Author / Cali Hinzman

It’s been a few days since our last episode, so John, Cali, Steve, Denny and Luke catch up today. Listen to John’s thoughts on developing 9 year old athletes, his take on the “knee’s out” debate recently found on the CrossFit Football blog, and “Chicago Style” hot dogs! Please excuse audio echo, John and Luke had to record from the road!

Show Timeline

  • 0:00 Intro and Opening
  • 3:35 Wade’s Army Recap
  • 11:45 John’s for Portillo’s experience
  • 15:50 Cali, What’s The Deal with the DBag Rule?
  • 20:55 Calves on Dudes are like ________ on Chicks
  • 33:07 Rob Bousquet Asks…
  • 44:10 Knees Out? Knees In? How Should I Squat
  • 1:07:00 Closing

Show Notes

Steve’s Calves

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Rob Bousquet asks
I took the CrossFit Football Cert in Savannah, Ga a few weeks ago. I have a question about using this programming for a few travel baseball teams’ out of season conditioning. The thing with these teams are, they have players that range from 9 years old to 14 years old. Mostly 9-10 year olds. Based on the seminar conversations we don’t do much weight training with them that young. what would you do with them besides running them through games like dodgeball or whatever? Would program workouts using jumping, kettlebells, slam balls, just stay away from anything heavy?

Thank you for any input you have on the topic.

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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. Travis Jewett on November 22, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Great commentary on training youth. I have 2 boys and a girl ages 8, 5, and 3. They all join me in the garage when I lift. The oldest will do technique with a small bar some light KB. Both boys will do assisted pull up sprints up and down the driveway, jumps, ring hangs, knee raises, my daughter will hang from rings and bars and race her bros. besides when I work technique with the oldest they just make up their own stuff. I’m a chiropractor as well as someone who obsesses about strength training and I’ve never thought twice about what I let them do. I tell others it’s safe, just let it be fun. Never to early to reinforce good movement patterns.

    • CALI on November 22, 2013 at 7:50 pm

      Good work, Travis. If the correlation between professional athletes and birth order proves true in your family, money is on your youngest…

  2. Rob on November 23, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Cali’s hip hop alter ego is the Latorious B.I.G!

    • Luke on November 24, 2013 at 3:56 am

      Ha! Nice!

    • CALI on November 25, 2013 at 11:19 am

      “Backs are to lifters what biceps are to bodybuilders.” -Randall J. Strossen. East Coast for Life.

  3. Rob on November 27, 2013 at 7:07 am

    Ya but how are u supposed to look good in your Ed Hardy douche cape without biceps? Priorities Cali!

  4. Jason in Chiba on December 1, 2013 at 8:40 am

    John made a really important comment during this podcast, something about people not being as special as they think, that coaches see the same fucked up shit over and over. I’d like to offer my thoughts:


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