Author / Cali Hinzman

Cali tells the boys how it is today as she joins Luke, Denny, and Steve for a discussion on Pull Ups, CrossFit Competitions, and what it takes to be #BalboaJacked!  It’s time for Power Athlete Radio!

Show Timeline

  • 0:00 Intro and opening
  • 1:10 #BalboaJacked and The Summer Shakedown
  • 20:58 What is #BalboaJacked and who coined the phrase?
  • 24:06 A little chatter on Change of Direction
  • 28:12 Brian Asks: What is the utility of pull ups for football players?
  • 37:20 Closing

Show Notes

Brian Stites asks:

I am coaching several football prospects. What’s the utility of pull ups for a football player? With regard to that, is there a significant benefit to different grip widths, orientations, and implementation of butterfly/kipping/C2B? I tend to teach a real gymnastics style and narrow-ish grip for WODs, all kinds of grip in training to increase variance, but I’d love some additional insight. Thanks!


Check out 48 minutes in to Episode 9 for more on ballistic pull ups

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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 September 3, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    This one didn’t make it onto iTunes either.

    • Luke on September 5, 2013 at 7:34 am

      Should be fixed shortly… hopefully!

  2. Anders Folkesson on September 4, 2013 at 1:39 am

    Dudes! You have to stop doing this show. I forgot to get of the bus on my way to work this morning thanks to you 🙂

    On the other hand, I was probably the only one smiling on that bus…

    Great work!

  3. bubba on September 4, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Anyone else having trouble getting this episode to play?

    • Luke on September 5, 2013 at 7:34 am

      What/how are you trying to play this episode? What app? Device? etc?

  4. bubba on September 6, 2013 at 6:23 am

    Sorry finally got it to play yesterday

  5. bubba on September 6, 2013 at 6:25 am

    See you guys using a new player? Mine says vm and p instead of a play or pause sign

  6. Mopar FK.S. on September 6, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Good luck on the Crossfit comp!

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