Author / Cali Hinzman

Ladies and gentleman we bring to you a LIVE*ish* podcast (uncut and on site, but not actually live) from this last weekend’s CrossFit Football Trainer’s Seminar at CrossFit of Naperville.  For those who haven’t yet attended, the seminar is a two day event where PAHQ staff cover the programming found on CrossFitFootball.com, as well as take a deep dive into the Power Athlete method.  Attendees walk away with a set of tools to develop good movement and athleticism in athletes of all skill levels.  Sit back and relax as you hear from the a few of the attendees after day 1.  Please pardon the background noise as we recorded during “cocktail hour.”

Show Timeline

  • 0:00 Intro and opening
  • 2:40 Nicole’s CFFB Cert Experience
  • 11:16 Jeremey’s CFFB Cert Experience
  • 15:55 Platek brags about his Tabada Deadlift
  • 16:32 Noah’s CFFB Cert Experience
  • 21:03 Emily C’s CFFB Cert Experience
  • 26:13 Luke, Denny and Steve Talk about Day 1 of the Cert

Show Notes

CrossFit Football Seminar Group PicDSC_0295

Noah’s “After” Picture!

Professor Booty’s Tabata DL


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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. Dave the Bull on June 28, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Hey Luke,

    Is this one not going on iTunes? It’s not showing up.


  2. luke on June 28, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Dude… not sure what’s going on…

  3. Bulldozer2020 on June 28, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Luke, dude where’s the new t shirts???? Lookin to get some new swag!

  4. Cali - PAHQ on July 1, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Denny sure does like to talk a lot about good looking men… I’m not saying, I’m just saying.

    For the record- I never said Booty was better looking. You are both beautiful, unique, snowflakes. Understand that I work with Ben and Luke everyday so my standards are low. Reeeaaal low.

  5. Ingo B on July 1, 2013 at 10:22 am

    We didn’t get to the Floor Press at the NorCal one, either. Maybe just delete it? I would love to have a slot for vertical jump, though.

    Also, #1 rule for attending a Cert: wear a name tag. Otherwise, they’ll call you by whatever your t-shirt says. All weekend, I was Spam.

  6. cali on July 1, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Ingo- Weren’t you rocking a NKOTB shirt? I’m being 100% serious.

    I still call people by their shirt even if I know their name. My parents included. #EstablishingDominance

    The floor press is too important to delete. Really what we’re trying to do is mimic BP with a large group. This movement pattern allows us to see if people can maintain proper scap retraction under load without committing the cardinal sin of pushing through the shoulder girdle. You’d be surprised at how many idiots are still doing this regularly and wonder why they have chronic shoulder pain. The fact is, the horizontal press is a Power Athlete movement and when trained properly, or improperly for that matter, can have big effects on an athletes performance. Also, bench press is awesome.

  7. Ingo B on July 1, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    In my defense, Amos (of Crossfit Balboa – Remote fame) dared me to wear it. I’d say that makes the act manly.

    You guys need a 3rd day to these things. I kinda wish we went over the press now.

  8. Denny K on July 7, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    I think I have self-esteem issues. I can remember growing up with posters of Arnold, Lou, and Zane on my walls…oiled up men in speedos….my friends had posters of women in bikinis/cars hanging on their walls….

    The Floor Press work was cool. I’m glad that there is time committed to teaching the mechanics of it during the seminar.

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