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Cal Dietz

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319: Cal Dietz, Dan Fichter and Chris Korfist: A Roundtable Discussion on Advanced Speed and Power Training Methods

Just Fly Performance Podcast

Today’s episode welcomes back coaches Cal Dietz, Dan Fichter and Chris Korfist in a truly epic multi-guest podcast.  The amount of coaching and learning experienced between Cal, Dan and Chris is staggering, and they have been influencing the training practices of other coaches since the early 2000’s.Speed training is always a fun topic, with a lot of resonance to many coaches, because it is the intersection of strength and function.  Training speed requires an understanding of both force and biomechanics.  It requires knowing ideas on both cueing, and athlete psychology.  Since acquiring better maximal velocity is hard, it forces us to level up on multiple levels of our coaching, and that process of improvement can filter out into other aspects of performance and injury prevention.On the show today, fresh off of their recent speed training clinic collaboration, Cal, Dan, Chris and I talk about a variety of topics on speed and athletic performance, including “muscular vs. elastic” athletes, the importance of strong feet (and toes), reflexive plyometric and speed training, as well as the best weight room exercises and alignments that have a higher transfer point to actual sport running.  This was a really enjoyable podcast to put together.Today’s episode is brought to you by SimpliFaster, Lost Empire Herbs, and the Elastic Essentials online course.For 15% off your Lost Empire Herbs order, head to lostempireherbs.com/justfly.To try Pine Pollen for FREE (just pay for shipping), head to: justflypinepollen.comView more podcast episodes at the podcast homepage.Timestamps and Main Points:2:50 – Who wins the quality sleep award between Cal, Dan and Chris5:45 – Looking back on elastic vs. muscular athletes in light of the DB Hammer era, relative to now where we are talking more about wide and narrow ISA athletes15:42 – Thoughts on athletes who do better to train with weights above 80% of their lifting max, and then athletes who do better with less, and how to train these athletes year-round19:12 – Dan’s take on altitude drops, and how much athletes can progress into drops, or be more responsive to it than others22:25 – The reflexive nature of things like dropping, falling and “plyo-soidal” oriented over-speed training33:00 – Some different strategies Chris sees in sprinting on the 1080 with elastic vs. muscular athletes in mind40:21 – Foot and toe strength, athlete function, and the role of the nervous system50:05 – Thoughts on foot positions in light of weight-room work, and its link to sport speed54:38 – How stronger athletes can manage a wider step width in a sprint start, vs. weaker athletes1:03:58 – How athletes work off of coach’s mirroring of a movement1:07:55 – Cal, Dan and Chris’s favorite single leg training movements for speed and athletic movement, particularly the “Yuri” hip flexor training movement1:18:10 – Moving past “barbell hip thrusts” in training into standing or 45 degree hyper type versions“I think the elastic component boils down to altitude drops” Fichter“Everyone is going to deal with that collision in a different way, sometimes it is going to have to do with tendon length, or isometric strength” Korfist“Isometrics correlated a lot closer to increasing power, after an isometric block with my throwers, than it did my sprinters” Dietz“The throwers produced a lot more force above 60%, the runners produced a lot more force below 60%”“I can give you examples where something works for my athletes, and then 16 weeks later, it might make them worse, and that’s the art of coaching”“Is the hormonal/global response (from lifting heavy weights) going to outweigh the negatives?” Korfist“We’ve trained a lot of people without jumping at all, just landings” Fichter“I tested a kid with some reflexes that were off, and as soon as we implemented some overspeed work with the 1080,

1hr 22mins

11 Aug 2022

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S6:E5 Cal Dietz, USA Hockey & RPR

Zelos Podcast

Rock talks with Cal Dietz, Strength & Conditioning Coach for the University of Minnesota and the US Men's and Women's Olympic Hockey teams. Cal is also the originator of Triphasic training and Reflexive Performance Reset. Be sure to enjoy, follow, and subscribe.  TIME STAMPS  1:00 Starting at the University of Minnesota  6:30 Training the USA Men’s and Women’s Hockey Teams  12:00 Testing and retesting athletes and breaking away from the periodization model  17:00 What has influenced Cal over the years  19:45 The GOAT Drill  27:00 Improving running form without coaching cues  31:00 Hunting down the solution and not the symptom  34:00 Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR)  44:15 Cal’s epiphanies   GET TO KNOW CAL DIETZ  MEET: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cal-dietz-71b06b2/ INSTA: https://www.instagram.com/cal.dietz/ TRIPHASIC TRAINING: http://triphasictraining.com/ RPR: https://www.reflexiveperformance.com/ GET TO KNOW ROCKY SNYDER MEET: Visit the Rocky's online headquarters: www.RockySnyder.com READ: Grab a copy of his new "Return to Center" book: www.ReturntoCtr.com INSTA: Instagram fan, check him out at https://www.instagram.com/rocky_snyder/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/rocky.snyder.77 LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rocky-snyder-cscs-cafs-nsca-cpt-a77a091/ TRAIN WITH ROCKY WORKOUT: Want to meet Rocky and get a private workout: https://rockysfitnesscenter.com/ INSTA: https://www.instagram.com/rockysfitnesssc/ FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/RockysFitnessCenter


11 Apr 2022

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Episode 253 - Cal Dietz - current thoughts on enhancing human performance

All Things Strength & Wellness

He's back!Cal has been an Olympic Sport Strength and Conditioning coach for numerous sports at the University of Minnesota since 2000. During his tenure, Dietz has trained athletes that have achieved 400+ All-American honors, Teams that have won 33 Big Ten/WCHA championships teams and 10 NCAA Team Champions. He has consulted with Olympic and World Champions in various sports and professional athletes in the NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB, MMA and Professional Boxing. On this episode Cal and I discuss: How was Cal's Covid experience? Whats new with Cal regarding his current thoughts on human performance Cal discusses the GOAT drill I ask Cal about the role of neurotransmitters in learning from the GOAT I ask Cal about his assessment process with his athletes I ask Cal how does he differentiate's between a technical issue or a capacity limitation? Cal discusses the importance of training the feet for force transfer  I ask Cal - how does he learn? This was a great discussion with Cal and I hope you guys really enjoy it Stay Strong,RB Show Notes: Website - www.xlathlete.com Facebook - Cal Dietz Twitter - @XLATHLETE Instagram - cal.dietz Podcast's Mentioned: Mike and Brooker Show - Episode 21 Cal Dietz Mike and Brooker Show - #46 Cal Dietz returns Videos Mentioned: The Goat Performance Drill Part 1 - Raise Your Performance Ceiling The Goat Performance Drill - Part 2 - Advanced 3 Ring Method The Goat Drill One - Example The Goat Drill Front View Functional Transfer Complex in the Structure of workout Straight Leg Prime times  Books Mentioned: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life Everything Is F*cked: A Book about Hope People and Resources Mentioned: Dan Fichter Perry Nickelston  Chris Korfist Albert Einstein Deion Sanders Dan Pfaff Al Vermeil performancemadesimple.com Mark Manson

1hr 14mins

29 Jan 2022

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Episode 193: Cal Dietz (@cal.dietz)

NOT DEAD YET with Matt Vincent

Best Shorts to Train In: https://www.thehviii.com/collections/goat-training-shorts Video of Podcast:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLz-3Al1WFD9-ZVYsWL0k8B2MceAqCesRX Cal Dietz Excited to have Cal in this week and we had a great chat. We talk a lot about movement and the training regiments Cal has put into place for his athletes and many others to optimize performance. Cal is incredibly intelligent and good at what he does. He has a ton of good advice on how to improve yourself as a human being which I highly recommend you listen to. Okay, let's get to it! reflexiveperformance.com - code "UMSO" Sponsors: Caveman Coffee Hybrid Performance Method Onnit - Onnit.com/mattvincent 10% off Oregon Originals - Code UMSO 10% off Stay Classy Meats - Code UMSO 10% off HVIII - Code UMSO 10% off Habit - Code UMSO 10% off Daily Destroyer - team training and programming SIGN UP HERE: https://marketplace.trainheroic.com/brand/Matt%20Vincent?attrib=445833-pod

1hr 28mins

15 Oct 2021

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23 Cal Dietz " Finding Optimal Solutions for prep, Triphasic, Rationale for foot training, Performance Cycling"

From the Ground Up Athletic Performance Podcast

On this episode I sat down with Cal Dietz, strength and conditioning coach at the University of Minnesota as well as author of Triphasic Training. I've mentioned many different aspects of Triphasic training on this podcast with other guest on the podcast and on today's episode Cal provides rationale for certain points within his preparatory methods. We start by discussing one of Cal's emphasis the floating heel and his rationale for utilizing different foot positions throughout prep. We discuss how foot placement may different between GPP and specific phases, as well as the idea behind the spring ankle model. Cal discusses the different levels of spring ankle and how to implement them into training, and why it is extremely important that athletes have strong feet and lower legs. Cal discusses the difference between implementing Triphasic in a bilateral and unilateral manner and how he deals with the negative feedback derived from bilateral movements. I was totally blown away a few months ago when Cal posted his video on performance cycling and I've referenced it on multiple occasions on the show. Cal discusses how he found the issue that can be created through facilitating workouts in a more traditional manner and the negative impact that can occur due to this. Triphasic is based around Block periodization, so naturally Cal discusses how block methods differ from mixed methods and presents reasoning for programming in a block system. I was interested to see what Cal's suggestions would be for speed and agility prep during the concentrated eccentric and isometric blocks within Triphasic, so Cal discusses a sensible manner to progress speed work during those concentrated strength blocks. We end the discussion by talking about the Goat Drill and how Cal stacks this agility as a natural mechanism for rest between sprints and to optimize skill uptake and learning processes. I have links below to several of the talking points, Cal's website, Manuals, Triphasic text, and social media accounts make sure to check the out if you've never seen them before.  Triphasic Training Book Link - https://www.amazon.com/Triphasic-Training-systematic-explosive-performance/dp/0985174315 Coachtube Manuals- https://coachtube.com/search?q=cal+dietz XLathlete webpage- https://www.xlathlete.com/ Safety Bar split squat presentation- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhXg9XgHTv Goat Performance Drill- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuEtPi-jwqU Performance Cycling- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaBrvTJwHnE&t=2s Cont. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9O6xb355Qyo Cont. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FAJgWPQjMU Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/cal.dietz/?hl=en Twitter- https://twitter.com/xlathlete?lang=en


7 Sep 2021

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#46 - Cal Dietz Round 2

Mike and Brooker Show

Cal Dietz rejoins the Mike & Brooker Show! Cal is known for being the creator of the Triphasic method and founder of the RPR system. He has been an Olympic Strength and Conditioning coach to the University of Minnesota for over 20 years as well as the current Head S&C for US Women’s Hockey. Cal has trained over 500 All-Americans, 35 Big Ten titles, 11 National Champions and consulted for Olympic and World Champions from a variety of different sports. We know you are going to love the 2nd episode with the mad scientist, Cal Dietz!

2hr 11mins

9 Mar 2021

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244: Cal Dietz on Advancing Contrast Training and 20m Dash Splits for Athletic Speed Optimization

Just Fly Performance Podcast

Today’s show features Cal Dietz.  Cal has been the Head Olympic Strength and Conditioning coach for numerous sports at the University of Minnesota since 2000, has worked with hundreds of successful athletes and team, and is the co-author of the top-selling book “Triphasic Training”.  Cal has a multi-time guest on this show, most recently appearing in episode #168 (one of our most popular episodes of all time) on single leg training methods alongside Cameron Josse and Chad Dennis.Cal’s ideas on complex training (French contrast and potentiation clusters) have made a huge impact on the formulation of my own programs and methods.   French Contrast as a training ideology and method has probably been one of the most consistent elements of my training for many years now.  Cal is never one to sit still, and has recently made further advances in his complex training sets as they relate to our neurological and technical adaptations to these movements.On today’s show, Cal talks extensively about his new methods in complex training for improving sprint speed.  As Cal has talked about on previous episodes, even bilateral hurdle hops have the potential to “mess athletes up” neurologically, and so Cal goes in detail on how his complex training sets are now adjusted to address that.  Ultimately, Cal has formulated his gym training for the primary purpose of improving sprint speed and sprint mechanics.  We will also get into Cal’s take on block periodization, and how Cal uses 5,10 and 20 yard dash markers to help determine an athlete’s primary training emphasis for the next block of work.Today’s episode is brought to you by SimpliFaster.View more podcast episodes at the podcast homepage.Timestamps and Main Points05:10 – Breaking a lot of eggs to make a cake: Training Cal and Joel has utilized in that past that may not have worked out so well for the athlete in the process of growing as a coach12:52 – Cal’s experience with various methods of training + How he trained his son during covid-1919:56 – Using running and speed to assess athletes, and creating the required adaptations25:53 – What led Cal to utilizing block method training and block overloads29:51 – Interpreting and discussing maximal velocity as a training lynchpin31:45 – Using squats + Examples of “sprint-centric” exercise sets Cal uses41:34 – What Cal’s working on: Optimizing exercises for your athletes as individuals + Exercises that are best for your brain43:09 – Quad-dominant vs. Posterior chain dominant athlete assessments + Cal’s 5-10-20 tool50:45 – The 5-10-20 tool simplified54:00 – Exercises Cal would assign for Joel, as someone who needs isometric strength? + The best single leg exercise for building leg strength“Usually I had a download (de-load) week and then I’d change the exercise. Then, I started changing the exercises in the download week so the volume was low… that matched the following week so they didn’t get sore starting with the higher volume… I found that when I implemented a new exercise, that’s when they got sore.”“I trained an agonistic muscle with an antagonistic muscle… so what happened was, it didn’t cause a compensation pattern and it kept the global neurological sequence of the nervous system in the right pattern the whole time and it optimized it.”“Running is one of the greatest assessments of any athlete.”“I call it global neurological sequence, it’s just the order and sequence your body moves.”“Max velocity is an indicator of potential in the nervous system, let’s be honest.”“I would start my first set with my quad-dominant athletes at the rear posterior chain exercise and then cycle through everything, which is actually better, Joel, for my weight room functioning.”“I was able to create a tool off a 10-20-yard dash that told me what their weakest link was in training. So, it’s an indicator of what they need for the next two to four weeks in training...


4 Mar 2021

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8 - Il Triphasic Training - Cal Dietz

Performance Talks

Nell' 8° Episodio il nostro ospite è Cal Dietz, autore e fondatore del Triphasic Training. In questo episodio, Cal Dietz ci spiegherà: 1) Il Triphasic Training 2) Allenamento di piede e caviglia 3) RPR e molto altro. Buon ascolto! Info su Cal: youtube: Calvin Dietz email: cal.dietz@gmail.com Instagram: cal.dietz Rimani aggiornato su: https://www.instagram.com/obiettivoperformance/

1hr 11mins

27 Feb 2021

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Episode 21 - Cal Dietz

Mike and Brooker Show

Cal Dietz joins the boys this week on the Mike & Brooker Show! Cal is the creator of the Triphasic method, founder of the RPR system and has earned his stripes in the trenches. He has been an Olympic Strength and Conditioning coach to the University of Minnesota for over 20 years as well as the current Head S&C for US Women’s Hockey. Cal has trained over 500 All-Americans, 35 Big Ten titles, 11 National Champions and consulted for Olympic and World Champions from a variety of different sports. We know you are going to love this episode, with the mad scientist himself, Cal Dietz!

2hr 16mins

15 Sep 2020

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#69. Cal Dietz Vol 2

Conquer Athlete Podcast

In Volume 2 of the Conquer Athlete Podcast with Cal Dietz, the guys delve into the incredible importance of understanding required for the development of athletic potential within youth sports. Cal Dietz is the founder and author of "TriPhasic Training". Cal has also been the Head Olympic Strength and Conditioning coach for numerous sports at the University of Minnesota since 2000. He has consulted with Olympic and World champions in various sports and professional athletes in the NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB, and Professional Boxing. Here's what's next: Join our free online training community: www.facebook.com/groups/conquertrainingcommunity/ Get 1-week of free online programming for serious athletes: www.conquerathlete.com/programs Become a Conquer Athlete: www.conquerathlete.com


19 Aug 2020