Cal Dietz is the Head Olympic Strength and Conditioning coach at the University of Minnesota. During his tenure, Dietz has trained: a Hobey Baker Award winner, two Big Ten Athletes of the Year, athletes that have achieved 400 All-American honors, 29 Big Ten/WCHA championships teams and NCAA Team Champions, and 13 teams finish in the top four in the nation. He has consulted with Olympic and World Champions in various sports and professional athletes in the NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB, and Professional Boxing. Dietz has given numerous lectures around the country, as well as publish several scientific articles and dozens articles on training. Most recently, Dietz co-authored the the top selling book, Triphasic Training: A systematic approach to elite speed and explosive strength performance.
In this episode we discuss:
- His path to becoming a Strength and Conditioning Coach
- What TriPhasic Training is.
- How he gets his athletes to be his research subjects.
- How Strength Coaches and Mechanics are similar.
- Difference between Undulating Periodization and Mixed Training Systems.
- Residual effects of training.
- How he would incorporate Triphasic Training into a Football program.
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