| | PA Radio – Episode 265: The Crew

Author / Cali Hinzman

Teach a Man to Shrug and He’ll Hit for a Lifetime

If someone were to ask me to personify Power Athlete Radio, I’d say it’s kind of like a wise old man. Respected for his breadth of knowledge and expertise but also humored for his completely unsubstantiated stories about high school, women, and being friends with famous people. This week is a like sitting down with Ol’ Grampa Power Athlete over a glass of whiskey. Yes, your training questions will be answered but not without a price. And that price is stories…some you may have heard and as The Crew loosens up…definitely a few you haven’t.

This week John, Luke and Tex answer questions about training and continue their borderline creepy obsession with strength hunk, Cal Dietz. Can’t decide between PA programs like Bedrock and Grindstone? Ssshh…we got you. What is the one exercise that destroys all other exercises? AND what do hamstrings and horizons have to do with each other? An update on Tex’s bone density to hair ratio, a brief history on Luke’s high school demo CD’s, and some pertinent S&C shit. Giving listeners a fraction of what they want and a load of what they need.


There are a lot of reasons why you should attend the Power Athlete Symposium in Austin, Tx on Dec 7, 8, and 9th and I’ll be updating you with the less obvious ones. Reason number 643: lanyards. You will get a sick lanyard which you will proudly wear around the greater Austin area. Have you EVER seen a person with a lanyard, personalized name tag, and maybe a flare pin and thought that person wasn’t important? No. You will look like a fucking boss…someone’s actual employer. Wear it when you sleep so that potential intruders know not to fuck with you. Wear it at Chipotle to get that guac treatment. Wearing it at the Symposium is optional. Get your tickets at www.powerathletehq.com/symposium.

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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. Jake on July 1, 2018 at 8:13 am

    Another great episode guys. The Crew episodes get better with each rep.

    Rank these big rig drivers from best to worst…Context appreciated, but not required.

    Jack Crews
    Lincoln Hawk
    Philo Beddoe
    Jack Burton

    • Luke Summers on July 5, 2018 at 11:24 am

      Thanks Jake!

      And I gotta go:

      1) Jack Crews
      2) Jack Burton
      3) Lincoln Hawk
      4) Philo Beddoe

      2 and 3 was a hard one for me…

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