| | PA Radio – Episode 281: Derek Woodske

Author / Cali Hinzman

Pass On the Passion

This episode is as epic as it’s guest. Derek Woodske [@DerekWoodske] is a man and athlete steeped in deep thought. He meditates on the politics surrounding the Middle East while lamenting the ignorance of most critics. Woodske spends much of his time traveling to and living in Saudi Arabi which provides him a uniquely global perspective. This Canada born American resident is also a passionate disciple of the sport of throwing. His fascination with world affairs is only matched by his love for classic strength and conditioning. One of the most meaty conversations to date.

Derek Woodske believes that engaging with people beyond the whirlwind of social media does two things. It holds both the mentor and the mentee accountable for the basis of their training methods (or lackthereof). It also provides a forum to connect with a community and an experience that you couldn’t otherwise create online. We couldn’t agree more. This is why we were pleased to have Woodske speak at least year’s symposium. When people come together for a common goal, history is made. As Woodske puts it…Your legacy is not your single moment in time. It’s not a champion’s fleeting seconds on a podium. Your legacy is taking what you learned from your success and imparting it on others.


Follow Derek Woodske on instagram at the name @DerekWoodske. He may knock social media but he certainly knows how to use it to entertain. His page is hilarious.

This is a friendly reminder that if you have not been preparing for Wade’s Day…Get training. Wade’s WOD is 5 rounds for time of 11 Single arm Power Snatches, 12 Single arm DB Thrusters, and 11 Weighted Pullups. The rep numbers signify the date that Wade lost his fight to cancer on November 12th 2011. You don’t have to do the workout to donate, but I recommend finding a way to think about Wade on that special day.

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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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