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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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Sep 19, 2019
This week Joe is joined by UFC Fighter and fellow "Jersey Boy" Mickey Gall. Highlights from this INFOTAINMENT-PACKED show include: Crazy bar & bum fight stories; The biggest "difference-makers" in Mickey's training (since he began working w/ Joe); What is Mickey's mindset when he "makes the walk" to the octagon before a UFC fight; The exercise(s) that Mickey HATES doing but LOVES the results; Best pizza in NJ revealed...and Lots MORE!

*For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Sep 12, 2019
This week Dr. Johanan Rand makes his 3rd appearance on the Industrial Strength Show. He uses this appearance to share new research regarding "NAD" (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) - an exciting new anti-aging breakthrough! During this episode you will learn: What exactly is "NAD"; What does NAD do inside our body; How long has NAD supplementation been around; Can you test your NAD levels; The amazing benefits of boosting your NAD levels; Using NAD to overcome alcoholism and opiate addiction; What's the best way to supplement NAD; Can we naturally boost our NAD levels (via lifestyle, eating specific foods, etc); Is NAD legitimately an "anti-aging miracle"...and Much MORE!

For Show Notes, Timestamps and Important Links from this week's show goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Sep 5, 2019
This week Joe is joined by his good friend & business partner - Jim "Smitty" Smith. The show begins with some back and forth banter regarding Joe's new sleep schedule, parenting dilemmas, and more. After about 20 minutes of "life talk" they get down to business and start this week's Q&A! Specific topics include: How do Joe & Smitty come up with such innovative exercises; One of the most overlooked and underrated ways to vary/progress an exercise; Do they Like, Love or Hate the Kettlebell Swing for clients and athletes; Joe and Smitty's contrasting views on the Turkish Get-Up; The best way to program the Farmer's Walk into your training; What does it take to tear 2 decks of cards; How to build a client base when you're a Personal Trainer just getting started; HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT regarding the CPPS certification...and Lots MORE!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
To learn more about the new CPPS "Master's Program" visit www.CPPScoaches.com/masters
Aug 29, 2019
This week Joe continues the Q&A he started last week, answering 5 new questions on the following topics: The many benefits of sprinting/training in sand (Follow-up from last week's featured topic); How often should trainers program field/skill-based work for their athletes; Can doing pull-ups & push-ups every morning and evening negatively affect posture; What muscles/movements are essential for keeping the knees stable after ACL reconstruction; How can coaches differentiate strength-speed & speed-strength if they don't have access to a tendo unit...and More!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Aug 22, 2019
On this week's episode Joe answers the following questions: 1) Where do you see the fitness industry going in 10 years? 2) How to look cool in the gym? 3) Mark Rippetoe or Louie Simmons vs Joe D. [Who's training style is the best?] 4) Workout recommendations for busy dads 5) Any new thoughts on food sensitivity tests? 6) What's the most underrated trait of a great coach? 7) How do you navigate through the mental aspects of dealing w/ your personal injuries? 8) What form of marketing helped put you over the top when you first started out? 9) Should trainers have a set assessment for new clients? If so, what exercises? 10) Why do new clients need to master bodyweight squats before adding weight? 11) What's your opinion on sprinting in the sand? 12) Day after football game routine for recovery 13) Any tips for a S&C coach starting a podcast on sports & fitness?
*For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com *To register for September's CPPS Certification Course at the WWE Performance Center goto www.CPPScoaches.com/schedule
Aug 15, 2019
This week Joe is joined by the owner of GameChanger Strength & Performance in Springfield, NJ - Joe Meglio. Highlights from their conversation include: Joe's back story (how/why did he get into the gym/training business); The biggest mistakes Joe made during his first year in business; How Joe "worked on himself" to become a better leader; The 5 Core Values at GameChanger Strength & Performance; Joe's Top Principles of running a successful gym/business; What makes GameChanger unique compared to all the other gyms in NJ? What specific strategies enable them to STAND OUT in a very crowded market?; How did Joe come up with the idea for www.NJFitPros.com...and Much MORE!
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For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
*JOIN US in Orlando, FL at the WWE Performance Center & BECOME CPPS-CERTIFIED: www.CPPScoaches.com/schedule
Aug 8, 2019
Joe kicks off the show by introducing this week's sponsor, then he shares some fun stories from the amazing time he and Ashley had at Triple H's 50th Birthday party. After the show intro, Joe answers 2 training questions: The first question is from a listener who's confused about the theory of "muscle confusion" :)) He wants to know if it's better to constantly "switch things up" or will too much variety hinder his progress? The second question comes from an advanced lifter who's going on a 2-week business trip and wants to "get a sick pump" each day...but the problem is he only has 20-30 minutes and ZERO access to weights or equipment. (Joe ends up creating a solution to the problem by turning 3 ordinary bodyweight movements into 3 extraordinary, pump-producing muscle-builders!) You definitely don't want to miss this episode!

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Aug 1, 2019
This week Joe sits down w/ Cameron Josse and the Head Performance Coach of XFL's Seattle team - Chad Dennis. Highlights from their conversation include: The difference between the "sport science" and "strength & conditioning" staff at the professional level; How to effectively use GPS data to improve training/programming; If Chad could use only 1 piece of technology to improve health/performance what would it be; The power of communication; The link between health & performance; The importance of "speaking your clients language"; Chad's [unusual] training philosophy; The bare essentials that every weight room needs; One of the biggest mistakes young gym owners make when equipping their gym; The greatest thing that Cameron has learned from working with Joe; The importance of context; Chad's new role as Head Performance Coach of the XFL's Seattle team...and much more!

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
Jul 25, 2019
This week Joe sits down and talks shop with JL Holdsworth. JL is a former world-class powerlifter and current owner of The Spot Athletics - a performance facility with 2 locations in Columbus, OH. JL is also the co-founder of the RPR (Reflexive Performance Reset) system. Highlights from this thought-provoking conversation include: JL's gym/business philosophy; How/Why your "physiology" dictates your thoughts, words & actions; What is RPR; JL's definition of "activation"; JL's theory on why Kevin Durant tore his Achilles tendon; Defining the "flow state"; The sympathetic & parasympathetic nervous system "debate" (survival vs performance); Potentiation vs neurological firing sequence...and much, Much MORE!

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jul 18, 2019
This week's episode is recorded from The Grove Resort & Spa in Orlando, Florida. Joe kicks off the show by giving the audience an update on his family vacation, then he gets into the training/nutrition talk. The first half of the show is dedicated to VACATION TRAINING. Joe talks about how his "vacation training philosophy" has changed over the years, how he deals with bad hotel gyms and how YOU should approach your vacation/hotel workouts for maximum (longterm) gains. During the second half of the show Joe discusses MEAL FREQUENCY and its affect on fat loss. Is there really a difference between eating 1-2 meals a day versus 4-5 meals a day (if calories remain the same)? Joe provides his thoughts and experiences...and shares his new "system" of eating - which has been way more conducive to his lifestyle and "fat kid" mentality :)
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jul 11, 2019
This week's show gets off to a rough start as Joe shares his recent cell phone (Sprint) problems with Cameron. This leads to a brief discussion about customer service, giving 100% at work...and pumping your own gas?!? After Joe's rant is out of the way, he and Cam get down to business! Together, they discuss how they can improve the out-dated, flawed football conditioning tests that have been around throughout their lifetime, i.e., half-gassers, 16 110's and the 300-yard shuttle. During this episode, you will get to be a "fly on the wall" as Joe & Cam discuss the latest research, time-motion analysis and their personal experiences training thousands of football players. By the end of the show they create new, easy-to-apply, position-specific football conditioning tests that coaches and trainers around the world can now implement!!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jul 4, 2019
In this very random "Independence Day edition" of the podcast Joe reads an emotional iTunes review, shares a personal story about a potential career change/opportunity, reveals [what he feels] is the most neglected muscle in the human body (then explains why & how he's currently prioritizing this muscle in his training)...plus BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS regarding DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements & the next CPPS course at the WWE Performance Center!!

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
To register for a CPPS course goto: www.cppscoaches.com/schedule
To purchase DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements goto: www.DeFrancosNutrition.com
Jun 27, 2019
This week Joe is joined by one of the brightest minds in the fitness industry - Dr. Jordan Shallow. Jordan doesn't only "talk the talk" (he's a chiropractor and biomechanics savant) but, he also "walks the walk" (with a 727lb squat & 755lb deadlift).

Highlights from this episode include: Jordan's original career trajectory; Getting "buy in" from your clients and peers; Jordan's "Go To" assessments for new clients; The difference between strength and stability; The difference between mobility and flexibility; Muscle integration vs muscle isolation; Programming (and loading) unilateral exercises; Structuring an effective workout/warm-up; Optimization vs Adaptation; "Drones" vs "Mavericks" in the fitness industry; What is 'Pre-Script'...and much, Much MORE!

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jun 20, 2019
This week Joe celebrates his 44th birthday, shares his thoughts on work-life "balance", and reads an email that wasn't meant to be read publicly!

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Jun 13, 2019
This week Joe focusses his attention on 2 main topics. He uses the majority of the show to detail how it's possible to improve an athlete's strength & power (without having them gain any weight). He concludes his in-depth answer to the 1st question by sharing his favorite/proven strength template for "weight class" athletes. For the 2nd topic, Joe gives his "bilateral:unilateral programming ratio", plus the best way to pair specific bilateral & unilateral exercises. This episode is PACKED with useful takeaway's for any strength coach, personal trainer or fitness fanatic!

For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jun 6, 2019
This week Joe is joined by CPPS Co-Founder Jim "Smitty" Smith & CPPS instructor Brian Oberther. Together, they continue the Instagram Q&A that Joe started last week. Highlights of this episode include: How/Why Joe & Smitty created the DeFranco Insider; Advice for trainers who work at commercial gyms, yet don't agree with the gym's training philosophy; Home equipment recommendations to replace a lat pulldown/cable unit; Smitty's favorite strength challenges; The most important factor when trying to lose fat; Progressive overload methods for older lifters; How to become a coach of VALUE; Developing strength in "less than ideal" ranges of motion; How to incorporate the Slingshot into the SB911 program; How to do 100 push-ups in a row; The difference between pushing a sled/prowler with straight arms vs bent arms; Bad dad jokes...and Much MORE!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
May 30, 2019
This week Joe performs a massive Q&A (answering 15+ questions!) Topics covered include: Joe's thoughts on CrossFit deleting their Facebook & IG pages; Best business advice Joe's ever received; Does Triple H's lack of sleep affect his ability to recover; Joe's favorite "functional" bodyweight movements; Go-To exercises for grapplers; Joe's favorite ice cream flavor...and song(s); Should general pop clients train for power; The Fix for Golfer's Elbow; How to effectively train for both power & aerobic endurance simultaneously; Should pregnant women continue to train throughout their pregnancy; Best way to bring up a lagging body part; Training after having a newborn baby/babies; How do you land famous clients; How long does it take to improve an athlete's 40 or 60-yard-dash time; Similarities & differences between training general pop clients & athletes; The most influential "non-fitness" people in Joe's life; Organizing a summer football S&C program if kids have to train Monday through Thursday (with Friday, Saturday & Sunday off)....and MORE!
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May 23, 2019
This week Joe covers 3 main topics: Proper Execution & Programming of Box Jumps (including set, rep & volume recommendations); Joe's Favorite Strongman Exercises and How You Can Incorporate Them Into YOUR Program; A Unique/Aggressive Way to Strengthen Your Weaker Limb... Plus a T-Shirt Giveaway Announcement!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
May 16, 2019
This week Joe goes in-depth on how to properly program Hill Sprints, HIIT Training & Isometrics. He covers the common mistakes made by most trainers/lifters, then explains specifically how he's incorporated each of these methods into his own training (along with thousands of his clients) to produce the best possible results!

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
May 9, 2019
WORLDS COLLIDE as Joe finally sits down with Mind Pump hosts - Sal Di Stefano, Adam Schafer & Justin Andrews! Together, they discuss a wide range of topics including: How/Why the Mind Pump crew came together; Insecurities in the fitness industry; Mind Pump's most controversial episode topics (hello, CrossFit); Female strength training myths; The importance of being authentic & not "editing" yourself online; Social media "influencers"; Why Joe D. & Mind Pump DON'T attend Fitness Expos (although that may soon change); The relationship between health & aesthetics...and much Much MORE!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
May 2, 2019
This week, Joe & Cameron sit down with former Minnesota Viking and current Philadelphia Eagles safety - Andrew Sendejo. Highlights from this conversation include: Andrew's link to DeFranco's Gym; What it's like being an undrafted rookie free agent in an NFL training camp; Biggest set-back of Andrew's career (and how he got through it); The different mindset needed in the pros (compared to college); How Andrew has tweaked his training after numerous injuries & back surgery; Andrew's GO-TO exercises for developing strength & power (without overly stressing his body); Andrew's 2 favorite post-practice stretches; Daily habits/rituals that have contributed to Andrew's success...and Much MORE!

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Apr 25, 2019
Joe opens the show with 2 exciting announcements then gets into this week's Q&A. Main topics covered on today's show include: How to deal with negative clients; The importance of training your good limb(s) when injured; Is the Mind-Muscle connection important for athletes; Joe's definition of "Success"...and More!

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
To purchase a new DeFranco tee goto www.DeFrancoShop.com
To learn more about today's sponsor goto www.SaxxUnderwear.com
 
Apr 18, 2019
Joe does his best to "make chicken salad out of chicken sh*t" during this week's solo Q&A. While today's questions may not be the greatest; Joe does end up providing invaluable information on the following topics: Best "elevator pitch" warm-up & workout advice for personal trainers; The most neglected aspect of training "athletes"; The changes Triple H made to his diet leading up to this year's Wrestlemania; The "quick fix" for chronic low back tightness...and more!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Apr 11, 2019
After giving a recap of his Wrestlemania weekend, Joe is joined by Jay Ferruggia & Sean Hayes. Together they discuss training, coaching, nutrition...and have a few laughs (thanks to Sean's incredible WWE impersonations)!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
To register for our next CPPS course goto www.CPPScoaches.com/schedule
Apr 4, 2019
This week Joe & Cameron both sit down and talk shop with NY Giants Strength Coach Aaron Wellman. Highlights from their conversation include: The biggest difference between working with college vs NFL players; Programming for large groups of athletes, different positions & different conditioning levels; Off-season training vs In-season training; Managing on-field & off-field stress; Aaron's training philosophy; How to get players/clients to "buy in" to your program; FrEaK athlete stories...and Much MORE!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
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