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#WorkoutWednesday: Learn how to absorb energy with this workout from Calvin Dietz!

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This #WorkoutWednesday Calvin Dietz brings you a preview of his Multi-Sport Elite High School Triphasic Training program! After hitting a brick wall with two of his athletes, Dietz realized the need for a training method that would help his athletes generate more explosive strength. As a result, he developed triphasic training.  Unlike the traditional training methods, which focus primarily on releasing energy, triphasic training teaches athetes to absorb energy and release it later in explosive movements, like jumping or throwing. Check out the first day of Dietz's workout plan below: Want to learn from Calvin Dietz? If you're ready for triphasic training to take your athleticism to the next level, join Dietz's Multi-Sport Elite High School Triphasic Training Plan to access the full workout plan featured above! When you purchase Dietz's expertly-developed training program for $15, you'll receive six weeks of workout plans, unlimited access to the program, detailed demonstration videos and tips, and daily workout reminders. Click here to purchase the Multi-Sport Elite High School Triphasic Training plan!
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#MotivationMonday: Do you have what it takes to train like a decathlete?

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Although athleticism can be measured in many ways, one of the ultimate tests is the Olympic decathlon. With it's unique combo of strength, agility, speed, and explosiveness, the decathlon is ranked as one of the most elite competitions. As proof of the decathlon's eliteness, the victor is awarded the golden title, "World's Greatest Athlete" (think Jim Thorpe and Bruce Jenner).  After hearing about what goes on in the games, we wondered what a decathlete's typical training day looks like. And let's just say it's more intense than you probably guessed! Want to experience a minute of a decathlete's regular workout rountine? Check out Cal Dietz's video below: You may be wondering what the French contrast method has to do with decathlon training. The answer is explosiveness! The key to the "World's Greatest Athlete" is explosive athleticism. Cal Dietz popularized the French contrast training method because he realized it's ability to increase explosiveness by engaging a greater number of muscle fibers than typical exercises. Since this method puts high amounts of stress on the athlete, we should mention that French contrast training should only be used by experienced athletes. Now you can see why decathlon training is so intense! Not a decathlete yet? No problem! Besides helping you strengthen your experience base, Cal Dietz can get you decathlon ready! In addition to popularizing the French contrast method and developing triphasic training, Dietz is the head Strength and Conditioning coach at the University of Minnesota (UM). In his 16 year tenure at UM, Dietz has trained numerous award-winning athletes and teams and has consulted Olympic and world champions, as well as professional athletes in the NBA, NHL, NFL, and MLB. Take the next step in becoming an explosive athlete by joining Dietz's Multi-Sport Advanced Collegiate Triphasic Training program. For a one-time fee of $15, you will receive six weeks of workout plans, workout demonstrations and tips, lifetime access to the program, and workout reminders.  Click here to join Cal Dietz's Multi-Sport Advanced Collegiate Triphasic Training program! Video credit: Calvin Dietz
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Watch this 60-year-old computer programmer make 209 consecutive three-pointers!

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Back in 1974, a 60-year-old computer programmer and assistant coach at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) set out to perfect the three-pointer form. Over 20 years later, what started out as a simple goal turned into a world record. At the Caltech gym in 1996, Fred Newman made 209 consecutive three-pointers, setting the world record! Watch Fred Newman's record breaking shots in the video below: Although Newman's goal ended up breaking world records, not all do. Some goals are meant to simply set a personal record. Just a few months ago, NBA trainer Tyler Relph broke his personal record and inspired his clients to test their own records. Watch Tyler Relph make 37 consecutive three-pointers in two and a-half minutes in the video below: Just as we are amazed by Fred Newman's incredible 209 three-pointers, we're inspired by Tyler Relph's personal record! How does your record number of consecutive three-point shots compare? Train with Tyler Relph! If your goal is to step up your three-pointer technique or improve your overall basketball skills, Tyler Relph can help! As a former Division I high-major player and the leader in the NCAA's Free Throw Percentage in 2008, Tyler Relph will supply you with the talent and knowledge that you need to transform your game. Join Tyler's Division I Guard Training System for just $10.99 per month, and you'll receive access to monthly workout plans and drills designed by Tyler and proven by his NBA clients, discussion boards, detailed demonstration videos, and workout reminders.  Click here to join Tyler Relph's Division I Guard Training System! Video credits: quantumhoops and Tyler Relph
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#WorkoutWednesday: Get Division 1 skills with this workout from Tyler Relph!

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This week's #WorkoutWednesday is brought to you by Tyler Relph of Dr1ven Training!  As a former Division 1 High Major Player at both West Virginia and St. Bonaventure and the leader of the NCAA's Free-Throw Percentage in 2008, Tyler knows what it takes to get to the next level. With his knowledge, Tyler designed his workout plan to help you build the skills needed to play Division 1 basketball.  Check out the first workout from Tyler's Division 1 Guard Training System below: Note: sets = how many times the drill is done; reps = how many makes in each set Ready to train with Tyler? If you want more of these workouts, you can start training with Tyler today! For just $10.99 per month, you can join the Division 1 Guard Training System and get basketball-specific workout plans, in-depth instructional videos and demonstrations, and a discussion board with Tyler! Click here to join Tyler Relph's Division 1 Guard Training System!
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#TipTuesday: Tyler Relph shares a drill for unleashing your most explosive dribble!

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If Tyler Relph was known for one thing, it'd probably be his insane ball-handling skills! This Tuesday, Tyler of Dr1ven Training is here to teach you how he and his NBA clients develop and maintain mad handles. Watch the video below to discover Tyler's two ball hard-pound drill: Here's a recap of Tyler's tips: Have a good base – We all know that improvement starts with a good base. For this drill, keep your elbows to the ground and your eyes and chest up. Additionally, standing with your legs apart creates balance and allows you to channel your ultimate power. Start low and work up – To get the full effect of Tyler's drill, move from your knees up to your shoulders. Begin by pounding the ball five times below the knees, then pound the ball five times at the waist, and finally, pound the ball at shoulder height. Know your level – In order to prevent injury while still benefiting from this drill, determine what skill-level you're at before beginning. If you're at an intermediate level, focus on ball control and maintaining a solid base. If you're at an elite level, work on pushing your upper body — pound the ball as hard as you can to get it back to your hands. Want some more tips from Tyler? If you liked the tips above, Tyler has more waiting for you in his Elite Ball Handling program! Join Tyler's program for $14.99 per month, and you'll receive a constant supply of ball-handling drills created by Tyler, detailed explanations and demonstrations, discussion boards with Tyler, and unlimited access to the group and its plans. Click here to join the Elite Ball Handling with NBA Skills Trainer Tyler Relph group! Video credit: Tyler Relph
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#MotivationMonday: What motivates YOU?

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For competitive athletes, finding and staying motivated can be challenging. But what about the men and women who train the basketball players, olympic weightlifters, runners, and other athletes?  While many athletes find motivation in their fans, motivation means something more for trainers. Not only do trainers have to motivate themselves to stay on top of the game and work alongside their clients, but they also have to find the motivation and encouragement that will keep their athletes charging toward success. Check out what NBA trainer Tyler Relph has to say about motivation: Where do trainers find their motivation? It's simple, really. For Tyler Relph and many other trainers, motivation comes from their clients. Tyler knows that guys like Amare Stoudemire and Victor Oladipo, both of whom Tyler trained, are phenomenal players, but they rely on their trainers to refine their skills and take them to the next level. With a responsibility like that one, Tyler has all the motivation he needs! Find your motivation with Tyler Relph! If you watched the video above, you're probably as blown away by Tyler's handles as we are! How does your ball-handling game compare? For those of you who are looking to step up your dribbling, shooting, guarding, or all-around basketball skills, Tyler Relph is here to help you develop the skills you've always dreamed about! In his Elite Ball Handling program, Tyler teaches you how to perform the same drills that his NBA clients use to consistantly improve their talent. Join the Elite Ball Handling with NBA Skills Trainer Tyler Relph group for $14.99 per month, and you'll receive 35 elite ball-handling drills created by Tyler and proven by his NBA clients. In addition, you will have access to detailed explanations and demonstrations of the drills, discussion boards with Tyler, a flexible schedule, and email reminders. Click here to join the Elite Ball Handling with NBA Skills Trainer Tyler Relph group! Video credit: tylerrelph10
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#WorkoutWednesday: Check out this full-body workout that you can do on the go!

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Today's #WorkoutWednesday is courtesy of Suzanne Digre from WorkoutNirvana! Suzanne believes that workouts should not only get the blood pumping and sweat flowing but that they should also be fun. The special ingredient in this week's workout is the great outdoors! Watch the video below for Suzanne's Full-Body Resistance Band Workout: For this workout, Suzanne suggests using a light resistance band. Suzanne also recommends doing this workout as a circuit: do 8-12 reps for each exercise without any break between reps or exercises. The great part about this workout is that you can do it anywhere! Resistance bands are small enough that you can easily slip them in your pocket, bag, or suitcase and be workout-ready anytime! Get more workouts from WorkoutNirvana! If you enjoyed Suzanne's Full-Body Resistance Band Workout, you can access more of her workouts by purchasing her customized strength training program! When you purchase her strength training program for $177 for three months, Suzanne provides you with a workout plan that is customized to your schedule, equipment, fitness level, and lifestyle. You will also receive direct, unlimited contact with Suzanne and bi-monthly check-ins for tracking your progress and setting new goals. Click here to join Suzanne's customized strength training program! Video credit: Suzanne Digre
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Feeling like your goals are impossible? We have the encouragement you need!

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Has anyone ever told you that you can't achieve your dream because you're too weak? How about too short? Too tall? Maybe even too strong? The possibilities are endless. But never believe the opinion of that person, even if it's yourself. Every day, athletes like Misty Copeland prove that your passions are worth fighting for, no matter your size, ability, gender, or race. Need some proof? Check out Misty's story in the video below: At age 13, Misty Copeland was told that she could not be a ballerina because she did not have the right body type for a ballerina. But her passion for the sport kept her fighting. Through hours of training, endless repetition, and determination that would shame us all, Misty became a ballerina, an athlete, and the first African-American woman to be awarded the role of principal dancer in the American Ballet Theatre. Her physical and mental strength amazes us as she breaks down barriers and reinvents what it means to be an athlete.  Ready to make your dreams reality? As any leading athlete will tell you, the first step to achieving your dreams is finding a knowledgeable, supportive trainer. If you're starting to fight for your dreams and need strength, confidence, and knowledge, Suzanne Digre can help! Although passionate about being strong and leading a healthy lifestyle, Suzanne had to battle an illness before she could reach her goals. Now, she is dedicated to helping women become strong, confident, and self-empowered! For $177 for three months, you can train with Suzanne. In her customized strength training program, you will receive workouts that are designed to fit your schedule, lifestyle, and fitness level, as well as direct contact with Suzanne and monthly check-ins. Click here to join Suzanne Digre's strength training program!  Video credit: Under Armour
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Take your hip thrusts to the next level with this variation from Suzanne Digre!

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In the video below, Suzanne Digre from WorkoutNirvana shares a tip for taking a basic hip thrust to the next level, eccentric style! Here's a recap of Suzanne's tips: Master the hip thrust first – Before jumping into the eccentric hip thrust, you should have the traditional hip thrust mastered. Having the proper foundation and knowledge is key to preventing injury and getting the most out of the eccentric hip thrust. Check out this video for instructions for mastering the hip thrust. Release slowly – After you thrust your hips up, contract your glutes tightly. Then count for 2-4 seconds while slowly lowering yourself down. Don't arch your back – As you lower yourself down, be careful not to arch your back. Arching your back puts too much stress on your hips, which can cause damage over time. Discover more tips from Suzanne Digre If you're a woman looking to build strength and confidence, Suzanne Digre is the trainer for you! As the founder of WorkoutNirvana, Suzanne is devoted to helping women own it in the weight room and beyond. For just $177 for three months, you can train with Suzanne! Her customized strength training programs are tailored to fit your schedule, equipment, lifestyle, and experience level. Suzanne also offers direct, unlimited contact if you have any questions or conerns and bi-monthly check-ups for tracking your progress, setting goals, and updating your workouts. Click here to join Suzanne's customized strength training program! Video credit: Suzanne Digre