| | PA Radio – Episode 295: Tracy Zimmer

Author / Cali Hinzman

A Strong Foundation

This week’s guest has never shied away from a challenge. Competing in powerlifting, bodybuilding, and collegiate lacrosse was the foundation for her drive as a strength and conditioning coach at UPenn. What do you do when you have 3 coaches for 33 teams? Do work, son. Tracy Zimmer [@Tracy_Zimmer] talks effective testing and training at the renowned athletic program and her work with friend of PA, Jim Steel. And no Power Athlete Radio podcast would be complete without an random story. This week’s: How John once stole Dennis Rodman’s bicycle on the 4th of July.

Collegiate strength and conditioning coach, Tracy Zimmer talks about her experience shaping athletes at UPenn. John also discusses his goal to dial in the variables of diet, sleep, and other recovery components in an effort to find the most accurate picture of daily training readiness. Tracy talks bodybuilding show prep and a subsequent aversion to George Foreman grilled tilapia. What’s the fastest growing sport in our universe? Lacrosse. A former collegiate player, Tracy speaks to it’s history, growth, and future. Speaking of futures…Tex is only a few waxes away from stage ready for his first amateur bodybuilding show. Walking in heels may his greatest athletic challenge yet.


You can find Tracy Zimmer on instagram at the handle @Tracy_Zimmer. I have been perusing all of the posts that you guys have tagged us in on IG and it looks like everyone is crushing their training. I’m going to challenge you guys to tag us in some pictures or videos that show you testing your training in some sort of performance capacity. Performance is a broad word so whether you’re training for something specific or you just happen to find yourself smashing athleticism in a less conventional way, tag us and send it our way.
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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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