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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 10, 2021
This week Joe is joined by Dr. Beau Hightower - The "YouTube Famous" Chiropractor to UFC Fighters, WWE Wrestlers, and Athletes/Celebrities From Across the Globe! Highlights from their conversation include: How/Why Dr. Beau's videos began going viral; The traditional "business model" of chiropractic and how Beau's practice is different; Misconceptions surrounding chiropractic; The 3 different types of chiropractors; Responding to Joe Rogan's criticism of chiropractic; The importance of nuance & moderation [in all fields]; Does "cracking" your neck and/or knuckles cause arthritis?; Safety/effectiveness of high velocity spinal decompression/adjustments; Dr. Beau's Big 3 longevity "difference makers"...and Much More!
*For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
 
Jun 3, 2021
This week Joe is joined by MindPump co-host & author of the new book, "The Resistance Training Revolution" - Sal Di Stefano. Highlights from their conversation include: Why Sal decided to write a book; Why Sal and his partners (Adam & Justin) get labeled as "anti-cardio"; Biggest misconceptions surrounding cardiovascular exercise [We've all been lied to!]; Why strength training is the single best form of exercise; Common strength training mistakes [that prevent most people from achieving their goals]; The "muscle toning" myth; Sal's favorite Rocky movie scene...and Much MORE! *For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
May 27, 2021
In this week's [super-sized] Memorial Day Weekend edition of the podcast - Joe continues the Overrated/Underrated segment he started during the second-half of last week's show!

TOPICS INCLUDE: Single Leg RDL's, Multiple Sports for Young Athletes, The Performance Benefits of Music, Training Barefoot, Mace Training, BCAAs While Cutting, "The Pump", Ben Patrick (Knees Over Toes Guy), Joe's days training at Empy's Gym, Schick FX Extreme razors, Supplements for Gut Health, Wearing Ankle Braces When Training/Competing, Cottage Cheese & Jelly, Ab Wheels, FMS (Functional Movement Screen), Direct Front Delt work, Long-Duration Plank Holds, A1 Steak Sauce, Espresso, Rowing Machines (Concept 2), Hair, Jefferson Curl, Nike Air Maxes, Reverse Hypers, High School Football Summer Conditioning (110's, Gassers, etc), Abstinence Before Fights/Competition & More!

*For Show Notes & Timestamps goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
May 20, 2021
This week Joe answers a follow-up question from last week's show regarding "shoulder friendly" barbell benching. He shares his Top 5 "sneaky tricks" for those who still want to [barbell] bench heavy - without the shoulder damage that's normally associated with it. The second half of the show is dedicated to "Overrated/Underrated"! Topics include: Functional Training; Chest Flies; Hook Grip; Watching Newly Released Movies at Home vs in Theatres; Eating Immediately After Your Workout; Bodybuilding for Athletes; Back Squats; Bacon; RPR (Reflexive Performance Reset); McGill's Big 3; Slow Concentric Training for Strength Gains; Weekends; Salt; John Riggins; Mass Specific Force. *For Show Notes & Timestamps visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
May 13, 2021
Joe kicks off this week's show with a few exciting/important announcements. He then covers the following 4 training topics:
1) Slant Board Training Misconceptions 2) Top 5 Things Lifters Can Do To Avoid Shoulder Surgery 3) Rest Interval Recommendations When Sprinting 4) Incorporating Linear Progressions Within a Conjugate System... Plus More! *For Show Notes & Timestamps go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
May 6, 2021
This week Joe is joined by Sean Hayes - Director of Strength & Conditioning at the WWE Performance Center. Highlights from their conversation include: A message from "Stone Cold Steve Austin" to all personal trainers who don't like to "cite their work" lol; A lesson Sean learned from "Macho Man" Randy Savage [which was relayed to him from Shawn Michaels]; Sean reveals the most difficult part of his job; The main traits that Joe & Sean feel separate the GREAT coaches from the average coaches; How often does Sean test his athletes at the WWE PC; The 5 different training phases that make up NXT's yearly S&C plan; The benefits of [regularly] rotating exercises; How Sean balances "variety" with "consistency"; Best conditioning drills for pro wrestlers [besides in-ring work]; Joe reveals the "garage gym envy" he recently experienced; Triple H's new hypertrophy technique...and Much MORE! *For Show Notes & Timestamps visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Apr 29, 2021
This week's show begins with a few announcements, including this month's "MuscleUpMay" Supplement Sale! Joe then provides a training/rehab update before getting into today's main topic - How To Gain Muscle & Lose Fat Simultaneously. Joe allows his audience to become a "fly on the wall" as he designs his personal  "Body Recomp" Nutrition plan. More specifically, he shares his step-by-step approach for determining maintenance calories, protein requirements/macronutrient breakdown, training & supplementation recommendations...and Much MORE!

*For Show Notes & Timestamps goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
 
Apr 22, 2021

This week Joe is joined by Ben Patrick, aka, "Knees Over Toes Guy". Ben struggled with knee pain for over a decade during his basketball career. After multiple unsuccessful surgeries & ineffective medical advice, Ben decided to take matters into his own hands. He became obsessed with researching different methods that could help him recover from his injuries, bulletproof his knees, and perform at an even higher level than before his injuries and surgeries. In this episode, Ben discusses the methods/exercises that transformed his "broken knees" into [arguably] the healthiest, most "bulletproof" knees on earth! *For Show Notes & Timestamps from this episode goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

Apr 15, 2021
This week Joe shares his Top 6 tips for getting lean this summer while avoiding the [dreaded] "skinny-fat" look! The show concludes with a reminder of how important your mental health is - even for those with "physical/aesthetic" goals.
 
*For Show Notes & Timestamps goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Apr 8, 2021
This week Joe & Smitty announce the [public] release of their NEW "Specialization Course Digital Library"! During the past 3 years Joe & Smitty compiled data on the most common "problem areas" in training, then created easy-to-implement "workout add-ons", aka, Specialization Courses - That'll turn your weaknesses into strengths - while making your current program 10X more effective! In this episode you'll learn more about these Specialization Courses [and how to gain instant access to them] along with a number of other topics including: How trainers, coaches & entrepreneurs know WHEN is the right time to launch a product; Why there is no such thing as a "perfect program"; Why exercise EXECUTION trumps exercise SELECTION; The 15 most common "problem areas" in training and much, Much MORE!
Apr 1, 2021
This week's show starts with an exciting announcement regarding a new supplement stack/bundle that's been added to the DeFranco line. [You asked for it & you got it!] This is followed up with an unexpected [somewhat shocking] announcement concerning the future of the Industrial Strength Show. Joe then answers a question about his Top 5 "movie heels" before getting into today's main topic - How To Fix a Bulging Lumbar Disc. Joe reveals the simple 3-step process he uses whenever he has a "disc flare-up". He also shares his daily, 4-Move "Mobilize & Anchor" routine for general low back maintenance/health. Joe concludes the show with his top tips for training with/around chronic low back pain.
Mar 25, 2021
This week's show consists of a 'mish-mash' of 3 different topics: 1. Joe gives an update on his shoulder rehab [which is also accompanied by a lesson about what it truly means to make "constant progress"] 2. Joe shares his thoughts on the Ryan Crowley "pec tear video" & the pros/cons of programming supra-maximal eccentrics 3. How to build/maintain muscle & burn fat in just 10 minutes a day!
 
Mar 18, 2021
This week Joe takes a deep dive into the topic of 'Strength & Conditioning for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu'. Specific topics of discussion include: Warm-up Considerations for the BJJ Athlete; Joe's [extremely effective] 2-Day "Condensed Conjugate" Strength Template; Conditioning for BJJ [Best practices for improving aerobic capacity, alactic capacity & lactic capacity]; How to organize BJJ practice, strength training and extra conditioning sessions into a weekly plan... and Much MORE!
Mar 11, 2021
This week Joe is joined by Rayron Gracie - son of the late Ryan Gracie, aka, "The Bad Boy of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu". Highlights from this conversation include: The insane story of how Rayron was attacked by a crazy person after his last workout at DeFranco's Gym; What prompted Rayron to call Joe & hire him as his Strength & Conditioning coach; The importance of incorporating strength & conditioning into BJJ training; The effect that Rayron's "newfound strength" has had on his technical/BJJ skill; Why the Gracie family was (originally) AGAINST strength training; Knowing the difference between "Getting Better" vs "Getting Tired"; The conditioning tool that has the highest carryover to BJJ; Rayron's misconception of what a great coach was/is supposed to do; Why all S&C programs were NOT created equal; Rayron's documentary, "Letters to My Father"...and Much MORE!
Mar 4, 2021
This week Joe continues his wildly popular/polarizing segment from last week - Overrated/Underrated! Topics include: Arm Day for Athletes; Shampoo; Walking/LISS Cardio; Narrow Stance Squatting for Athletes; Training to Failure; Cannabis for Recovery; Burpees; Barefoot training; Garage Gyms; Knee Sleeves, Elbow Sleeves & Belts; Static Stretching; TRT; Marriage; Fructose/Fruit; Ranch Dressing; "Girl Push-ups"; Smith Machine; Expensive Workout Attire; Post Workout "Anabolic Window" & More!

*For Timestamps from this episode goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

*Today's sponsor = HelloWater [Use promo code "defranco" to Save 10% on your 1st order!]
Feb 25, 2021
This week Joe introduces a new segment where he rates over 35 different exercises, training techniques, foods, movies, wrestlers & more! Specific topics include kettlebells, hip thrusts, front squats, flywheel training, velocity-based training, Peloton bikes, Ice baths, pineapple on pizza & many, Many MORE!
 
*For Show Notes & Timestamps from this episode visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
*To purchase DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements visit www.DeFrancosNutrition.com
 
*To support today's sponsor visit www.HelloWater.com [promo code: DEFRANCO]
Feb 18, 2021
Joe begins the show by explaining why there was a delay [posting this week's episode]. He then continues the Q&A he started last week. Specific topics of discussion include: Joe's "BIG 3" exercise categories for ongoing shoulder health; Is there a "new group" of people who rival those who don't return their shopping carts?! What are Joe's thoughts on using "RPE"? How/When does Joe recommend programming loaded carries [and what are his favorite variations]... Plus More!
 
TODAY'S SPONSOR: https://thereadystate.com [Use promo code: JOE10]
 
*For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Feb 11, 2021
Joe kicks off this week's show by addressing his [embarrassing] Super Bowl prediction from last week. He then does a "live to tape" Q&A, answering questions on the following 4 topics: 1) Is there a way to include a "scoring system" into the AMPED Movement Screen/Assessment? 2) Does Joe prefer spaghetti or lasagna? Meatballs or meat sauce? Lol 3) Does Joe take an athlete's weight class & "fight style" into consideration when designing training programs for fighters? 4) What does Joe think of Tom Brady's training [and his trainer's claim that "training with bands makes muscles softer and more pliable"?]

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

**To register for this month's CPPS L1 Hybrid Course goto: www.CPPScoaches.com/schedule [Use coupon code "ROSE20" to SAVE 20%!]
Feb 4, 2021
Joe kicks off this week's show with a Super Bowl 55 prediction. He then reads a question from a listener who's interested in learning more about programming supersets. Joe explains WHY he includes supersets in almost all of his programs, then shares his 5 favorite "types" of supersets.

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

*To register for any of our CPPS courses goto: www.CPPScoaches.com/schedule
Jan 28, 2021
Joe dedicates the first half of this week's show to his 102-year-old grandmother [who passed away this week]. He shares the Top 3 "life lessons" he learned from her, as well as 2 "health tips" she shared with him on her 100th birthday. After Joe's tribute to his grandmother, he answers 3 listener questions. Topics include: 1) What exercises does Joe recommend when a client can't even perform a BODYWEIGHT squat? 2) How/Why do newbie's increase their STRENGTH  before seeing any visible changes in SIZE? 3) If "flexing the spine under load" is dangerous, why do so many coaches teach a 'posterior pelvic tilt' when performing hip thrusts?

*For Show Notes & Timestamps from this episode goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
*To become CPPS-certified [from home] goto: www.CPPScoaches.com/schedule
 
*To purchase DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements goto: www.DeFrancosNutrition.com
 
Jan 21, 2021
After not seeing each other or speaking for over 10 years, Joe D. reunites with Jim Wendler to discuss a variety of topics! Highlights from their conversation include: The backstory behind Jim's "Why I Hate Joe DeFranco" article; Important lessons about business growth; The rewards of working with young kids [compared to pro athletes]; Dealing with online criticism; Biggest mistake young lifters make; Why Jim doesn't include "testing days" in his high school kid's programs; Jim's thoughts on programming assistance exercises; What's the biggest difference between how Jim trains high school athletes vs how he trains himself; Why Jim does NOT incorporate much exercise variety into his athlete's programs; The dangers of training "too heavy" [and the importance of sub-maximal work]; Jim's top tips for training longevity...and Much MORE!
 
*For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

**To register for any of our CPPS Online Courses goto: www.CPPScoaches.com/schedule
Jan 14, 2021
This week Joe celebrates the 300th episode of the Industrial Strength Show! He begins the podcast with another prize/giveaway! He then gives an update on his shoulder rehab [and the unique challenge he must complete before "allowing himself" to barbell bench press again]. Ashley DeFranco then joins the show for an Uncensored Q&A! Topics include: Who has more shoes - Joe or Ashley?; Joe's worst habit [that drives her nuts]; Has she ever caught Joe NOT putting his shopping cart back?!; Her favorite trait of Joe; What are her favorite snacks?; Why doesn't she listen to the Industrial Strength Show?; What's her opinion of the Industrial Strength Universe?; Top tips for a successful marriage; What is Ashley's current workout split; The [extremely unique] ritual that takes place before Joe writes Ashley a new program...and MORE!

*For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode go to: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jan 7, 2021
This week Joe is joined by Calvin Hartman - Head Strength Coach at DeFranco's Training & Consulting in East Rutherford, NJ. Highlights from their conversation include: How Calvin first met Joe; The backstory behind Calvin's internship and how he ultimately took over for Cameron Josse as Head Strength Coach at DeFranco's; The thing Calvin did for Joe that "won him over forever"; The traits that Joe looks for in a trainer/person; What was Calvin's impression of Joe before meeting him vs after meeting him; Who is Calvin's least favorite person to train at DeFranco's?; How does Calvin organize the training week for his high school & college football clients?; Why does Joe place such an emphasis on the "shopping cart thing"... and Much MORE!!
 
*For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Dec 31, 2020
In this final episode of 2020, Joe highlights the GOOD things that happened during an otherwise rough year. He then goes on a bit of an angry rant regarding the 4 things that SHOULD HAVE taken precedence over "mask-wearing", "hand washing" & "social distancing"!

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

*To purchase DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements goto: www.DeFrancosNutrition.com
Dec 24, 2020
This special "Christmas Eve edition" of the podcast includes a mix of training, nutrition & holiday-related questions. Specific topics include: The difference between programming "box squats" vs "squats to a box"; Joe's thoughts on "dieting during the holidays"; What was Joe's all-time favorite Christmas gift(s) as a child?; Joe's favorite Christmas movie; Troubleshooting/overcoming chronic tightness [without stretching]...and More!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps from this episode goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
*To register for Kabuki Education Week CLICK HERE
*To become CPPS-certified online CLICK HERE
 
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