Author / Cali Hinzman

Cali graces Booty, Denny and Luke with her presence and weighs in with her thoughts on the CrossFit Games, and updates Power Athlete Nation on the Power Athlete Team Series.

Show Timeline

  • 0:00 Intro and opening
  • 3:13 Cali – Hows the Team Series going?
  • 12:31 Upcoming Team Series – Lynnwood WA and NorCal
  • 19:41 Cali’s CF Games Experience
  • 26:44 Cali’s New Shirt Idea
  • 28:20 Jake asks about the Zig Zag event at the Games
  • 45:28 Cali’s change since joining the Power Athlete team
  • 47:16 Why loose weight vs. get stronger?
  • 52:08 Masters Weightlifting and how to MetCon for it
  • 58:17 Closing

Show Notes

Jake Sainsbury asks:
Hey guys,
I’m curious about your thoughts on the ‘zig zag run’ at the Crossfit Games a few weeks back. I thought it was very cool to see a field-athletics based test get thrown into the mix, and would like to get a glimpse through the PAHQ eyes at an event that is right up your alley. Any chance of a blog post or mention on PA Radio? Maybe chuck in a break down of performance between good/bad/ugly performances? What would both the ‘the fittest on earth’ and the average CFFB follower look at to improve in that kind of test?



CrossFit Games Zig Zag Event


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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. Rob on August 13, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    With regards to Denny’s? (Sorry i was cooking and had this on in the background) conditioning for the upcoming event, whats your take on some heavy sled dragging? It’s low risk and would give him a little more work capacity as well as promote a GH stimulus as mentioned in the show.

  2. Ingo B on August 14, 2013 at 7:08 am

    Mock the NKOTB all you want, but what do you think all the hot chicks at the party wanted to hear? You better believe I was hangin’ tough.

  3. Dave the Bull on August 14, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    @Cali: Great to hear some solid advice on openers. CrossFitters unfamiliar with powerlifting often have a problem with this.

    For me I usually have a PR goal “range” for my third lift. At PATS-Lisle it was 545-565. For my opener I always go with a weight I know I can get for a double (sometimes a triple) any day. My second lift is either A) 92.5-95% of my “goal” or B) right down the middle — I play this by ear. A and B are frequently the same.

  4. Denny K on August 15, 2013 at 4:41 am

    @Rob- I’m a big fan of sled dragging and prowler work. I also think that since both sleds and prowlers are purely concentric movements (no eccentric loading) and the two lifts in weightlifting are purely concentric movements there is merit to using them for conditioning.

  5. Andrew K. on August 16, 2013 at 6:40 am

    Did you all get my email about the minor typo in the Beginner’s Guide? I am sure I was not the only one to point it out.

  6. Bobby Goodfellow on August 21, 2013 at 5:35 am

    Lumberjack Super Hero.

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