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Triphasic Tactical Training Manual E-Book
Price: 24.95

Inserts from the Triphasic Training Tactical Manual

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International Orders Contact us at
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The Triphasic Tactical Training Manual was written with the explicit intent to deliver a systematic and scientifically founded approach in training methodology for athletes whose preparation does not result in wins and losses, world records, or gold medals. The idea behind the Triphasic Tactical Training Manual was originated from the individual needs of the tactical athlete and all those who put their lives at risk simply by going to work each day.


The authors of this manual have broken down the needs of every tactical athlete into six physical qualities. In order to display the physical proficiency required by the tactical athlete, each of these six qualities must be trained appropriately. What separates this training program from others is that it allows tactical athletes to continue to train with their desired methods while offering guidelines that increase the likelihood of the user to achieve optimal level responses to training and see improvements in performance.


The Weekly Sequencing Model was developed by multiple strength coaches along with an elite level military training professional for operators who based the protocol originally on The Triphasic Training System while also considering the specific needs of the tactical athlete. Programs currently being used for military training are not equipping these specialized tactical athletes appropriately, which leads to a disproportionate training of the six physical qualities necessary for optimal performance.


It was this simple point that led to the creation of The Weekly Sequencing Model. This manual is a collaboration between combat veterans who have said “we can do this better” and the training professionals who said, “we can help.” Experience has teamed up with science to present this complete, systematic training program for the tactical athlete. The Weekly Sequencing model isn’t just exercising; it is training, specifically and systematically for the tactical athlete.


This book is for the tactical athlete and those that dedicate their lives to maintaining high-performance levels to maintain the freedoms of others. In the tactical arena, less than ideal performance can have grave consequences. One step too slow, one moment too long, and the defeated does not receive a silver medal and a warm handshake.


Chapters included in this book:

1. The Tactical Athlete vs. Conventional Athletes

2. The Weekly Sequencing Model Components

3. Six Physical Qualities of Tactical Performance

4. Triphasic Review and Weekly Sequencing Model Implementation

5. Modifying The Weekly Sequencing Model


New Components included in this book:

1. The Six Physical Qualities of Tactical Performance

2. The Weekly Sequencing Model

3. The Specific Stress Model

4. The Compatible Qualities Model

5. High-Quality vs. Work Capacity Energy System Training



About the Authors

Cal Dietz

Cal Dietz 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 540+ All-American honors, 10 NCAA Team National Champions, Teams that have won 33 Big Ten/WCHA championships teams, 29 Big Ten/WCHA Conference tournaments, 21 NCAA Final Four appearances, He has consulted with Olympic and World Champions in various sports and professional athletes in the NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB,MMA and Professional Boxing.

“Coach”

“Coach” is currently training operators within the United States of America Military. He has chosen to remain anonymous for this reason but has contributed a great extent to the ideas presented in this manual. “Coach” has completed many years of revising and improving the Weekly Sequencing Model laid out in this manual with countless operators and tactical athletes. Few coaches have executed more hands-on training with operators on a daily basis than “Coach”.

Matt Van Dyke

Matt Van Dyke is in his first year as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Denver. Prior to his position with the University of Denver Matt was the Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning for Olympic Sports at the University of Minnesota. Matt recently presented at the 2015 CSCCa National Conference on “Advanced Triphasic Training Methods” and is a co-author of "Triphasic Training, A High School Strength and Conditioning Manual" while also writing for his professional website vandykestrength.com. Van Dyke was a member of the Iowa State Football Team for 4 years as a wide receiver where he also completed an internship under Yancy McKnight.
Training Power for Sport Athletes
Price: 29.00

Do you want your athletes to become more powerful?  The likelihood of athletic success is higher if your athletes are more powerful.  Some training methods are more effective than others.  Science says doing the overhead lifts are some of the most effective methods of improving power.  They are often not taught to athletes because the myth is that they are too difficult to teach.  


What if you could implement a fairly quick and simple step by progressive step method to teach these lifts and train your athletes to become more powerful? This DVD shows you how the “Core of 4” method of teaching these lifts can be a very effective way for instructing a number of athletes at once.

Dr. Larry Meadors CSCS*D
NSCA-CPT*D, USA Weightlifting Senior Coach
UK Certified

Scott Sahli CSCS*D
NSCA-CPT*D, USA Weightlifting Senior Coach
Head Coach of 7 time Team Weightlifting State Champions
Triphasic Tactical Training Manual
Price: 34.95

Inserts from the Triphasic Training Tactical Manual

Free Single Session Software Builder

International Orders Contact us at
triphasictactical@gmail.com

The Triphasic Tactical Training Manual was written with the explicit intent to deliver a systematic and scientifically founded approach in training methodology for athletes whose preparation does not result in wins and losses, world records, or gold medals. The idea behind the Triphasic Tactical Training Manual was originated from the individual needs of the tactical athlete and all those who put their lives at risk simply by going to work each day.


The authors of this manual have broken down the needs of every tactical athlete into six physical qualities. In order to display the physical proficiency required by the tactical athlete, each of these six qualities must be trained appropriately. What separates this training program from others is that it allows tactical athletes to continue to train with their desired methods while offering guidelines that increase the likelihood of the user to achieve optimal level responses to training and see improvements in performance.


The Weekly Sequencing Model was developed by multiple strength coaches along with an elite level military training professional for operators who based the protocol originally on The Triphasic Training System while also considering the specific needs of the tactical athlete. Programs currently being used for military training are not equipping these specialized tactical athletes appropriately, which leads to a disproportionate training of the six physical qualities necessary for optimal performance.


It was this simple point that led to the creation of The Weekly Sequencing Model. This manual is a collaboration between combat veterans who have said “we can do this better” and the training professionals who said, “we can help.” Experience has teamed up with science to present this complete, systematic training program for the tactical athlete. The Weekly Sequencing model isn’t just exercising; it is training, specifically and systematically for the tactical athlete.


This book is for the tactical athlete and those that dedicate their lives to maintaining high-performance levels to maintain the freedoms of others. In the tactical arena, less than ideal performance can have grave consequences. One step too slow, one moment too long, and the defeated does not receive a silver medal and a warm handshake.


Chapters included in this book:

1. The Tactical Athlete vs. Conventional Athletes

2. The Weekly Sequencing Model Components

3. Six Physical Qualities of Tactical Performance

4. Triphasic Review and Weekly Sequencing Model Implementation

5. Modifying The Weekly Sequencing Model


New Components included in this book:

1. The Six Physical Qualities of Tactical Performance

2. The Weekly Sequencing Model

3. The Specific Stress Model

4. The Compatible Qualities Model

5. High-Quality vs. Work Capacity Energy System Training



About the Authors

Cal Dietz

Cal Dietz 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 540+ All-American honors, 10 NCAA Team National Champions, Teams that have won 33 Big Ten/WCHA championships teams, 29 Big Ten/WCHA Conference tournaments, 21 NCAA Final Four appearances, He has consulted with Olympic and World Champions in various sports and professional athletes in the NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB,MMA and Professional Boxing.

“Coach”

“Coach” is currently training operators within the United States of America Military. He has chosen to remain anonymous for this reason but has contributed a great extent to the ideas presented in this manual. “Coach” has completed many years of revising and improving the Weekly Sequencing Model laid out in this manual with countless operators and tactical athletes. Few coaches have executed more hands-on training with operators on a daily basis than “Coach”.

Matt Van Dyke

Matt Van Dyke is in his first year as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Denver. Prior to his position with the University of Denver Matt was the Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning for Olympic Sports at the University of Minnesota. Matt recently presented at the 2015 CSCCa National Conference on “Advanced Triphasic Training Methods” and is a co-author of "Triphasic Training, A High School Strength and Conditioning Manual" while also writing for his professional website vandykestrength.com. Van Dyke was a member of the Iowa State Football Team for 4 years as a wide receiver where he also completed an internship under Yancy McKnight.

Power Clean DVD
Price: 35.00

Power Clean—Doing it Right! details the correct technique for executing this productive lift. The DVD features a number of practical and useful coaching tips that can help ensure that exercisers achieve optimal performance. These time-tested recommendations are appropriate for individuals of all interests and skill levels—whether teaching someone from scratch or refining the technique of the advanced athlete.

Among the topics covered:

• Terminology
• Why do we do power clean?
• Power clean technique
• Strength exercises
• Flexibility exercises
Psychological Skills Training
Price: 35.00

This book is a practical manual rather than theoretical. It is approximately 128 pages. The main goal of this book is to integrate psychological skills training (PST) with other training processes of the athletic preparation program; several means of achieving this goal in numerous sport types are described. Additionally, we wish to create a relevant body of knowledge for sport psychologists, coaches, athletes, physical education students, and scientists.
Triphasic Training E-Book : A systematic approach to elite speed and explosive strength performance
Price: 39.95

Look inside Triphasic Training!

International Orders Contact us at xlathlete@gmail.com

Triphasic Training is the pinnacle of sports performance training. That’s not hype. Cal Dietz, strength coach at the University of Minnesota, has the results to back up this claim – a Hobey Baker Award winner, two Big Ten Athletes of the Year, over 400 All-Americans, 30 Big Ten/WCHA championship teams, 7 NCAA National Team Champions, and 14 teams that finished in the top four in the nation.

Over the past decade, Coach Dietz has worked with thousands of collegiate and professional athletes, incorporating the latest scientific research into developing his Triphasic Training method. His approach breaks down athletic movements into their three components -- eccentric, isometric, and concentric -- allowing for the continuous development of athletes, maximizing their strength, speed, and power.

In this easy-to-understand book, Coach Dietz has teamed up with exercise physiologist, Ben Peterson, to explain the physiological foundations of Triphasic Training and how they can be applied to training, making athletes bigger, stronger and faster than ever before. The authors give examples of complete programs, as well as examples of how to incorporate the Triphasic method into existing programs, with descriptions on adapting it to virtually any scenario.

The digital edition of this book contains over 3,000 hyperlinks to video clips that demonstrate how to properly perform every exercise, as well as six hours of video lectures by Coach Dietz from his national speaking tour. In this book, these hyperlinks are indicated by words or phrases that are underlined. In order for you to take advantage of these features, included in the book is a web link to a downloadable PDF that contains the hyperlinks and videos from the original digital book. Included in the book:

- 5 complete 24-week training programs designed for 6-day, 5-day, 4-day, 3-day, or 2-day training models.

- Over two dozen tables showing when and how to modify exercises to ensure continuous improvement in athletes.

- Peaking programs for football lineman and skill players; swimmers; baseball, volleyball, and hockey players (among others).

- A complete 52-week training program for football.

Improving Sprinting Speed: The Three Phases of the race and how to train for them
Price: 39.99

Henk Kraaijenhof has several decades of experience as a performance coach in a broad array of sports. He has worked with the following athletes: Nelli Coorman, former world record holder and 60m World Champion (1987,1989); Merlene Ottey, 100m and 200m; Sandra Farmer-Patrick, 400m hurdles; Letitia Vriesde of Surlaname, 800m (1:56.65 in 1995); Mohammed Aj-Malki of Oman, 400m (44.65 in 1988); Patrick Stevens of Belgium, 200m; and Troy Douglas, 100m-400m. Kraaijenhof's experience extends to conditioning as well, having worked with Mary Pierce (2004) and soccer player Edgar Davis. He was a conditioning consultant for the Netherlands Olympic men's volleyball team (2000). Olympic men's field hockey team (2008), Oman Sal, Juventus Football Club (1997-1998), Vancouver Canucks (2011), and UKAthletics. He has also worked as a mental conditioning consultant for BBE, an elite unit of the Dutch Marines Corps. Kraaijenhof has collaborated with Prof. Carmello Bosco on the development of the first vertical vibration platform 1998.
Depth-Jump: In-depth Examination and Comparison to the Drop Jump
Price: 40.00

Dr Verkhoshansky clears up the many misconceptions and confusion about her late father, Yuri Verkhoshansky's creation, the depth jump. While the cornerstone of plyometrics and many training strategies, the depth jump has been one of the most misunderstood and poorly implemented training concepts. Natalia Verkhoshansky sheds light on these and contrasts the depth jump with other training means, most notably the drop jump.
Triphasic Tactical Training Manual - Hard Copy and E-Book
Price: 44.95

Inserts from the Triphasic Training Tactical Manual

Free Single Session Software Builder

Release Date - 1st of March

International Orders Contact us at
triphasictactical@gmail.com

The Triphasic Tactical Training Manual was written with the explicit intent to deliver a systematic and scientifically founded approach in training methodology for athletes whose preparation does not result in wins and losses, world records, or gold medals. The idea behind the Triphasic Tactical Training Manual was originated from the individual needs of the tactical athlete and all those who put their lives at risk simply by going to work each day.


The authors of this manual have broken down the needs of every tactical athlete into six physical qualities. In order to display the physical proficiency required by the tactical athlete, each of these six qualities must be trained appropriately. What separates this training program from others is that it allows tactical athletes to continue to train with their desired methods while offering guidelines that increase the likelihood of the user to achieve optimal level responses to training and see improvements in performance.


The Weekly Sequencing Model was developed by multiple strength coaches along with an elite level military training professional for operators who based the protocol originally on The Triphasic Training System while also considering the specific needs of the tactical athlete. Programs currently being used for military training are not equipping these specialized tactical athletes appropriately, which leads to a disproportionate training of the six physical qualities necessary for optimal performance.


It was this simple point that led to the creation of The Weekly Sequencing Model. This manual is a collaboration between combat veterans who have said “we can do this better” and the training professionals who said, “we can help.” Experience has teamed up with science to present this complete, systematic training program for the tactical athlete. The Weekly Sequencing model isn’t just exercising; it is training, specifically and systematically for the tactical athlete.


This book is for the tactical athlete and those that dedicate their lives to maintaining high-performance levels to maintain the freedoms of others. In the tactical arena, less than ideal performance can have grave consequences. One step too slow, one moment too long, and the defeated does not receive a silver medal and a warm handshake.


Chapters included in this book:

1. The Tactical Athlete vs. Conventional Athletes

2. The Weekly Sequencing Model Components

3. Six Physical Qualities of Tactical Performance

4. Triphasic Review and Weekly Sequencing Model Implementation

5. Modifying The Weekly Sequencing Model


New Components included in this book:

1. The Six Physical Qualities of Tactical Performance

2. The Weekly Sequencing Model

3. The Specific Stress Model

4. The Compatible Qualities Model

5. High-Quality vs. Work Capacity Energy System Training



About the Authors

Cal Dietz

Cal Dietz 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 540+ All-American honors, 10 NCAA Team National Champions, Teams that have won 33 Big Ten/WCHA championships teams, 29 Big Ten/WCHA Conference tournaments, 21 NCAA Final Four appearances, He has consulted with Olympic and World Champions in various sports and professional athletes in the NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB,MMA and Professional Boxing.

“Coach”

“Coach” is currently training operators within the United States of America Military. He has chosen to remain anonymous for this reason but has contributed a great extent to the ideas presented in this manual. “Coach” has completed many years of revising and improving the Weekly Sequencing Model laid out in this manual with countless operators and tactical athletes. Few coaches have executed more hands-on training with operators on a daily basis than “Coach”.

Matt Van Dyke

Matt Van Dyke is in his first year as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Denver. Prior to his position with the University of Denver Matt was the Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning for Olympic Sports at the University of Minnesota. Matt recently presented at the 2015 CSCCa National Conference on “Advanced Triphasic Training Methods” and is a co-author of "Triphasic Training, A High School Strength and Conditioning Manual" while also writing for his professional website vandykestrength.com. Van Dyke was a member of the Iowa State Football Team for 4 years as a wide receiver where he also completed an internship under Yancy McKnight.

Triphasic Training book : A Systematic Approach to Elite Speed and Explosive Strength Performance
Price: 49.95

Look inside Triphasic Training!

Triphasic Training is the pinnacle of sports performance training. That’s not hype. Cal Dietz, strength coach at the University of Minnesota, has the results to back up this claim – a Hobey Baker Award winner, two Big Ten Athletes of the Year, over 400 All-Americans, 28 Big Ten/WCHA championship teams, 7 NCAA National Team Champions, and 14 teams that finished in the top four in the nation.

Over the past decade, Coach Dietz has worked with thousands of collegiate and professional athletes, incorporating the latest scientific research into developing his Triphasic Training method. His approach breaks down athletic movements into their three components -- eccentric, isometric, and concentric -- allowing for the continuous development of athletes, maximizing their strength, speed, and power.

In this easy-to-understand book, Coach Dietz has teamed up with exercise physiologist, Ben Peterson, to explain the physiological foundations of Triphasic Training and how they can be applied to training, making athletes bigger, stronger and faster than ever before. The authors give examples of complete programs, as well as examples of how to incorporate the Triphasic method into existing programs, with descriptions on adapting it to virtually any scenario.

The digital edition of this book contains over 3,000 hyperlinks to video clips that demonstrate how to properly perform every exercise, as well as six hours of video lectures by Coach Dietz from his national speaking tour. In this book, these hyperlinks are indicated by words or phrases that are underlined. In order for you to take advantage of these features, included in the book is a web link to a downloadable PDF that contains the hyperlinks and videos from the original digital book. Included in the book:

- 5 complete 24-week training programs designed for 6-day, 5-day, 4-day, 3-day, or 2-day training models.

- Over two dozen tables showing when and how to modify exercises to ensure continuous improvement in athletes.

- Peaking programs for football lineman and skill players; swimmers; baseball, volleyball, and hockey players (among others).

- A complete 52-week training program for football.