| | | | PA Radio – Episode 199: Jay Dawes

Author / Cali Hinzman


Training for the truly unknown

This week we welcome back Jay Dawes, PhD [@dawesjay]. Jay keeps plenty busy at the University of Colorado under his current role of Coordinator of Athletic Performance but today we dive into some of the research he is doing as a consultant for the Colorado State Patrol.

He has been working in conjunction with Trooper Charlie Kornhauser who heads the physical training at the academy. The collaboration has led to some interesting findings about the status of police and trooper preparedness as well as what “fitness” really means in a line of work with a vast set of demands.

To say that creating the perfect training program for our brothers and sisters in blue is a difficult task is an understatement. Hear how Dawes and Kornhauser embrace the challenge, one class of cadets at a time.


Probably the best way to learn more about Dr. Dawes is to head to www.elitesportsuniversity.com and sort through Jay’s amazing coaching and research findings.  Additionally, if you’re in the CO area and looking for a career in law enforcement or you’re currently working the field and want to see what Charlie has been doing with the sate patrol, head to Colorado.gov and search cadet trooper examination.

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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. Troy Torrence on April 13, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Great Podcast and great material on physical training in and for Law Enforcement. I am the physical training coordinator for the Indiana State Police and their recruit academy and know first hand the riggers of programing for each new academy class that comes in. Keep up the great work there in Colorado Jay Dawes and Trooper Charlie Kornhauser.

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