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Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

World-renowned strength & conditioning coach Joe DeFranco shares his thoughts on training for peak performance, mindset, and living your passion. As the founder and owner of DeFranco’s Gym, he also provides the business knowledge that helped him turn a 500-square-foot storage closet into a global brand. Each week, Joe will educate, motivate and entertain his audience by answering their questions and/or conducting interviews with top athletes, fitness professionals, entrepreneurs, and other highly successful people.
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Nov 26, 2020
Joe kicks off this week's show with 3 great holiday gift ideas :) He then answers 3 listener questions. TOPICS INCLUDE: 5 Things Joe is Thankful For [plus a rant/tangent on "blaming others" & "the dangers of trying to control the uncontrollable"]; How To Build a Target Audience Online; "Functional Training" Advice for Non-Athletes/Washed-Up Meatheads...and More! For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
*To purchase DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements goto www.DeFrancosNutrition.com
*To purchase a Gift Card for a 60-minute online consultation w/ Joe D. email: ashley@defrancostraining.com
*To purchase a Gift Card for 12 weeks of online training email: calvin@defrancostraining.com
Nov 19, 2020
Joe starts this week's show with an update on his [censored?] Instagram account, this year's [lack of] new merch, and the status of next week's "DeFranco Family" Thanksgiving episode. He then answers 4 listener questions. TOPICS INCLUDE: 1) How to conquer fear; 2) Joe's thoughts on Triphasic Training [and how to incorporate it into a conjugate style program]; 3) A simple test to determine if you're overfat [even if you're not overweight]; 4) Can CrossFit "done properly" be used to build strength, speed & endurance for football and/or lacrosse?

*For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Nov 12, 2020
Joe DeFranco (shoulder surgery) & Kelly Starrett (knee surgery) discuss how they're both integrating S&C principles into their rehabilitation programs in order to optimize their body's ability to heal.

*For specific Show Notes & Timestamps from this episode go to: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
*To visit Kelly Starrett's website go to: www.TheReadyState.com

*To join the DeFranco Insider community go to: www.DeFrancoInsider.com

*To become CPPS-certified online go to: www.CPPSacademy.com
Nov 5, 2020
This week Joe is joined by his good friend, colleague & CPPS co-creator Jim "Smitty" Smith. Together they discuss 2 main topics: #1) Why All Reps Were NOT Created Equal #2) How Joe & Smitty "Navigated Through The Noise" To Create Their Own System of Training...and How YOU Can Too!

*For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode go to: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

*To become CPPS-certified online goto: www.CPPSacademy.com
Oct 29, 2020
Joe kicks off this week's show by explaining how/why he almost canceled today's episode! He then answers 2 questions on the following topics: #1) In-Season Training Advice for Athletes [including goals, common mistakes, exercise selection & sample templates] #2) Elbow-Friendly Arm Training Advice for Meatheads [including Joes' favorite joint-friendly bicep & tricep exercises, a forearm training "trick" that works like magic & more!]

*For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
*To purchase DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements goto: www.DeFrancosNutrition.com
*To become a Certified Football Preparation Specialist goto: www.CPPSacademy.com/football
Oct 22, 2020
Joe starts this week's show by sharing the highs & lows of his shoulder recovery thus far. He then answers 3 main questions. TOPICS INCLUDE: 1) How to determine the best program for YOU 2) Is it better to initiate a barbell back squat with a "hip break" or "knee break"? 3) Can soccer players benefit from a "Westside/Conjugate" model of programming?
 
*For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode go to: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
*To get CPPS-certified online go to: www.CPPSacademy.com [Use coupon code "trick20" to save 20%!]
 
Oct 15, 2020
After having major shoulder surgery just 5 days ago, Joe returns to the podcast to provide a recap of his experience and an inside look at his post-op recovery protocol! Specific topics of discussion include: How/Why Joe's surgery almost didn't happen!; What his surgery (specifically) consisted of; The 3 categories of supplements Joe is taking post-surgery; The 2 peptides Joe will be using for the next 6-8 weeks; The specifics of Joe's first 6 weeks of Physical Therapy & training; The main reason(s) Joe's recovery is already 5 weeks ahead of schedule...and Much MORE!

*For Show Notes, Timestamps & Specific Links from this episode go to: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Oct 8, 2020
The "MobilityMaker" is back!! This week Dana Santas makes her second podcast appearance in just 4 weeks! (This marks the fastest turnaround of any repeat guest in Industrial Strength Show history... Congrats, Dana :)) Highlights from this conversation include: Dana's involvement with this year's Stanley Cup Champs; The importance of integrating breathing and mobility into "strength & conditioning"; The relationship between strength coach & athletic trainer; The TRUTH about leg length discrepancies [What does it REALLY mean when your doctor tells you that "one leg is shorter than the other"]; How to incorporate breathwork into your everyday life; The role breathing plays in our ability to rotate; How breathing affects our gait cycle; What causes "side stitches" and how can we prevent them from recurring; Dana gives Joe some pre & post-surgery advice... Plus lots more!

*For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Oct 1, 2020
Joe kicks off this week's show by announcing the winners of his iTunes Review Contest & this month's "MuscleUpOctober" Supplement Sale! He then answers 6 new questions. Topics include: Joe's thoughts on the Israel Adesanya steroid accusations; Another simple, high-protein snack recommendation; Pro Tip for loading & unloading 45lb plates onto a sled [without the risk of pinching or crushing your fingers]; Personal Trainer Swag - Joe's goto brands for looking "neat & professional" at the gym; How to program tire flips for strength, power, hypertrophy, and conditioning; Joe's post-op supplement stack revealed...and More!

*For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

*To purchase DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements goto: www.DeFrancosNutrition.com
 
Sep 24, 2020
After a brief introduction (which includes a new iTunes Review Contest Announcement), Joe discusses 3 main training topics: #1) Why he hates the way most personal trainers & Phys. Ed. teachers program planks [and what they could do better]  #2) What "constant progress" looks like in the REAL WORLD [Hint: It's NOT perfectly "linear"]  #3) The type of "cardio" Joe is currently prioritizing in his own training [for the first time in his life]... and More!

*For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this podcast goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Sep 17, 2020
Joe starts this week's show with a 20-minute "off-topic" discussion that includes feedback from last week's show, first day of "virtual schooling" problems, surgery update, future speaking engagements, and his first-ever NETFLIX RECOMMENDATION!? He then covers two main training topics: #1) 1/4 Squats vs Full Squats - Which is better for increasing vertical jump height? #2) Should you brace your core when sprinting? [What core exercises have the highest carryover to your speed?]

*For Timestamps & Important Links from this episode goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
Sep 10, 2020
This week Joe welcomes Dana Santas, aka, "Mobility Maker" to the Industrial Strength Show. Dana is a breathing, mobility, and mind-body coach to 45+ pro teams and hundreds of pro athletes in MLB, NHL, NFL, NBA, PGA & WWE. She is also a best-selling author, inventor, and international presenter on ways to breathe, move and feel better for performance enhancement and healthier, happier living. Highlights from Joe's conversation with Dana include: How Dana originally got her "foot in the door" working with professional sports organizations & pro athletes; Why does Dana hate the word "flexibility"; Why breathing should be categorized as a "fundamental movement pattern"; Dana explains her "breathing bridge"; Why "belly breathing" is bullsh*t; How breathing affects shoulder, hip (and overall) mobility; Benefits of the "5-7-3" breathing format...and Much MORE!

*For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this podcast go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

**To sign up for Dana's "Breathe Better 101" online course CLICK HERE [Use discount code "defranco" to get $20 OFF the course!]
Sep 3, 2020
Joe kicks off this week's show with 2 special offers for his audience: Offers include this month's sale on DeFranco-brand supplements & special discount pricing on the DRUM [percussive massage gun]. He then covers 2 main topics: #1) Joe's favorite techniques/hacks for when you need to display supra-maximal levels of strength NOW #2) Workouts/techniques that "contradict logic", but still GET THE JOB DONE!

*For Show Notes & Timestamps visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
*To purchase DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements visit: www.DeFrancosNutrition.com
Aug 27, 2020
Joe kicks off this week's show by sharing the "new twist" he's added to his morning walks... He then recognizes 2 members of the Industrial Strength Universe before starting this week's Q&A. Specific topics of discussion include: How concerned should we be with knee valgus, aka, "knees collapsing in" when training and/or playing sports; Are percussion "massage guns" beneficial or a waste of money; Does Joe use any other post-workout breathing techniques (besides box breathing) & what is the "minimal effective dose" to elicit a relaxation response? 

*For Show Notes & Timestamps goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
*To get the new STRONG BASTARD Program goto: www.StrongBastard911.com/forever
Aug 20, 2020
This week Joe & Jim "Smitty" Smith answer questions relating to TRAINING LONGEVITY. Specific topics include: How to implement "intra-workout resets" & "fillers" into your program (and why are they beneficial); The Top 3 things you can do (training-wise) in your 20's to prevent aches, pains and problems later in life; Low-risk, high-reward conditioning recommendations for lifters over 50; Joe's "Mount Rushmore" of stretches for relieving low back pain/tightness; How to brace properly when performing loaded carries; The biggest difference(s) between the original "Strong Bastard" program and the NEW "Strong Bastard 2.0" program...and Much MORE!

*For Show Notes & Timestamps goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
*To purchase "SB911-Forever Strong" goto: www.StrongBastard911.com/forever
Aug 13, 2020
Joe opens this week's show by providing an update on his 102-year-old grandmother's health. He then begins Part 2 of the Q&A he started last week. This week's portion of the Q&A consists of a deep dive on the following two questions/topics: #1) What are the reasons/advantages of incorporating BACKWARD Sled Drags into your program versus FORWARD Sled Drags? #2) What's the simplest and most effective way to organize your training (strength, cardio, mobility) when you're stressed out, beat up & low on time/patience?
*For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
*To join the DeFranco Insider visit www.DeFrancoInsider.com
Aug 7, 2020
On this week's show, Joe recaps a crazy 48 hours in New Jersey [including tropical storms, power outages, carbon monoxide scares, doctor appointments, and more!] He then begins Part 1 of a 2-Part Q&A. Topics include: Boosting your immune system during a heavy strength training cycle; Is it possible to gain muscle naturally in your 40', 50's & 60's; Joe's all-time favorite gym machines; How much can be accomplished with a client who can only train with you once a week; Update on Triple H & Stephanie McMahon's current/new training split; Posture fix for tall people...and Much MORE!

*For Timestamps & Important Links from this show goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jul 30, 2020
Today's show starts off with a 24-minute introductory talk where Joe shares some details from last week's DeFranco Family vacation, along with his most recent MRI! He then announces the upcoming "MuscleUpAugust" supplement sale before starting the show. The podcast begins with BREAKING NEWS [Joe's MRI results were emailed to him as he was recording the show intro] - so Joe decides to "call an audible" and read/react to his MRI results live on the podcast, instead of doing a Q&A. After reacting to his MRI report, Joe shifts his focus back to the audience and reveals the 3 simplest things THEY can do to avoid shoulder pain/dysfunction/surgery as they get older.

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
To purchase DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements goto: www.DeFrancosNutrition.com
Jul 23, 2020
This week Joe is joined by superhero/celebrity trainer, gym owner, and Muscle & Fitness cover model - Don Saladino! Highlights from their conversation include: How Don got started in personal training; The importance of "getting reps"/grinding during your early years [in personal training]; The process involved in preparing a Hollywood actor/actress for a movie roll; Don's go-to training split for hypertrophy; Don's personal training "formula for success"; How often does Don cancel or change a workout "on the fly"; How long will Don stick with a successful program before switching to another program; The importance of humility and recognizing those who helped/supported you along the way; How is Don managing [business-wise] during COVID-19; Don's best business/training/life advice...and much, Much MORE!
 
*For Show Notes & Timestamps goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
*To get CPPS-certified online goto: www.CPPSacademy.com
 
Jul 16, 2020
This week's episode is all about the "power" of med ball training! Joe spends the first half of the show clearing up the confusion surrounding the topic and explaining WHY, WHEN & HOW to incorporate med ball throws into your program! The second half of the show is dedicated to a specific Med Ball Q&A. Topics covered include: Joe's Top 5 med ball throw variations; How to progress your med ball training; Are med ball slams overrated; How to incorporate med ball throws into the SB911 program; Elite med ball throw numbers for washed-up meatheads to shoot for; How many days per week should athletes incorporate med ball throws into their workouts; Best med ball throw variations for boxers; Most common med ball training mistakes...and much more!

*For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

*To get CPPS-certified ONLINE goto www.CPPSacademy.com
Jul 9, 2020
Joe kicks off this week's show by announcing the winners of his latest iTunes Review Contest...and he also provides some insight on the not-so-fun week he's having. After the introductory talk, Joe answers 4 listener questions. Topics include: Joe's favorite caffeine-free pre-workout supplements; The 3 most important genetic factors affecting an athlete's sprinting speed; Is it possible to build muscle by lifting light weights EXCLUSIVELY; Is bench pressing with a big arch beneficial (for healthy non-powerlifters) if the goal is to get bigger and stronger?
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
To become CPPS-certified online goto: www.CPPSacademy.com
Jul 2, 2020
This week Joe invites one of his OG clients (Shemayne Williams) onto the podcast to share her story and prove to the Industrial Strength Universe that it's NEVER TOO LATE to LIVE YOUR PASSION!
 
*For Show Notes & Timestamps visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
*To purchase DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements visit: www.DeFrancosNutrition.com
 
Jun 25, 2020
Joe kicks off this week's show by thanking the audience for all the Birthday & Father's Day wishes. He follows that up with some important announcements and then starts the show. Topics covered this week include: 1) Why do we tend to have strong hunger urges on NON-training days? 2) What is the best type of cardio for strength athletes? 3) Joe's list of prerequisite exercises that should be mastered before learning the Power Clean 4) Joe's favorite 3 ingredient muscle-building recipes...and More!

RELATED LINKS MENTIONED ON TODAY'S SHOW: IndustrialStrengthShow.comAMPED 3.0CPPS ACADEMY, DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements
Jun 18, 2020
This week Joe celebrates Father's Day & his 45th Birthday by sharing his TOP 5 LIFE LESSONS. The final 30 minutes of the show is dedicated to Q&A. Topics include: Joe's physical/work/family goals for this year; Metal Plates vs Rubber/Bumper Plates; New Program Announcement; Corner Cuttin' Bastards vs Cat Sh*t Deadlifters; Advice for a washed-up meathead who isn't hitting PR's like he used to; Joe's biggest speed training success story; Should small/private gyms be "reclassified" [so they're not grouped with the big box/commercial gyms]...and More!
 
*For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode go to: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jun 11, 2020
This week Joe is joined by Jonathan Goodman - founder of the Personal Trainer Development Center and Online Trainer Academy Certification. Jonathan has authored 11 books and lived in 10 different countries. He's also the host of the Online Trainer Show (available on iTunes, Spotify & YouTube). Highlights from Joe & Jon's conversation include: Why Jonathan feels the fitness industry was "broken" long before COVID-19; The point at which Jon realized personal training was NOT a viable career option; Why Jon is optimistic about the fitness industry POST COVID-19; Entrepreneurship vs Intrapreneurship; Focussing on ONE THING vs Being really good at one thing & "good enough" at a few other skills; The 4 most important skills needed to be successful in ANY business; The one aspect of the personal training business that Joe feels most trainers suck at; Finding your "1% uniqueness"; The #1 area that Jon feels most personal trainers need to get better at; Separating yourself from the pack in the fitness industry; The similarities between "designing an effective training program" & "growing a successful business"...plus much More!
 
*For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
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