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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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Jun 30, 2022
Joe kicks off this week's show with 2 important announcements and today's winning iTunes review. He then dives straight into three listener questions (before having to abruptly end the show to take Ashley out to dinner for their 9-Year Anniversary :) Q&A TOPICS INCLUDE: Strength training exercises that help you run faster; How to set your child up for athletic success [4-Phase approach]; Joe's 2 favorite "sneaky tricks" to prevent overeating. *For a full list of Show Notes + Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
Jun 23, 2022
Joe kicks off this week's podcast by thanking his audience for all their Birthday wishes, giving away some free merch & reviewing the TANK™ M4 by Torque Fitness. He then answers 3 listener questions. TOPICS INCLUDE: 1) Has Joe changed anything [training-wise] after last week's conversation w/ David Weck? 2) The difference between "warming up" vs "priming" 3) The 3 most overvalued aspects of training...and MORE! *For a full list of Show Notes + Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jun 16, 2022
This week's episode features David Weck - a polarizing inventor who specializes in the study of human movement & locomotion. Dave is responsible for the creation of the BOSU Ball, along with other products including the RMT Club, SoleSteps & ProPulse Speed Trainers. On today's episode you will hear Dave speak on the following topics: Why Dave used to "call out" Mike Boyle, Eric Cressey & Joe DeFranco; Does Dave still have an issue with Joe; Does it bother Dave when trainers & coaches bash the BOSU Ball?; The PROPER use of the BOSU Ball; How/Why Dave invented the BOSU Ball; The benefits of "head-over-foot" sprint technique; Dave's views on "anti-rotation" core strengthening exercises; How do the ProPulse Speed Trainers actually work; How walking "head-over-foot" can/will reduce low back pain; The biggest commonality between Dave & Joe's training; The value of heavy sled work; How we can advance the fitness industry...and MORE! *For a full list of Show Notes + Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
Jun 9, 2022
On today's episode, Joe reads another iTunes review (and gives away more free merch!), then covers 3 main topics: #1) The "Power" of Programming Sled Relay Races (and using Time-Motion Analysis to Design Effective Workouts) #2)  Revisiting the Post-Workout Shake - Is the "Anabolic Window" Legit or Outdated Bro Science? #3) Fixing Tight/Tender Adductors. *For a full list of Show Notes + Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jun 3, 2022
This week MindPump co-host Justin Andrews joins the show to discuss why he decided to "go back to his roots" and coach high school football. Highlights from this conversation  include: The biggest differences (and similarities) between working with high school kids vs general pop/adult clients; The main areas Justin focussed on [once he took over the role of head S&C coach]; How Justin got his kids to "buy in" without sacrificing the integrity of his program; Balancing "needs" vs "wants" in a program; Justin's GO-TO "low-risk/high-reward" movements; Programming sprints, jumps & med ball throws; How Justin structures his warm-ups; The differences in personalities & social interactions with kids today vs when Justin & Joe were in high school...and Much MORE! *For a full list of Show Notes + Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
May 26, 2022
Joe kicks off today's show with some exciting news regarding June's 'podcast guest lineup', this week's winning iTunes review & the new/special prize that the winner will be receiving! He then answers 4 listener questions. TOPICS INCLUDE: 1) Is thoracic rounding dangerous or beneficial when deadlifting? 2) Can our body absorb more than 30 grams of protein per meal? 3) Is our "nighttime routine" more important than our "morning routine"? 4) The Ultimate Two-Exercise Warm-up for Busy and/or Lazy Bastards! *For a full list of Show Notes + Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
May 19, 2022
This week Joe helps settle a debate among two friends who are curious to know if [naturally born] unathletic people can become "great athletes". During this portion of the show Joe discusses: The role genetics play in our athleticism; Can unathletic people become great athletes; The difference between being an "athletic freak" versus being a "great athlete"; The 2 biggest factors that enable an unathletic person to excel [at the highest level] on the athletic field...and More. During the second half of the show Joe shares his favorite strength & mobility drills - along with some technical sprint advice - for preventing hamstring pulls. *For a full list of Show Notes + Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
May 12, 2022
This week Joe goes into the show THINKING he's going to record a shorter "mini" podcast, but ends up talking for over 80 minutes.. (Is anyone surprised? LOL.) Topics covered during today's Q&A include: Training for "High Performance" vs Training for "Longevity"; Caffeine dosage recommendations / Using caffeine as an ergogenic aid; Joe's thoughts on DK Metcalf's diet (which consists of 1 meal per day and 3-4 bags of candy). *For a full list of Show Notes w/ Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
May 5, 2022
Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone! We have a PACKED show for you guys today! Today's episode is basically broken into 3 parts. 1) INTRO: During this portion of the show Joe reads 2 winning iTunes reviews, discusses the "shopping cart state of emergency" and reveals a future Industrial Strength Show guest [that you will not believe!!] 2) Joe shares his Top 3 muscle-building, mouth-watering overnight oats recipes 3) Joe provides an 8wk sprint progression for a washed-up meathead looking to improve his 40-yard dash time [without getting injured]. *For a full list of Show Notes w/ Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
Apr 28, 2022
After a few "false starts" to this week's show recording, Joe FINALLY gets on the mic to answer your questions! He begins this week's episode by sharing a not-so-funny "new car/mall story" before beginning the Q&A. TOPICS INCLUDE: 1) Joe's thoughts on "Liver King" 2) Should taking prescription meds be avoided at all costs? 3) Joe's experience teaching 'Knees Over Toes' Squats vs 'Vertical Shin' Squats. *For a full list of Show Notes w/ Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Apr 21, 2022
This week Joe brings back his wildly popular "Overrated/Underrated segment"! TOPICS INCLUDE:
  1. Putting the liquid in the shaker BEFORE protein powder
  2. Casein protein before bed
  3. Trap 3 Raise
  4. Decline Bench Press
  5. Squats for building speed
  6. "Zone 2" Cardio
  7. Tabata Intervals
  8. BMI (Body Mass Index)
  9. Magic Spoon cereal
  10. Training multiple times per day
  11. Torque Fitness "Tank Sleds"
  12. Agility/C.O.D Training
  13. 1 RM's / Maxing Out
  14. Nootropics
  15. Saying "Thank You"
Apr 14, 2022
On this week's show Joe lists 9 popular exercises that he's never included in any of his programs. Joe also provides exercise alternatives for each of the "sucky" exercises listed :)  Will you agree with Joe's list or disagree? Listen in and find out!! *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Apr 7, 2022
This week Brett Bartholomew makes his Industrial Strength Show debut! Brett is not only one of the top performance coaches in the world - he's also the author of the best-selling book "Conscious Coaching: The Art and Science of Building Buy-In" as well as a highly sought after keynote speaker & consultant. Brett works with members of the United States Special Forces, Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, and universities to help develop more effective leaders and improve interactions and communication. This week's episode focuses on coaching/interpersonal skills [as opposed to the technical aspects of strength and conditioning]. Highlights from Joe's conversation w/ Brett include: How "poor communication" nearly cost Brett his life; How to "train" to become a better communicator; Learning to speak your clients language, aka, "social agility"; What it takes to become a great leader; Can you be a great coach without having played the sport you're coaching?; Why Brett shows his athletes performing "bad reps" on social media...and so much More! *For a full list of Show Notes + Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
 
Mar 31, 2022
This week Joe pays tribute to Louie Simmons by sharing the Top 10 things he learned from him (and his books, articles, VHS tapes) during the past 25+ years. This podcast will give you a better understanding of just how impactful Louie has been on DeFranco’s Gym and Joe’s programming. As a special BONUS - at the end of the show - Joe shares his notes from his first-ever phone conversation with Louie back in 1999! *For a full list of Show Notes + Timestamps goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
 
Mar 24, 2022
This week Joe welcomes Lee Boyce to the Industrial Strength Show. Lee is a world-class trainer, speaker & teacher. He is also one of the most prolific writers in the fitness industry today. Lee has produced over 1200 published articles for just about every major fitness publication and online resource imaginable! On today's episode, Lee shares his thoughts on a wide variety of topics including: How your body type affects your training; Modifying the barbell bench, squat & deadlift for tall lifters; The importance of "diversifying" your training [as a trainer]; Actionable advice for "hardgainers"; How often should you train to failure; Most efficient way to organize a "body part split" program; The "big 3" websites that had the biggest influence on Lee early in his career...and Much MORE! *For a full list of Show Notes w/ Timestamps visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Mar 17, 2022
This week's show is a Q&A where Joe answers 3 listener questions. Specific Topics include: 1) Proper Exercise Sequencing for Joint Longevity & Hypertrophy 2) Things That Joe is Currently Doing In The Gym That His Former Self Would Slap Him For 3) Highly Effective Tips for Lowering High Blood Pressure... and More! *For a full list of Show Notes with Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
Mar 10, 2022
This week Joe welcomes back Ben Bruno for his second Industrial Strength Show appearance. Ben is a Los Angeles-based trainer who works with an extremely wide range of clients including: NBA players, actors, musicians, models, his mom, and more. (Ben's last appearance on the show was the most downloaded episode of 2020.) Specific topics of discussion from THIS episode include: Why Ben considers himself a "generalist" [as opposed to a "specialist"]; The 3 questions Ben asks all his new clients; Balancing what his clients WANT versus what they NEED; Programming for the "general pop" vs competitive athletes; Ben & Joe share stories/nuances regarding "Upper/Lower" & "Lower/Upper" training splits; Why Ben prefers Full Body workouts with his pro athlete clients but Joe prefers an Upper/Lower split; How Ben & Joe [currently] approach their continuing education; How Ben comes up with workouts for his "sporadic" clients; How Ben charges his clients; The benefits (and drawbacks) of training clients in a small 15x12 garage; Ben describes his ideal client; How/Why Ben has fired clients; Examples of bad questions young trainers ask Ben...and much Much MORE!
*For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Mar 3, 2022
This week Joe is joined by the NY Giants Director of Strength & Performance - Craig Fitzgerald. Highlights from this conversation include: The difference between working with pro athletes vs college athletes; Coaching [Industrial Strength Show alum’s] Brian Cushing & Sean Hayes;  Relationship building; Fitz’s philosophy on coaching freak athletes [“Do no harm” vs treating them like everyone else]; Freak athlete stories; The most important characteristic(s) needed to become a successful coach…and More! *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrtialStrengthShow.com
 
Feb 24, 2022
Joe kicks off this week's show by thanking the audience for all their love and support [after hearing the news about Joe's dad] on last week's show. He then reads this week's winning iTunes review before answering listener questions. Q&A TOPICS INCLUDE: 1) How Joe could have avoided the ONE hamstring pull that occurred [while preparing an athlete for the NFL Combine] over 20 years ago 2) How to grow your business on YOUR terms 3) How many days a week does Joe recommend taking COMPLETELY OFF? 4) Joe's favorite low-calorie foods that actually taste good and "fill you up" 5) How to reverse pain & immobility caused by long periods of sitting or texting [6 Simple Moves]. *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Feb 17, 2022
This week's show starts with some unfortunate news [regarding Joe's dad], but there is also a very important/positive lesson to be learned from the news. This leads into a discussion about personal trainers/coaches and 3 things that [most of them] DON'T do, but SHOULD! *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps from this episode visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Feb 10, 2022
This week Joe is joined by the world's foremost expert in rehabilitating spine injuries and healing back pain - Dr. Stuart McGill. They discuss a variety of topics including: Dr. McGill's [actual] stance on "flexing the spine"; Atlas Stone lifting technique [and the loads it places on the spine]; Is direct ab/core training necessary?; Best movements for developing 'high performance' core strength; The 3 exercises that injure the most people [and ultimately bring them to Dr. McGill's clinic]; Has there been any "new findings" in back health over the last 3-5 years?; The top characteristics of the world's highest achievers; Simple/everyday actions for improving low back health...and Much ΩMORE! *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
Feb 3, 2022
This week Joe helps a soon-to-be former college athlete who wants to continue training like an athlete, but WITHOUT the "aches & pains". Specific Topics covered include: Identifying the main physical attributes that most athletes need; The "longevity-based approach" to developing Speed & Power, Maximal Strength, Muscular Hypertrophy and Endurance; "Quick Fixes" for Low Back Pain, Knee Pain & Shoulder Pain; The importance of getting/staying lean; Prioritizing recovery/"soft work"...and Much MORE! *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps from this episode visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jan 27, 2022
Today's show starts with a [random] rant regarding the Industrial Strength Show's "BS" iTunes ranking... Joe then reads this week's winning iTunes review, gives away a 4-month supply of DeFranco's Vitamin D 5000, and thanks the audience for their incredible support regarding the launch of his new #RebuiltProgram. Joe then reads an email from a listener which prompts today's main show topic: How To Optimize Hormone Levels [Without HRT] As We Age. Joe reveals [what he feels are] the "Big 6" hormones that affect our body composition, mood & overall well-being...and what we can do to slow their "natural decline". *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps from this episode visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jan 20, 2022
Joe kicks off this week's show with BIG NEWS - ReBuilt 2.0 is finally live and ready to change the bodies/lives of lifters worldwide! After sharing some details surrounding the launch of ReBuilt 2.0, Joe reads this week's winning iTunes review, gives away a 4-month supply of vitamin D, then gets into today's main show topics. This includes: 1) How/Why Joe ditched the straight bar for 12+ weeks and never looked or FELT better. 2) "The Making of ReBuilt 2.0" - Joe explains the unique design and features of his new program. *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps from this week's podcast visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
Jan 13, 2022
Joe kicks off this week's show by giving away a 4-month supply of DeFranco's Vitamin D & announcing the official ReBuilt 2.0 launch date! He then shares his thoughts on the following 3 training topics: How/When MAINTENANCE can be considered massive PROGRESS [in your training]; The "Hidden Secret" to Fat Loss; The TRUTH About Exercise Variety...and More! *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
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