This week we interview Cal Dietz, head strength coach at Minnesota, and are also joined by the smartest goofball you’ve ever met, Dr. Andy Galpin as a co-host.
After sitting in a few of Coach Cal’s panels at Paleo FX, I could not wait to interview him.
He’s coached a TON of really, really good athletes in multiple sports. Coach Cal is a legend in the strength and conditioning community, so I’m honored and excited to share this episode with you.
We cover topics like movement selection for assessing and training an athlete, and why you might be plateauing in your strength cycle. We also talk at length about movements that actually get your ass firing correctly.
We discuss in depth the principles in Cal’s book, Triphasic Training, which covers the periodization of isometric, concentric, and eccentric strength and why you need a balance of each one of these strength qualities to get the most out of your program. You’ll also learn a little about how and when to implement these principles into your training.
Coach Cal has a ton of REAL experience coaching athletes. There is so much I wanted to ask him, especially now since I’ve finished his book. We will definitely try to have him on again in the future.
Enjoy the show!
P.S. I just finished reading my copy of Triphasic Training e-book and I loved it. There is a TON of great information in there if you’re interested in programming your own strength training for your self or other athletes.
He gives a really good understanding of how to properly stress an athlete so you can optimize the success of a strength program and avoid plateaus or even worse, become overtrained.
Get your copy of Triphasic Training here (use the code “barbell4” to save 10% on the e-book.)