough when they are able to mask their shit mechanics with compensatory talent. Ingrid Marcum [@theironvalkyrie] will be the first to tell you that she rose to the highest levels of gymnastics, bobsledding, and Olympic Weightlifting doing just that. Hear how she trained through injury after injury with success over the years, but, at great cost. Now she’s dedicated to educating coaches and athletes so they can thrive and continue to crush their competitors for the long haul.

In this episode, Ingrid takes us through a few diagnostics that will help improve coordination and drive intentionality into your training. As she explains, intention and purpose can be indicators that an athlete is properly motivated. When asked to speak on the topic of motivation, Ingrid shares an interesting perspective about reaching a certain level in competition. According to her, there comes a time where, although motivation has not wavered, the anxiety and stress of competing has significantly decreased. She attributes this to years of stress inoculation and finally accepting that the only thing you can master is that which you can control.

Finally, Tex and Ingrid jam on the common fascination with coordination. Hear how the two discuss what they feel is an often overlooked and undefined component of athleticism.


You heard her, folks. Find Inrgrid Marcum on social media by simply doing a search of her name. That will lead you to her personal site and to her instagram page with the handle @TheIronValkyrie. Ingrid can also be found assisting with CrossFit Weightlifting seminars when she’s not leading talks of her own

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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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