| | | | Power Athlete Radio – Episode 95 Dr. Kirk Parsley

Author / Cali Hinzman

 “Just sleep right through the apocalypse.”


This week we have the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Kirk Parsley.  A native Texan, Dr. Parsley began his fascination of sleep studies after having spent six years as a Navy SEAL and another five as the teams clinician.  Hear why Dr. Parsley realized that despite his efforts instituting new diagnosis and treatment protocols, he felt his practices would be more embraced outside the current military bureaucracy.

In this episode we get to pick Doc’s brain about the correlation between metabolic syndrome and sleep, whether or not sleep pod’s are bogus, and if you really can make up for those long lost sleep years of shift work, raising kids, or late night raging on Red Bull-Vodka.

You will not want to miss Dr. Parsley’s top three tips on how to positively alter existing sleep habits and in no way do they include taking Ambien.  Find out what “disassociation” is and why it is NOT the same thing is natural sleep.

If you’re listening to this now it means you’re awake and that’s good reason to stay vertical and take in the knowledge bombs here on Episode 95 of Power Athlete Radio.

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Show Notes

Take the first step in getting a better night’s sleep by watching Dr. Parsley’s TED Talk here:


Next week we have athlete, author, and coach – Dan John.  Ever HEARD?

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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. bernie on February 22, 2015 at 2:10 am

    Very interesting. Thx for sharing PAHQ!

  2. Colt on February 22, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Get Weatherford on the show

  3. Shaun on February 25, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    I was so psyched when you announced this podcast. Doc Parsley has such a unique background, and I’ve listened to every interview he’s done.

    Also, super nice guy. I sent him an email last year (former Aussie SOF, had some issues with being burnt out) and he got back to me with some recommendations later that same day. F’ing legend.

  4. Ingo B on February 26, 2015 at 7:13 am

    Dr. Parsley was also on the Barbell Shrugged podcast a few months back. He gets REAL technical in that one, so for you all who geek out on that kind of stuff, it’s worth a listen.

  5. Drew on February 27, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    any idea when this will actually populate on the itunes feed?

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