| | | Power Athlete Radio – Episode 41

Author / Cali Hinzman

The team goes a littler longer than average for this iteration of Power Athlete Radio.  You are going to hear a bit more about the build out of the Power Athlete premium content and membership site, and the team gives their insight on training adjustments for athletes who qualify for regionals, the ideal training stimulus for fat loss, dealing with pesky coaches and parents, and how to survive a blizzard in Georgia!

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Show Timeline

  • 0:00 Intro & Opening
  • 5:52 Any updates from PAHQ?
  • 12:11 Denny hosted his Juggernaut 2.0 competition
  • 20:31 Dealing with “Know it All” Coaches and Parents
  • 37:54 Cali talks about her Grip Strength series
  • 55:24 Regionals Training Tips from PAHQ
  • 1:08:39 Taylor Asks, Steady State vs. High Intensity for Fat Loss
  • 1:22:26 Power Athlete App?
  • 1:25:30 Closing

Show Notes

Denny shopping at Walmart

Jared Mielke asks:
Love the show! I was wondering if there’s a chance of doing a post or discussion on the best way to deal with high school sport coaches, and parents. For example, the know it all dad who was a bodybuilder in the 80’s, or the high school coach who played a sport at ____________ college 20 years ago. Typically they know more than you do, at least that’s what they tell you. They definitely may be knowledgeable, but how do you reiterate to them that what we are teaching is appropriate for their athletes and children? Maybe the question is this; What is the best/easiest/most effective way to show them? Thanks for all that the PAHQ team does, this is truly an amazing resource.

Taylor Smith asks:
I’m training the person, amateur strength and high intensity conditioning the person needs to lose roughly 100lbs.  I got called out by another trainer the other day about training a client for fat loss, he studies kinesiology and was taught to train fat loss at a certain percentage of intensity (which is relatively low intensity for longer time period) I disagree.

Which do you think is the best?

Ingo B asks:
Will there be remote coaching under the paid section of PA.com? I suspect that will be a HUGE success.

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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. Denny K on January 31, 2014 at 5:33 am

    I was a little bloated in that pic… My abs look way better normally!

  2. Jared on January 31, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Thanks for picking up my question. Really enjoyed the dialogue. Nice pic Denny! I get dressed up when I go to wally world too.

    • CALI on February 1, 2014 at 7:19 pm

      For sure, Jared! Thanks for tuning in dude..do people still say “tuning in”?

  3. Travis Jewett on January 31, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Talking about staying tight in the shoulders during the squat I have done lecturing on the squat with the local high school and it is a big issue. The kids had never been instructed on that tight set up and maintaining it. Also, the lats tie in intimately with the opposite glutes through the fascia so maintaining that shoulder depression helps activate the glutes with more power.

  4. Dave the Bull on January 31, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Thanks for the shout-out Denny!

  5. Pete PAV on February 1, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Cali, I still need my question answered!! Haha

    • CALI on February 1, 2014 at 7:16 pm

      Yes Pete! I haven’t forgotten.

  6. Dustin Kreidler on February 6, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Awesome podcast, especially the extra grip discussion. Is there a resource for the ’empty handed’ grip strength you were talking about? Been doing the thumb -> pinky insertion movement a bit, but assuming I’m doing it wrong without a visual. 😉 Thanks!

  7. Bobby Goodfellow on February 12, 2014 at 8:43 am


    I’m going to make some videos for you and the rest of the community. I’ll post a link and some other resources for you in a few days, buddy.


  8. Ricardo on February 19, 2014 at 10:45 am

    On Mark Bell’s new PowerCast, Mark has Zach Even-Esh on where most of the discussion focuses on training kids for sports and dealing with parents. If your sensitive to language then don’t listen. Here’s the link:


  9. Dustin Kreidler on April 28, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Hey Bobby, belatedly following up on this… did you ever post videos/links to the hand exercises? Thanks brother!


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