| | | | Power Athlete Radio – Episode 42

Author / Cali Hinzman

Denny, Steve, Cali and Luke recap recent travels to Colombia, the Super Bowl, discuss how to “coax” one’s wife into following CrossFit Football, as well as other tips and tricks for training female athletes.

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Show Timeline

  • 0:00 Intro & Opening
  • 4:49 How Was Colombia?
  • 13:09 Pete Asks: Cali, what’s your CFFB History? How can I get my wife to lift weights?
  • 23:34 Connor Asks: Favorite cues for female athlete’s that are afraid of the weight?
  • 28:07 Emily C needs advise for her first Power Lifting meet!
  • 36:17 Training an Athlete for the CrossFit Games
  • 49:54 Taylor Asks: Can you Explain The Limiting Factor Hierarchy?
  • 57:55 What’ JUST happened to Platek? (live)
  • 59:45 Bryon B Asks: Following a Program vs. Bouncing Around?
  • 1:09:35 Closing

Show Notes

Pete Asks:
This question is actually for Cali.

Was wondering (1), if you could shed some light on your adaptation of the power athlete programming and your cffb training history and (2), insight into helping my wife train aside from what’s outlined in the CFFB beginners guide,

My wife has been running 30+ miles a week for the last 3 years consistently. I recently converted her to the dark side. She started the amateur progression 3 weeks ago. I’m fired up and motivated to help her reach her training goals which are to increase her strength, do a strict pull up, and still be able to run at least 1 five mile run a week in under 40min. Any knowledge you could pass on would be awesome.

…May the Force be with you. Haha

Conor Asks:
Any favorite cues or encouragement for female athletes who are afraid of the weight on the bar? For example, an athlete who is afraid of getting stuck at the bottom of a back squat?

Taylor Asks:
can you guys explain the limiting factors that coaches are looking for in athletes, (flexibility,stability etc.) in terms of is it a hierarchy? if I teach the athlete a back squat and they are a train wreck flexibility wise do I not have them squat and work on mobility until they can get into the right position? and if the flexibility is ok and the stability is shit?

Bryon B Asks:
can you touch on the benefits of following 1 program and not bouncing around doing a wod from here wod from there. notice many people on blog who post results for wods not posted by CFFB. thanks

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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.


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