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

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,


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


Mark Manson


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