Author / Cali Hinzman

FULL HOUSE!  You have Cali, Luke, Tex, Ben, and Denny for today’s show. It’s recruiting season for Wade’s Army, we have a question on skinning CFFB programming for amateur soccer players, and dialogue between coaches on training “general pop” versus training athletes that play field sports. Enjoy the show!  It may be the last one for a couple of weeks!

Show Timeline

  • 0:00 Intro and opening
  • 7:07 Team Series and Wade’s Army Update
  • 9:41 General Pop vs. Athletes
  • 24:39 George asks – I have 2 soccer games a week, how do I mod CFFB?
  • 29:49 Cali, how was the strong man comp?
  • 35:01 Closing

Show Notes

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George Carradine asks:
I’ve been following CrossFit Football for 6 months and have made excellent progress in terms of strength and conditioning. I am an amateur soccer player based in the UK and am training to excel at my sport and also be bigger, stronger, faster in life in general.

My question concerns how to best utilise the CSFB programme when playing matches twice per week as typically I play every Saturday and Monday. My Saturday match is not the issue but I am concerned that by doing the SWOD  & DWOD on Monday morning, playing my match Monday evening, then SWOD & DWOD on Tuesday afternoon the volume will become too significant to allow for sufficient recovery and adaption. Would you advise taking Tuesday rather than Wednesday as a rest day and doing Tuesday’s work on Wednesday? Or should it be a case of scheduling extra food and sleep to cope with the stresses of playing Monday’s match and following the programme as planned? I’m sure there are plenty of athletes who have more than one game day per week so I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on how best to cope with this. Thanks for the great website and podcast. These really are superb resources extremely well delivered.

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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 Comment

  1. Ingo B on September 26, 2013 at 10:45 am

    George – Game Days are Tues for me. I shift the entire CFFB schedule 3 days back so CFFB Saturdays fall on my Tuesday. Currently, I skip Mondays (CFFB Fridays). After what Ben said though, I will start adding Monday SWODs back into the mix. If it adversely affects performance, I will cease immediately, only pausing briefly to delete Ben from my Christmas card list.

    CFFB Day/Ingo Training Day:
    Sunday/Wed (rest)
    Wed/Saturday (rest)
    Sat/Tues (Game Day)

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