Author / Cali Hinzman

Episode 14 is in the books and our Radio Cover get’s a face lift! Denny, Luke and Cali talk posture, position, dead bugs, WSB, and chicken necking.  So you don’t know what’s going on with all that nonsense?  Take a listen and enjoy the soothing sound of Cali’s voice on your Friday to lead you into your weekend.  Oh, so you do know what we’re talking about?  Listen anyway and love it!  Happy Father’s day to the


Dad’s out there!  Audiophiles be warned, we are doing our best to address audio quality as we venture into our teenage episodes!

Show Timeline

  • 0:00 Intro and opening
  • 7:46 More talk on Dead Bugs
  • 13:02 How does reaching your chin on pull ups affect performance?
  • 26:40 Using WSB with CFFB
  • 36:40 Closing

Show Notes

AJ asks:

I trained ‘westside’ for several year and had great success w/ my strength gains but put on a good bit of extra body fat. Since switching to CFFB my strength gains have remained good (slowed but good) and I’m burning a ton of body fat. I was just wondering if it would be possible/beneficial to combine some ‘westside’ methodology w/ the CFFB program” –AJ

Dave S asks:

As always great work on the CFFB site and the Pod Casts. 2 in one week last week! Can you explain the physiology of why attempting to reach your chin over the bar during chin ups or pull-ups can negatively impact your on field performance? And your other lifts?
I know you mentioned lots of people come into your gyms and have this problem.
Thanks, keep up the good work

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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. Ingo B on June 14, 2013 at 10:17 am

    1. Kelly Starlett was on the Joe Rogan Podcast last week. He said, “practice makes permanent”, which sounds very similar to your version. You guys should hang out.

    2. This past week, I’ve been really focusing on establishing and maintaining a body-wide solid athletic position. While it felt slower, and at times I took a beat to check/fix positioning, my overall performance improved. PR’s 4/5 days.

  2. Cali on June 14, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    It’s like I’m playing a game of repeater…with myself.

  3. Tex on June 14, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    In the Talent Code, Coyle talks about our body understanding movement and repetition, not speed. Continue to focus on your perfect positioning, speed will pick up once you get to the point where you don’t have to think about the movement.

  4. dredlocked on June 17, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Digging the new logo PA Radio.

    Also, Denny, really liked your comment about taking a step back after your Nazi judge experience. Taking a year to rewire your form is no easy thing, and I think a lot of time we get so caught up in trying to hit big numbers instead of good numbers (ie not compromising position for a score). Ingo’s experience above is right up that alley.

    Trying to approach this with the mentality Luke mentioned, that a compromise in form is a no rep (within reason).

  5. vetquestion4pahq on June 19, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    A guy from my old unit just got out and moved to the same town that I’ve been living in for the last 2 years. He’s a double, above-the-knee amputee, from an IED in Afghanistan. I spoke with him today and he would like to resume training again. His goals are to put back on some muscle mass, get as strong as possible, to keep what he has from breaking down on him (ex. He only has part of one femur and sitting unbalanced all day causes him quite a bit of back pain), and to add structure and challenge into his daily life to help keep him motivated. I, personally, have been following CFFB for a few years now, and I understand that the primary focus of the program is on improving athletic performance. But I thought I’d ask you guys what your advice would be on training someone in this situation. For example, is there a specific way in which you would modify the Power Athlete Template to work around his injuries, or would you recommend pursuing another program?

    Whether or not you guys get a chance to answer my question, I just want to say thank you for all you do. Y’all are helping a lot of people with the services you freely provide.


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