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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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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
Jan 6, 2022
Joe kicks off the first episode of 2022 by following up on some of the "brain dump" topics he spoke about 5 weeks ago. Updates include: ReBuilt 2.0 product launch, NEW "DeFranco Diet Guide" details, DeFrancosNutrition.com relaunch, DeFranco's Gym renovations and More! After his "business & life update", Joe answers questions on the following 3 topics: 1) Fat Loss & Muscle Building Made Simple AF 2) How to identify the most qualified Physical Therapist or Personal Trainer for YOU 3) What former "non-negotiable" training/nutrition topics has Joe changed his mind on over the years? *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps from this episode visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
Dec 30, 2021
Joe begins the final show of 2021 by giving away some free merch to 2 loyal listeners. He then shares the TOP 3 most popular guests (and downloaded shows) of 2021, before answering 4 new questions. Q&A TOPICS INCLUDE: Gym Lessons That Can Successfully Be Applied To Business/Life; The Benefits of "Off-Set Loading" Unilateral Movements; The Biggest Missed Opportunity of 2021 [Warning: RANT ALERT]; Is Joe still planning to attempt a "Double-Double" Barbell Bench Press?...and MORE!
 
*For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps from this episode visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
Dec 23, 2021
In honor of the holidays, Joe starts the show by giving away some free merch. He then answers 13 "off-topic" listener questions! TOPICS INCLUDE:
  1. What's crazier, BJJ or Pro Wrestling?
  2. Top 5 songs played [all-time] at DeFranco's Gym
  3. How does one catch the DELTOID variant?
  4. What's in Joe's favorite protein smoothies?
  5. What equipment is needed for the new ReBuilt 2.0 program?
  6. How'd Joe get so damn vascular?
  7. When's the last time Joe puked from training?
  8. Best bodyweight exercises for people over 40?
  9. What has been Joe's biggest accomplishment in the fitness industry?
  10. What's Joe's GO-TO Italian dish?
  11. The story behind Joe's "blessed" tattoo
  12. What was the favorite part of your wedding?
  13. Best childhood Christmas memory?
Dec 16, 2021
Joe kicks off this week's show with an [off-topic] rant regarding his health insurance. He eventually composes himself and answers 4 listener questions. TOPICS INCLUDE: Is tracking macros a 'necessary evil' for those looking to get lean & healthy; How to bullet-proof your hamstrings with minimal equipment & space; Why "perfect form" is killing your gains; Max-Effort training guidelines for washed-up meatheads...And More!
*For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps from this episode visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
Dec 9, 2021
This week Joe welcomes back Dr. Chad Waterbury [who first appeared on the podcast 3 years ago]. Chad is a world-class S&C coach, physical therapist, author & teacher. He currently teaches the course "Resistance Training Techniques for High-Performance Athletes" for the master’s degree in sports science program at USC. Chad returns to the Industrial Strength Show to discuss his new book, "Elite Physique: The New Science of Building a Better Body" - along with a host of other topics. HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Who did Chad write his new book for; Why balancing on one leg is so important; Functional Strength Standards for the Reverse Lunge, Farmer's Walk & RDL; The problem with bodyweight-only training [and how to fix it]; High Frequency Training benefits & practical application; When you should & shouldn't train to failure; Easy-To-Follow nutrition advice...and so much More! *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Dec 2, 2021
Joe kicks off this week's show with an update on the release of his newest program - ReBuilt 2.0! He then performs an [impromptu] "brain dump" to clear his head before answering 2 listener questions. The first question/topic covered is "tendon strength". Joe shares his top 5 methods for building strong, healthy tendons. Joe is then asked to write a full shoulder workout for one of his listeners, which he does "live" on the podcast. [NOTE: Look for video footage of the shoulder workout Joe designed on his Instagram.] *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Nov 24, 2021
This week Joe introduces his audience to Jamie Dorely - CEO & Co-Founder/Owner of Nutritional Frontiers and the man responsible for overseeing the formulation & distribution of DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements. In this episode Jamie explains how to navigate your way through the [misleading] supplement industry, while also sharing his time-tested Thanksgiving/Holiday eating hacks...and Much MORE! *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Nov 18, 2021
Jim "Smitty" Smith returns to the Industrial Strength Show to discuss flexibility, mobility & how to warm up properly! Highlights from this conversation include: The many benefits of lighter/longer loaded carries; A [new] metric Joe has been using to determine the effectiveness of his workouts; How has Joe's pre-workout prep changed since having shoulder surgery; The "slow cook" approach to warming up; Incorporating "fillers" into your workout; Smitty's favorite hamstring warm-up [from Louie Simmons]; The relationship between flexibility & strength; Why strength training alone isn't always optimal for developing mobility; Smitty provides a real-world example of how most lifters should warm up; Staple warm-up movements for the 35+ crowd; The relationship between core stability and mobility; The simplicity behind the "8-Phase" CPPS warm-up system...and so much MORE!
 
*For a full list of show notes, timestamps & important links from this episode visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Nov 11, 2021
This week Joe answers 3 listener questions. TOPICS INCLUDE: "Absolute Strength Standards" for the barbell bench, squat & deadlift [How do YOU stack up?]; Joe's [current] GO-TO upper body exercises for hypertrophy and joint longevity; Weight Vest training recommendations...and More! *For a full list of show notes & timestamps visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Nov 4, 2021
This week Joe welcomes Eugene Teo to the Industrial Strength Show. Eugene is a former bodybuilder turned problem-solver / muscle mechanics expert who teaches people [from all walks of life] how to build a better body in the most effective manner possible. This 90-minute conversation covers a variety of different topics. Highlights include: How the STRONG documentary impacted Eugene's teenage years; What should be the minimum 'Barrier For Entry' in order to call yourself a "professional" in the Fitness Industry?; The Importance of Self Acceptance; The Best Training Advice Eugene Ever Received; Eugene's Triggering Thoughts on Mobility...and much, Much MORE! *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps from this episode goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Oct 28, 2021
Joe kicks off this week's show with a very important announcement regarding the DeFranco Supplement line/website. He then answers two listener questions. TOPICS INCLUDE:  #1) Does Joe feel heavy, "max-effort" training is dangerous/counterproductive for older lifters? #2) How to fix chronically tight hamstrings? *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Oct 21, 2021
This week Joe sits down with Dr. Corey Peacock - Head S&C coach at Sanford MMA - a premier professional MMA team comprised of some of the top-ranked fighters in the world, including multiple current and former World Champions. Corey is also an associate professor in the Department of Health & Human Performance at Nova Southeastern University. Highlights from Corey & Joe's conversation include:
  • How Corey blends science/research with "real world" experience/results
  • The process involved in preparing a UFC fighter for a fight
  • Strengthening an athlete's weaknesses vs Doubling down on their strengths
  • How/Why Corey uses (a variation of) Wendler's 531 program with his fighters
  • Developing "fight specific conditioning" inside the cage vs in the gym/weightroom
  • The importance of programming "REST" into the weekly plan
  • Corey & Joe give their thoughts on ice baths
  • Corey gives the "inside scoop" on some fascinating research studies he's conducted
  • Plus much, Much MORE!
*For a full list of Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Oct 14, 2021
HUGE SHOW THIS WEEK! During the first half of the episode, Joe continues the conversation regarding his "Relative Strength Index" (RSI) standards and exercise execution. Specific topics include: Performing Goblet Squats with heels elevated vs feet flat on floor & Specific Push-up/Pull-up standards for FEMALES. The second half of the show is dedicated to Joe's [updated] "Training Longevity Commandments". If you're interested in TRAINING FOREVER, you'll want to listen, write down, and FOLLOW THESE 10 COMMANDMENTS! *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Oct 7, 2021
On this week's show, Joe reveals the origin and specifics of his "Relative Strength Index" (RSI). He explains the tests that make up the RSI - along with his grading system - for determining how strong & FIT you are! He also includes bonus replacements for the "BIG 3" (barbell bench, squat, deadlift) for endomorphs looking to improve their overall fitness [while still being strong af]. *For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
Sep 30, 2021
This week Christian Thibaudeau makes his [highly anticipated] debut on the Industrial Strength Show! Christian has been training & coaching for over 2 decades, working with athletes from dozens of different sports. He has written 4 books, 700+ published articles on T-Nation, and has pioneered multiple educational courses - including the brilliant "Neuro-typing" system (which goes in-depth on how to train athletes based on their personalities/dispositions). On today's show, Christian discusses the following topics:
  • Training to maximize muscle growth vs Training for health/longevity
  • How Christian's training has changed [after turning 40]
  • The best training split(s) for "washed-up meatheads"
  • The many benefits of loaded carries [and how/when to program them]
  • Christian's thoughts on cardio - What's best for lifters over 40?
  • Specific exercises Christian & Joe started AVOIDING [after turning 40]
  • Is "neuro-typing" important for non-athletes?
  • How to eat to live longer
  • Christian's TOP 3 pieces of advice for lifters over 40
  • And Much, MUCH MORE!
*For a full list of Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Sep 23, 2021
This week Joe answers 5 listener questions. TOPICS INCLUDE:
  • Has Joe ditched the straight bar [since having shoulder surgery]?
  • How to make social media great again!
  • Is it more important to limit carbs or fats when "Fat Loss" is the main goal?
  • The [2-Exercise] ANTI-Upper Body Warm-up!!
  • Joe's thoughts on Drop-sets [Plus he shares his new "PUSH" workout!]
*For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Sep 16, 2021
Joe kicks off this week's show by giving the audience an update on the "COVID situation" in the DeFranco household. He then shares the results of his most recent bloodwork & body composition analysis. He concludes the show by reflecting on the ONE THING that has made the biggest difference in his overall health! *For Show Notes, Timestamps & all the Important Links from this episode visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Sep 9, 2021

After initially canceling this week's show, Joe decides to hop on the mic and give the audience an update on his daughter's positive COVID test, as well as the "experimental procedure" Joe performed on himself when he started feeling sick..

*For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Sep 2, 2021
After experiencing power outages [due to hurricane Ida] Joe was finally able to sit down and record an Overrated/Underrated podcast! TOPICS INCLUDE: Umbrellas; Supersets; Being a punter/kicker in the NFL; Jumping Rope; Lyle Alzado; George Carlin; Training like an athlete when you're not; Benefits of walking; Natural soaps like Dr. Squatch; Pull-ups; Lululemon joggers; Metabolic conditioning circuits for first responders; Dead arm hang for shoulder health; The ability to get off the floor without using your hands or knees. *For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
Aug 26, 2021
After starting the show w/ 2 important/exciting announcements, Joe covers 3 main topics: 1) What everyone needs to know about EXERCISE SELECTION [including Joe's thoughts on programming Nordic Hamstring Curls] 2) Joe takes the audience through "A Day In His Life" 3) How to determine the best diet for YOU! *For Show Notes & Timestamps from this episode goto  www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Aug 19, 2021
After reading this week's winning iTunes review & announcing his return to [youth] coaching, Joe provides thorough answers to 2 different listener questions. During the first half of the show Joe maps out his current upper body warm-up. This includes his 3 main "areas of focus", specific exercise recommendations, a full warm-up example and explanations regarding HOW & WHY he does what he does. During the second half of the show, Joe answers a question from a concerned parent about his 8-year-old daughter's "knock knees". Joe reveals his "4-Step Formula" & "ground-up" approach for fixing knee valgus, aka, "knock knees". *For Show Notes & Timestamps from this episode goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Aug 12, 2021
During the first half of this week's tribute show Joe shares some of his favorite/funniest Dr. Tom stories, along with the most important lessons Joe learned from him. The final hour of today's show is a replay of Dr. Tom's very first appearance on the Industrial Strength Show [episode 63 - May 26, 2016]. *For a full list of Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
Aug 5, 2021
Joe D. reunites with Zach Even-Esh in this week's EPIC podcast! (You'll probably end up listening to this episode multiple times!) TOPICS INCLUDE: The Art of Coaching - The fine details & little nuances that separate good coaches from GREAT coaches; How we handle "difficult" parents in the gym; Experiences we've had with bad coaches that showed us what we DON'T want to do or become as coaches ourselves; Stories, memories, and lessons learned from our close friend [who recently passed away] Dr. Tom "The Guru" Bilella; LIFE LESSONS that we've experienced as we've gotten older; Garage Gym Godfathers seminar details/announcement...and Much MORE! *For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
Jul 29, 2021
This week's show starts with some "life updates" [which include]: Willy's surgery, Mickey Gall's UFC fight, New Garage Gym Pics/Tour & Joe's recent lat tear. Joe then answers 4 listener questions. TOPICS INCLUDE: Treating "armpit pain" from benching / Preventing Pec Tears; How to develop your "inner pecs"; Why does Joe lift his head up when benching; How Joe trained his first Olympic athlete. *For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
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