Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

By Joe DeFranco

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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.

Episode Date
#232 Has an Anti-Aging Miracle Been Discovered? (Dr. Rand shares the science & story behind "NAD")
01:12:59
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 12, 2019
#231 The Best Farmer's Walk Variations, How To Tear a Deck of Cards, BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS & More!
01:43:07
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
Sep 05, 2019
#230 The Unpopular Truth About "Sport Specific" Training, Bulletproofing Your Knees After ACL Surgery & More!
01:13:35
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 29, 2019
#229 Why Sprinting in the Sand Sucks, The Ultimate Squat Progression & Lots More!
01:28:42
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 22, 2019
Title: #228 How To Stand Out, Be a Great Leader & Succeed in the Crowded Fitness Industry [w/ Joe Meglio]
01:26:39
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 15, 2019
#227 How To Intelligently Rotate Exercises, 3 Badass Bodyweight Movements You Gotta Try & More!
01:20:50
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 08, 2019
#226 From High-Tech Sport Science to the Bare Essentials: How Chad Dennis produces consistent results!
01:22:20
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
 
Aug 01, 2019
Title: #225 JL Holdsworth on Finding Your Body's "Light Switches" to Increase Strength, Reduce Pain & Feel Amazing!
01:25:29
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 25, 2019
#224 Vacation Training Advice & The Truth About Meal Frequency and Fat Loss!
01:12:49
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 18, 2019
#223 Creating New & Improved Football Conditioning Tests [w/ Cameron Josse]
01:25:27
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 11, 2019
#222 Is Joe Ending the Podcast & Getting Back into the Gym Biz Full Time?!
01:10:06
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
Jul 04, 2019
#221 Dr. Jordan Shallow is Bigger, Stronger & Smarter Than You... so Listen Up!
01:28:08
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 27, 2019
Title: #220 Birthdays, Work-Life Balance...and Joe Gets Called a Scam Artist?!
01:28:51
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!

For Show Notes & Timestamps go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jun 20, 2019
#219 How To Get Strong AF Without Gaining Weight, Best Bilateral/Unilateral Exercise Pairings & MORE!
01:01:20
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 13, 2019
#218 Developing Strength in "Less Than Ideal" Positions, Progressive Overload Methods for Older Lifters & MORE!
01:21:53
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
Jun 06, 2019
#217 Attracting Famous Clients, Fixing Golfer's Elbow, Go-To Exercises for Grapplers & MUCH MORE!!
01:36:32
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!
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
May 30, 2019
#216 Programming Box Jumps & Strongman Exercises, Plus a Unique Approach to Overcoming Imbalances!
01:24:34
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 23, 2019
#215 How To Program Hill Sprints, HIIT Workouts & Isometrics for Maximal Results!
01:30:34
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 16, 2019
#214 The Mind Pump Crew Speaks Out About CrossFit, Insecurities in the Fitness Industry & More!
01:34:32
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 09, 2019
#213 From Undrafted to 10-Year NFL Vet! [Andrew Sendejo interview]
01:27:32
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
May 02, 2019
#212 The Mind-Muscle Connection: Important for Athletes or Waste of Time?
01:13:55
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 25, 2019
#211 Joe Provides Valuable Answers to Stupid Questions!
56:50
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 18, 2019
#210 Brooklyn Banter! (Joe D, Jay Ferruggia & Sean Hayes Talk Training, WWE & More!)
01:28:50
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 11, 2019
Title: #209 Developing Strong, Fast, Resilient NFL Players w/ NY Giants Strength Coach Aaron Wellman
01:09:58
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
Apr 04, 2019
#208 From Wings to Rings: How Liv Morgan Went From Hooters to the WWE!
01:18:12
Liv Morgan makes her first-ever podcast appearance and shares the incredible story of how she became a WWE superstar!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Mar 28, 2019
#207 The Single Best Form of Exercise As We Age, Preventing Muscle Loss While Dieting & More!
01:23:10
This week, Joe provides in-depth answers to 3 different questions. Topics include: What's the best strength & conditioning "program" for a coach to implement at the high school level?; The keys to preventing muscle loss while dieting; What's the single best form of exercise to perform as you age (and why)?
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Mar 21, 2019
#206 Sled/Prowler Training Guidelines for EVERY Goal!
01:31:48
Joe is back from Seattle and he has answered YOUR request for a FULL Sled Training podcast! During this jam-packed episode Joe reveals his favorite sled exercises & techniques for increasing strength, packing on muscle, sprinting faster, conditioning/fat loss and speeding up the recovery process!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Mar 14, 2019
#205 NFL Combine Talk, Heavy Sled Pushes/Pulls & Joe D's "Nutrition Priority Pyramid"!
01:14:28
Joe kicks off the show by sharing his thoughts on one of the most notable performances at this year's NFL Combine. He then talks about the difference between pushing vs dragging a sled and how to determine the optimal load for "heavy ass sled drags". The final 20 minutes of the show is dedicated to Joe creating his "Nutrition Priority Pyramid".
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Mar 07, 2019
#204 The 4-Minute Morning Mobility Routine...Plus an Epic Rant on "Fitness Influencers"!
01:19:27
Joe kicks off this week's show with a quick recap of Saturday's coaching seminar with Jordan Syatt. After recognizing the incredible group of coaches & trainers that attended the seminar, Joe is reminded of the "other side" of the industry (which consists of frauds & scam artists). This leads to an epic rant regarding the recent situation involving "fitness influencer" Brittany Dawn. After Joe's rant, the second half of the show is dedicated to answering 2 training questions. These 2 questions include: Joe's 4-Minute Morning Mobility Routine and The Secret "Extra Workout" for Improving Vertical Jump Height.
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
To learn more about AMPED WARM-UP 3.0 goto www.Ampedwarmup.com/new
Feb 28, 2019
#203 Causes of High Estrogen in Men: You've Been Lied To! [Dr. Johanan Rand interview]
01:20:20
Joe kicks off this week's show by announcing the launch of AMPED 3.0! (https://www.ampedwarmup.com/new/)
He is then joined by Dr. Johanan Rand of Healthy-Aging Medical Centers. Highlights from their conversation include: The importance of getting over your "confirmation bias"; Understanding the difference between causation vs association; The BENEFITS of estrogen in men; Is there an estrogen level "sweet spot" for men?; Why menopausal women have an increased rate of heart disease; How much testosterone is too much?; The shocking story of how doctors determined what is considered a "normal" testosterone range; Best ways to increase testosterone naturally...and Much MORE!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Feb 21, 2019
#202 How To Run Your Business Like A Rock Star [w/ Paul Reddick]
01:19:20
Paul Reddick makes his 3rd appearance on the Industrial Strength Show! This time around, he and Joe discuss the following topics: Paul's initial advice to "broken" trainers who ask for his help; The Banksy's "shredded painting incident" and how it relates to YOUR "art"/business; How to "create from your hate"; How do business owners know who their first employee should be?; 2X thinking vs 10X thinking (which is better?); The HUGE MISTAKE all trainers make; Things that create "focus" vs things that create "procrastination"; Two tests every business owner should take before hiring someone; The dangers of copying, comparing & competing...and Much MORE!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
CPPS [Online] Football Cert registration: https://www.cppsacademy.com/football/
Feb 14, 2019
#201 How To Get Stronger & Remain Healthier by Changing Your Mindset [w/ Jordan Syatt]
01:20:13
This week Jordan Syatt makes his second appearance on the Industrial Strength Show! Topics of discussion include: Joe & Jordan's NYC Seminar Announcement; The proper mindset needed to lift maximal weights; How to overcome the fear of getting injured in the weight room; When you should (or shouldn't) get "hyped up" for a workout; The ONE THING Joe would change about his original storage closet gym; The definition of a true "gym badass"; The problem with relying on pre-workouts/stimulants; Building strength vs testing strength; Joe shares his first experience on a "westside-inspired" program; Joe & Jordan's tried & true Programming Principles...and Much MORE!
 
To reserve a spot at Joe & Jordan's NYC seminar, click here: https://syattfitness.lpages.co/coaching-seminar-jordan-syatt-and-joe-defranco/
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Feb 07, 2019
#200 Did I Change My View on "Unstable Training"? [Plus other polarizing topics w/ Cam Josse]
01:29:51
Joe kicks off this historic episode by thanking his audience and announcing the details of his "200th episode contest/giveaway!"
After the intro, Cameron Josse joins Joe and together they discuss some of the most polarizing topics in the industry. These topics include: Unstable Training; Improving on-field agility; Youth development & sports specialization; "Internet experts"...and Much MORE!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jan 31, 2019
#199 The Push-up to Bench Press Ratio That Nobody's Talking About!
01:18:24
Joe kicks off this week's show with a "PSA" regarding...skin health?! He then answers an in-depth 2-part question from one of his listeners. Specific topics of discussion include: Why Joe rarely incorporates overhead pressing into his programs; The back-story behind Joe's famous "shoulder shocker" circuits; Joe reveals his "bench press to push-up" programming ratio; The importance of proper "scapulohumeral rhythm"; How to perform a PROPER push-up (NOTE: You're probably doing it wrong!); How to incorporate today's show information into the "Wenning Warm-up"; Joe's favorite foods for bulking on a budget (including the "secret" protein shake ingredient Joe's athletes benefitted from for decades)...and Much MORE! 
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jan 24, 2019
#198 Building Strong, Resilient Firefighters & Soldiers w/ Matt Wenning
01:19:56
This week Joe is joined by record-setting powerlifter, private strength coach and owner of Ludus Magnus gym - Matt Wenning. Topics of their conversation include: How Matt got his first opportunity working with members of our military; How Matt helped identify weaknesses in thousands of soldiers; The benefits of the "Wenning Warm-up"; Why Matt prefers a Conjugate system; How to keep your training intensity high without overtraining; The biggest difference between training policeman & firefighters vs members of the military; Implementing "traction-based" exercises (and why they're important); Matt's "Go To" exercises & equipment; Most common mistakes most lifters make...and much, Much MORE!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jan 17, 2019
#197 The 8 Most Effective Strength Exercises of All Time!
01:05:33
Joe kicks off this week's show with 5 announcements regarding future projects, seminars and podcasts. He then shares an interaction he had with a listener he met at Whole Foods... This segue's into an important lesson for all personal trainers, coaches, business owners and leaders.
 
The second half of the show is spent determining the 8 most effective strength exercises of all time. These exercises are based on 4 main criteria: minimal technical skill, maximal muscular recruitment, "joint-friendliness" & practicality.
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jan 10, 2019
#196 How To Recover Faster Between Workouts!
01:38:08
Joe starts the show by sharing his thoughts on how his audience should approach their training & nutrition during future holidays. He then thanks the audience for their incredible feedback regarding last week's [emotional] show. After the 15-minute intro, Joe begins to discuss this week's training topic. Included in the conversation are Joe's Top 6 ways to speed up the recovery process between workouts.
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jan 03, 2019
#195 The Biggest Change I'm Making in 2019
01:04:42
Joe kicks off the show by giving an update on the bet he had with Christian Woodford (and his potential trip to Australia). He then gets emotional as he describes the biggest change he'll be making in 2019. (He encourages his audience to make the same change as well.)
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Dec 27, 2018
#194 Christian Woodford - Australia's Most Passionate Coach - Invades the Industrial Strength Show!
02:00:28
This week Joe sits down with Australian strength coach & gym owner - Christian Woodford. Christian flew across the globe just to be a guest on the Industrial Strength Show...and he's FIRED UP to talk to Joe! Topics of conversation include: How Christian is going to get Joe to Australia; The difference between the American & Australian private sector gyms; The importance of injury prevention when training athletes; "Heavy Ass Sled Drags" in athletic development; Understanding the ART versus the SCIENCE of coaching; Christian's first interaction with Joe D; How the CPPS course helps change coaches lives; The trials & tribulations of being a business owner; How Christian's social media campaign got him on the Industrial Strength Show...and much, Much MORE!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Dec 20, 2018
#193 Jordan Syatt talks Training Philosophy, Productivity and Life Lessons from Louie Simmons & Gary Vaynerchuk!
01:23:53
This week Joe has an extremely informative (and entertaining) conversation with Gary Vaynerchuk's personal trainer - Jordan Syatt. Highlights from their discussion include: Jordan's first trip to Westside Barbell to meet Louie Simmons; The life-changing advice that Louie gave Jordan; Jordan's overall training philosophy; How Jordan trains Gary Vaynerchuk to FEEL better; The #1 thing Jordan has learned from spending time with Gary V; Jordan's top productivity tips...and much, Much MORE!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Dec 13, 2018
#192 The REAL Recipe for Getting "Shaped & Toned" w/ WWE & ESPN On-Air Personality Charly Arnolt
01:11:15
This week's show was recorded on location in NYC at CrossFit Solace (where Joe spoke at a "mental health" charity event benefitting the Alzheimer's Association). During the event, Joe was able to sit down and chat with WWE interviewer & ESPN on-air personality Charly Arnolt, aka, "Charly Caruso". Topics of conversation include: How Charly got involved with the WWE (and more recently, ESPN); How Charly fits training into her busy travel schedule; How lifting HEAVY and eating MORE has helped Charly get LEANER; How to stay motivated in a "social media world" where everything is filtered; Charly's best productivity tips...and Much MORE! [You'll also hear Joe's longtime friend & colleague Jay Ferruggia join in on this week's conversation!]
*For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Dec 06, 2018
#191 Joe D's Blueprint for Improving Chin-up Strength, Creed 2 Review & More!
01:21:32
Joe kicks off this week's show with an honest, uncensored review of the movie, "Creed 2". He then moves into the "training" portion of the podcast where he provides his blueprint for improving chin-up performance and then answers a very uniquely-asked question about "training longevity".

For specific Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Nov 29, 2018
#190 Fist Fights on Black Friday, Favorite Foods & Family! [Thanksgiving w/ the DeFranco's!]
01:20:11
This week's show gets off to a rough start when Joe can't figure out how to properly use his new recording equipment. (Thankfully, he still had his old equipment so he reverted back to that.) After addressing the audio issue - Joe, Ashley, George & Lucy gather around the dinner table to answer YOUR questions! Topics of conversation include: Getting into fights on Black Friday; What George D. DOESN'T like about his; Ashley's first meeting with Joe's parents; Favorite Thanksgiving Day foods; Joe's most embarrassing moments...and Much MORE!

For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Nov 22, 2018
#189 The Incredible Story of 3X Olympian Reese Hoffa!
01:23:59
Reese Hoffa flew from Georgia to New Jersey (just for the DAY) to appear on this week's Industrial Strength Show! You won't find too many people with this level of commitment and dedication, but then again, Reese Hoffa isn't your "average" human being. He's a 3X Olympian (Shot Put), bronze medalist in the 2012 Olympics, 2X world champion, and ranked Top 3 in the world for 10 consecutive years! But, if you think Reese's physical strength and athletic accomplishments are the most impressive things about him, you're wrong! Reese has one of the most incredible 'life stories' you will ever hear. In fact, at one point in the podcast, Reese's story had Joe D. at a loss for words (and that never happens lol).
Besides hearing Reese's childhood story - other topics of discussion include: The exercises that Reese feels had the highest carryover to the Shot Put; Life after the Olympic games (Does anything compare?); The coping mechanisms Reese used to help him get through his toughest times; The "Forge" (body tempering tool) that Reese co-created...and Much MORE!
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Nov 15, 2018
#188 The TRUTH About Young Athletes Who Specialize Too Soon & Joe D's Favorite Gangster Movie Scene!
01:15:37
Joe kicks off the podcast by thanking everyone for the overwhelming response to last week's show. He then announces this month's CPPS Level 2 certification course (which somehow segues into a discussion about his favorite gangster movie scene). You can't make this stuff up lol!
 
For the remainder of the show, Joe shares his thoughts on young athletes who specialize in one sport too soon. This discussion includes: The role of the parents; What kids should be doing from the ages of 6-12; The best age to start "specializing"; The importance of working an "off-season" into the yearly plan; Joe's message to "crazy parents"...and Much MORE!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Nov 08, 2018
#187 The #1 Reason I'm Embarrassed To Call Myself a "Personal Trainer"
01:02:36
This week Joe receives an email from a personal trainer who is frustrated with his clientele's lack of motivation and constant complaining. He wants to transition from working with unmotivated "general population" clients to self-motivated athletes - so he asks for Joe's advice. This leads to a classic "Joe D. rant" on the personal training industry. Topics of the rant include: Why Joe is embarrassed to call himself a "personal trainer"; The #1 mistake personal trainers make with new clients (and what they SHOULD be doing instead); How to get your clients excited about training with you; The difference between "working out" vs "training"; Consistency vs Intensity; The importance of getting into a "flow state" when training...and Much MORE!

For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Nov 01, 2018
#186 Joe Reacts to Mean Comments, Dealing with Criticism & More!
01:22:23
This week Joe receives a heartfelt email from a young gym owner who is struggling with the amount of criticism he's received since opening his gym. In an attempt to make him feel better (and put things into perspective) Joe asks Ashley to read some negative comments and criticism that's been directed towards him throughout the years. Joe then reacts to the comments, reveals WHO & WHERE most "troll comments" come from, and provides advice on how to properly deal with negativity/criticism. While this episode provides its fair share of laughs, there are also a lot of positive takeaways and lessons to be learned.

For specific Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Oct 25, 2018
#185 Phil Daru talks MMA Training, How To Get Sh*t Done & More!
01:08:24
This week Joe sits down with the head strength & conditioning coach of American Top Team (MMA gym) - Phil Daru. Topics of discussion include: Phil's favorite assessments for fighters; Implementing an MMA S&C program without overtraining the fighters; The #1 physical trait most fighters lack; Why Phil doesn't have his fighter's perform the Olympic lifts; Phil's foundational exercises for developing strength; How much time does Phil spend on "conditioning" with his fighters; Phil reveals his top "weight room savages"; Secrets to keeping "high energy athletes" busy - without overtraining them; Phil's top productivity tips...and Much MORE!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Oct 18, 2018
#184 Top 3 Methods for Getting Strong AF & Joe retracts a statement from last week's show!
01:21:06
Joe kicks off the show by explaining why he's in such a good mood. He then provides an opportunity for his audience to win a FREE Iron Neck!
 
After the show intro, Joe retracts a statement he made last week. He follows up his retraction by providing his REAL stance on "extensive warm-ups" and those who feel they're a waste of time. After clarifying his stance on the "warm-up situation", Joe spends the majority of the show explaining his 3 favorite methods for developing maximal strength. He concludes the podcast by answering one final question about the role mobility plays in powerlifting.
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
Oct 11, 2018
#183 The Most Misunderstood Aspect of Training Elite Athletes [Q&A w/ Joe D. & Smitty]
01:02:05
After wrapping up their AMPED 3.0 DVD shoot, Joe D. & Smitty hop on the mic to answer YOUR questions! Topics include: Why do Joe & Smitty recommend "extensive" warm-ups when other respected coaches say it's a waste of time; Tips for maximizing knee mobility after ACL surgery; Thoughts on Layne Norton & Dom D'Agostino's appearance on Joe Rogan's podcast; Suggestions for those with anterior pelvic tilt; The most misunderstood aspect of training elite athletes; The importance of nasal breathing...and More!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Oct 04, 2018
#182 Interview w/ Sean Hayes: Head S&C Coach - WWE Performance Center [Plus a SURPRISE Guest!]
01:37:05
This week Joe is at the WWE Performance Center with their head strength & conditioning coach - Sean Hayes. During this 90-minute interview, you'll hear: A surprise guest drop in on the show; How Sean got the job at the WWE PC; How Sean gets "buy in" from such a wide variety of high-level athletes; The importance of "workout competitions" and making training fun; What a week of training looks like at the WWE PC; How does the training differ for high flyers vs big guys vs females; The craziest feats of strength/power/athleticism Sean has seen since starting at the WWE PC; The "protective capabilities" of having fat vs muscle on the body; What it takes to dominate a WWE/NXT tryout...and Much MORE!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps go to:
Sep 27, 2018
#181 Intelligent Max-Effort Exercises That Won't Destroy Your Joints...and Joe D's New Diet!
01:33:31
Joe may "only" be answering 2 questions this week, but that doesn't mean the podcast is lacking information. This episode is jam-packed with useful info and knowledge bombs! During the first half of the show, Joe explains the new "microbiome test" he just had done and then gives a detailed rundown of his current diet and supplementation. During the second half of the show, Joe helps a washed-up meathead choose the most joint-friendly max-effort exercise variations of the barbell bench press, squat and deadlift. These intelligent exercise choices will help satisfy any meathead's craving for lifting heavy - without destroying their joints in the process!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps of today's show visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Sep 20, 2018
#180 Programming for Busy Bastards, A Better Way To Perform The Pause Bench Press & MORE!
01:08:45
This week, Joe answers 3 listener questions. Topics include: How to find your perfect grip-width for the "Narrow Grip Bench Press"; Joe explains how and why his "Hover Bench Press" technique will get you jacked and strong AF; The ultimate program for extremely busy bastards!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps go to: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Sep 13, 2018
#179 How To Program Partial-Range Lifts for Maximal Strength, Hypertrophy & Athletic Performance
01:01:25
This week Joe answers 4 questions on the following topics: Programming Unilateral Exercises When You Have a Strength Imbalance; How To Program Partial-Range Exercises for Maximal Strength, Hypertrophy and Athletic Performance; Training to Failure Without Frying Your CNS; Warm-up Set & Rep Recommendations for Size and Strength.
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Sep 06, 2018
#178 Dr. Chad Waterbury talks High Frequency Training, Cardiovascular Development & More!
01:15:07
This week, Joe sits down with Dr. Chad Waterbury, one of the most well-rounded and well-respected professionals in the fitness industry. As a doctor of physical therapy, neurophysiologist, author, and strength & conditioning coach - Chad has an incredible amount of knowledge to share!
 
During this podcast you'll learn: How Chad "got noticed" and started writing for T-Nation; Why he's such a big proponent of High-Frequency Training; How to properly implement HFT; The secret to getting your calves (or any body part) to GROW; Why Chad decided to enter into a physical therapy program; The close relationship between "high performance training" & "rehabilitation"; The 3 main categories of cardiovascular activity; Programming your cardio...and much More!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Aug 30, 2018
#177 Chad Wesley Smith talks Training Specificity, Injury Prevention, Business & More!
01:16:16
10 years after their initial meeting, Chad Wesley Smith returns to New Jersey to sit down with Joe and discuss: How his training has evolved over the course of a decade; The importance of training specificity; Rehabbing and preventing injuries; The growth of Juggernaut Training Systems...and much more! 
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Aug 23, 2018
#176 Cam Josse talks Social Media Addiction, Programming for Elite Athletes & More!
01:15:37
Seven months ago, Cameron Josse abruptly deleted all of his social media, replaced his smart phone with a flip phone, and virtually "disappeared". On this week's podcast, he breaks his silence and explains exactly WHY he decided to vanish from social media, how it's affected his personal & professional life, and what he's up to now. The second half of the show is dedicated to training. More specifically, Cam shares the new weekly template that he's using with his elite athletes. 
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Aug 16, 2018
#175 Upgrading the AGILE 8 Mobility Routine [Official Reveal of AGILE 8 version 2.0!!]
01:06:28
This week Joe answers the question, "How would you make your Agile 8 mobility routine better?" Joe takes the audience through his step-by-step thought process as he designs "Agile 8 version 2.0" live on the podcast! If you're one of the tens of thousands of people who loved Joe's original Agile 8 - you're going to be blown away with the 2018 version of this legendary mobility routine!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Aug 09, 2018
#174 You're NOT As Healthy As You Think [Here's Why]
01:04:41
Joe starts this week's show by sharing a recent conversation he overheard at the post office. This conversation turned out to be the inspiration for today's podcast. Throughout the show Joe discusses the 4 non-negotiable physical traits needed for health & longevity, the misconceptions surrounding each trait, why they're so important, and best practices for improving them.
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Aug 02, 2018
#173 Daily Hacks & Habits for All-Day Energy [Without Crashing]
01:07:23
This week Joe shares his best tips & tricks for sustained energy and productivity. Topics include: Eating before bed; What you SHOULDN'T do within one hour of going to sleep; The app that prevents you from waking up feeling tired; The 3 things EVERYONE needs to do immediately upon rising; Joe D's caffeine hack [This is a game-changer]; How to train for increased energy levels; Nutrition and supplementation recommendations...and Much MORE!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jul 26, 2018
#172 How To "Make It" in the [Fake Ass] Fitness Industry While Keeping Your Integrity
01:21:59
Joe kicks off this week's show by wishing his wife a Happy Birthday. Joe and Ashley then give a quick recap of their trip to Puerto Rico...which ended in disaster for Joe!
After Orlando "Hits the Damn Intro Music" Jay Ferruggia joins the show! Joe and Jay discuss the following topics: Jay's struggles during his early years in business and how he overcame them; How Joe & Jay recommend experienced trainers charge their clients; The "dangers" of giving away too much information for free online; Gym lessons that have carried over to success in business; How to stand out and "make it" in the [fake] fitness industry without losing your integrity; The true definition of "success"...and much More!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jul 19, 2018
#171 The One Thing Joe Hates Most About The Fitness Industry [Plus an Epic Q&A]
02:06:36
Joe continues his Instagram Q&A from last week. Topics covered during this show include: Benefits of training barefoot; Joe's 4-Phase Athletic Assessment; Best way to prevent hamstring pulls; Recommendations for Law Enforcement Officers; The ONE THING all successful people have in common; Joe's daily "longevity" mobility routine; Five must-read books for the aspiring S&C coach; The most savage group of lifting partners ever assembled...and Much MORE!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jul 05, 2018
#170 The 5 Key [Non-Physical] Traits of World Class Athletes...plus 20 other Questions Answered!
01:23:09

Joe kicks off the show with an important announcement regarding this year's SB911 Transformation Challenge. He then answers 20 of YOUR Instagram questions. Topics include: Three pieces of advice Joe would now give the 20-year-old version of himself; Best strength exercises for dunking a basketball; Joe's experience with Physical Therapy; Thoracic mobility and shoulder health; The recent changes Joe has made to his diet; Joe's 3 favorite outdoor training activities; The key [non-physical] traits of world-class athletes...and Much MORE!

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jun 28, 2018
#169 The 10 Commandments of Training Longevity, Ashley's Transformation...and George D. Walks Off The Show!
01:32:23
This week's "Birthday Bash" episode begins with an unforeseen circumstance (as Joe's dad refuses to stick around for the show), but things pick up once Ashley DeFranco arrives :) Ashley explains how her fitness journey began, what her training consists of today, and gives a detailed rundown of her daily nutrition/supplementation. The second half of the show is dedicated to Joe's "10 Commandments of Training Longevity" and his Top 10 list of "Meathead Manners"!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jun 21, 2018
#168 Functional Strength Standards Everybody Should Try To Achieve
01:03:47
This week Joe reveals his "functional strength standards" for 6 different exercises. Unlike "chasing numbers" in the barbell squat, bench press and deadlift (which often leads to immobility, dysfunction or injury); These 6 unique exercises will help you feel and function BETTER as they improve! [Find out how YOU stack up to Joe D's standards by listening to this week's show!]
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jun 14, 2018
#167 The 8 Blood Tests You MUST Monitor for Your Health & Longevity [w/ Dr. Tom Bilella]
01:10:58
Dr. Tom returns to the show to discuss the blood work you should be demanding your doctor to order. If you want to live a long, healthy life you MUST monitor the 8 blood markers discussed on this week's show!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jun 07, 2018
#166 The Good, Bad & Ugly of Owning a Business and Being in a Relationship [Joe & Ashley DeFranco TELL ALL]
01:47:53
This week, Ashley DeFranco joins the show to discuss what it's like to be married to Joe DeFranco. Topics of discussion include: How Joe & Ashley first met; How many relationships Joe lost because of his business; Balancing work and relationships; How often does Joe bring work problems home with him; The things that Joe & Ashley DISLIKE most about each other; Dealing with a resentful spouse; The importance of knowing your partner's "love language"; Dealing with "flirty" clients; Making time for each other even when your schedule is crazy; Training with your girlfriend/wife; Keeping your libido with kids running around the house...and Much MORE!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
May 31, 2018
#165 How To Produce Badass, Well-Conditioned Football Players [Q&A w/ Joe D. & Smitty]
01:30:03
This week Joe D. and Smitty answer your football training questions! Topics include: How to incorporate sprints and jumps into your strength program; How to develop an athletic & aesthetic physique; Results from DeFranco's in-house "Med Ball Volleyball" study; Are 300-yard shuttles ever recommended?; What percentage of a football player's conditioning should be aerobic vs anaerobic?; Training multiple-sport athletes; Should football players "condition" during the season?; Can the CPPS Football Preparation Specialist course be beneficial to basketball players?; Top supplement recommendations for football players; Improving ankle mobility without any equipment; Dealing with high school athletes who have "mandatory lifting" at their school so they show up to your gym sore, tired, and unmotivated...and Much MORE!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
May 24, 2018
#164 Former 'Biggest Loser' Runner-Up Jeff Nichols Tells All!
01:07:52
This week Joe sits down with Jeff Nichols - a former 'Biggest Loser' Runner-Up who lost over 180 pounds! Topics of discussion include: Behind-the-scenes details regarding how he got on the TV show; The quality of the trainers, workouts and nutrition advice he received while on the show; How much time he actually spent each week with the "celebrity trainers"; Whether or not he felt the trainers provided him with the necessary tools to keep the weight off once the show ended; How he's doing now; Advice for those who are currently struggling with their weight...and Much MORE!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
May 17, 2018
#163 Programming Bodyweight Isometrics & How To Get Started When You're Untrained & Overweight
01:22:13
Joe kicks off today's show by following up on his "celebrity trainer rant" from last week. After recapping his rant (and the interesting Instagram feedback that followed), he provides his solution to the problem. Joe outlines exactly how he feels untrained, overweight people should get started on their fitness journey. He then moves onto the second topic of the day -  Programming Bodyweight Isometrics. This includes over 20 of his favorite bodyweight isometric exercises and various ways of incorporating them into your routine.
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
May 10, 2018
#162 Fat-Burning Cardio Made Simple: HIIT vs. LISS
01:11:37
On this week's show, Joe answers the question, "What is the most efficient form of cardio when fat loss is the primary goal?"
Specific topics of discussion include: The bioenergetic differences between HIIT & LISS; Does the "EPOC" component of HIIT get blown out of proportion; Benefits and drawbacks of both HIIT & LISS; Best practices for implementing cardio into your program...and Much MORE!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
May 03, 2018
#161 13 T-Shirt Ripping Upper Body Finishers...and an Epic Joe D. Rant
01:20:32
Joe D. enters today's show in a foul mood [which leads to an epic 21-minute rant]. After sharing his displeasure with two of the most popular companies in the world, Joe "gets back on track" and produces an awesome podcast detailing his all-time favorite upper body workout "finishers"!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Apr 26, 2018
#160 Most Effective Exercise Pairings for Improving Joint Health, Nutrition Hack for Overeaters & More!
01:15:20
This week Joe D. discusses three separate topics. 1 - How/why you should manipulate your upper back training volume if your workout is going to include any kind of overhead pressing. 2 - The hack Joe recommends to all "fat bastards" who have a tendency to overeat at dinner. 3 - Joe's Top 6 exercise pairings for improving joint health and mobility... Plus Joe's bonus "#bestsupersetever" recommendation!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com 
Apr 19, 2018
#159 How I Trained Triple H & Stephanie McMahon for Wrestlemania 34
01:34:54
Joe gives a recap of his trip to New Orleans and answers questions regarding Triple H & Stephanie McMahon's Wrestlemania prep. Specific  topics of discussion include: The biggest difference in Triple H's programming this year; Joe outlines Triple H's weekly template; Joe provides a sample Dynamic-Effort Lower Body workout; The specific method Joe used to pack muscle on Triple H's upper back & shoulders (without stressing his joints); How/Why Farmers Walks were used so frequently in this year's training; The additional mobility work that was added to Triple H's training this year; The specific type of cardio Triple H performed during his final 8 weeks of Wrestlemania prep; Joe gives an overview of Stephanie's weekly training schedule...and Much MORE! 
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Apr 12, 2018
Episode 158: World-Class Powerlifter Chad Aichs Speaks Openly About His Depression, Insomnia & Suicidal Thoughts
01:26:42

This week, Joe sits down with one of the top super heavyweight powerlifters of all time - Chad Aichs. Chad speaks openly and candidly about his battles with depression, insomnia and suicidal thoughts. You'll hear about the different effects that training had on his mental health and some of the changes he's made to help overcome his struggles. 

For Show Notes & Timestamps go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

Mar 29, 2018
Episode157: George DeFranco Talks Training Longevity, Participation Trophies, Altercations on the Job & More!
01:17:09

It's been 3 years and 154 episodes since George DeFranco last appeared as a guest on the Industrial Strength Show. This week, George D. RETURNS (although he's not happy about it). After explaining what's been pissing him off lately, Joe asks his dad to speak on the following topics: His current health/injury status; What training advice he'd give to his former 19-year-old self; George's current supplementation protocol; Thoughts on "participation trophies" and how kids are being raised today; Physical altercations he faced while on the Job...and Much MORE! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com 

Mar 22, 2018
Episode 156: Dr. Tom & Joe D. Talk Protein Powder Quality, Improving Relationships & Spoiled Bastards!
01:06:20
Dr. Tom returns and as usual he's got a lot to talk about! This week's topics include: Whey Protein ISOLATE vs Whey Protein CONCENTRATE; Supplement company manufacturing practices [Buyer Beware]; Dr. Tom reveals Joe's "Love Language"; "Bilella's Greatest Hits"; Joe & Ashley take the DISC Personality Test; Another sale for you spoiled bastards...and MORE! 
For Show Notes & Timestamps go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Mar 15, 2018
EP155: How To Create A Product That Jumps Out & Finds Your Customers w/ Paul Reddick
01:19:31
Paul "The Wolf" Reddick returns to the show to solve all our business and internet marketing problems! Topics of discussion include: How most guys try to solve their problems (and why it doesn't work); The "marketing question" that nobody wants to talk about; How to create a product that stands out in a crowd; Should you try to "appeal to the masses" or target a specific "niche audience"; How to sell without sounding like a douchebag; The 2 major mistakes people make when they begin internet marketing...and Much MORE! 
For Show Notes & Timestamps go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Mar 08, 2018
Episode 154: The Biggest Fitness Scam Ever, What Exercises DON'T Do...and an impromptu Business Lesson!
01:09:29

Joe D. slides into his Instagram DM's and answers questions on the following topics: The relationship between mobility and stability; How/Why your exercise selection does NOT determine your end result/adaptation; The biggest fitness scam of all-time...and an impromptu lesson in growing your business! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

Mar 01, 2018
Episode 153: Scott "Mr. Strong Bastard" Woodhall on Training, Helping Others & His Hatred for Traditional Meditation
01:13:29
Joe interviews this year's Strong Bastard Transformation Challenge Grand Champion - Scott Woodhall. Together, they discuss a wide variety of topics including: How Scott tweaked the SB911 program to fit his personal needs; How Scott is utilizing his "new-found fame" to help others; Scott and Joe share their mutual hatred for "traditional meditation"...and Much MORE! 
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Feb 21, 2018
Episode 152: Dr. John Rusin: Long-term Gainz Without the Aches & Pains!
01:17:26
This week, Joe sits down with Dr. John Rusin. Together, they discuss a variety of topics including: Strategies for reducing pain, increasing strength and living healthier; How "corrective exercises" SHOULD be implemented; The 6 phases of a proper warm-up; The daily activity that everyone with low back pain should be doing; The 6 foundational movement patterns that should be the cornerstone of everyone's training; John's evaluation process with new clients...and Much MORE!
For Show Notes & Timestamps go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Feb 15, 2018
Episode 151: Never-Before-Told Stories of Struggle From My First 5 Years in Business!
A young struggling business owner asks Joe to share some of the challenges he faced during his "come up" in the fitness industry. 
Joe responds by detailing 5 never-before-told stories of struggle from his early years in business. 
For Show Notes & Timestamps go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Feb 08, 2018
Episode 150: Paul Rabil On Humility, Turning Pro vs. STAYING Pro & More!
01:40:09

This week, Joe sits down with the world's most recognizable lacrosse player, Paul Rabil.  They discuss a wide variety of topics including:  Humility, what it takes to make it to the professional level vs. what it takes to STAY pro;  The importance of recovery; Overcoming setbacks, productivity and daily rituals; book recommendations...and Much MORE! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com


 

Jan 31, 2018
Episode 149: The TRUTH About BCAAs!
01:05:36

This week, Joe takes a deep dive on 4 different topics: #1 Should You Be Concerned With Elevated Liver Enzymes? #2 Are BCAAs a Waste of Money? #3 Should You Perform Your Most Important Workout on Monday? #4 Does Fruit Make You Fat? 

For Show Notes & Timestamps go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

Jan 25, 2018
Episode 148: Dr. Tom Talks Hormone Optimization, Functional Testing & Fat Loss!
01:06:45
Dr. Tom makes his first podcast appearance of 2018 and he's got a lot to talk about! Topics of discussion include: The role genetics play in obesity; "Metabolic multi-tasking"; Inflammatory foods; Hormone optimization; The NEW Hormone Test that most people don't know exists...and Much MORE! 
For Show Notes & Timestamps go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jan 18, 2018
Episode 147: Programming Unilateral Exercises & Micro-dosing Your Workouts w/ Cameron Josse
01:14:35

The first half of this week's show is dedicated to unilateral training. Cameron Josse discusses why he's added more unilateral work into his athlete's programs, how his current template differs from the "original" DeFranco's template, and the benefits of max-effort unilateral exercises. Joe also shares some lesser-known benefits of unilateral training for the "over 40" crowd. The second half of the show is dedicated to "micro-dosing" and how both Cameron and Joe have recently experienced better gains from doing LESS. 

For Show Notes & Timestamps go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

Jan 11, 2018
Episode 146: Startin' 2018 STRONG! [Actionable Advice on Training, Nutrition & Business]
01:35:57
Joe D. answers some of the most popular questions he received during 2017. Topics include: Top 3 Training Mistakes You Must Avoid To Make GAINZ; 3 Easy Steps to Healthy Shoulders; Top 3 Stretches for Reducing Low-Back Pain; Joe's Favorite On-The-Go Healthy Snacks; Top 5 Supplements for Men Over 40; Best Practices for Making Your New Year's Fitness Goals Stick; Top 3 Steps to Opening a Warehouse Gym; How To Launch a Successful 1st Product...and More! 
For Show Notes & Timestamps go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jan 04, 2018
Episode145: Joe D. Talks Training, Nutrition, Parenting, and More!
02:00:08
For the final show of 2017, Joe spends almost 2 hours answering questions on a wide variety of topics! 
To see the specific questions (along with their timestamps), go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Dec 28, 2017
144: How to Train Pain-Free Forever [10 Tips for Life-Long Progress]
01:19:00
This week, Joe shares 10 techniques that will help prevent injuries, speed up recovery, and lead to life-long progress in the gym. 
For Show Notes & Timestamps go to:  www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Dec 21, 2017
Episode 143: Does Overtraining Really Exist?
01:09:52
This week, Joe D. gives his thoughts on Overtraining. Does it really exist or is it a fallacy? This leads Joe into a conversation about Recovery. 
He discusses "active" vs "passive" recovery methods, practical ways to determine your daily readiness, the importance of autoregulating your training, and Much MORE! For Show Notes & TIMESTAMPS go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Dec 14, 2017
Episode 142: Turning Setbacks into Comebacks w/ Mickey Gall
55:26
Joe D. and Mickey Gall allow the audience to "eavesdrop" on their first conversation since Mickey's loss at UFC 217. The tough conversation leads to some very valuable lessons and advice that anyone can apply to their business or life.
For Show Notes & Timestamps go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Dec 07, 2017
Episode: 141 How to Create a Culture of Badassery w/ the OG's of Warehouse Gyms
01:26:33
Before there were "boxes" on every street corner, two dudes from New Jersey were kicking ass and changing lives in their small, sweaty warehouse gyms. Today, warehouse gyms equipped with tractor tires, prowlers and chains have become the norm. Many people credit Joe DeFranco & Jason Ferruggia for pioneering these types of gyms. On today's show, Joe & Jay reveal how they created a world-class culture in each of their respective gyms. If you want your business to develop the "it" factor - this episode is a must-listen! 
For Show Notes & Timestamps go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Nov 30, 2017
EP 140: Jeff Cavaliere on Work Ethic, Youtube Success, Nutrition & More!
01:35:58
This week, Joe sits down with Jeff Cavaliere - a professional sports physical therapist and strength coach, and the creator of ATHLEAN-X. Topics of discussion include: How Jeff got started in the fitness industry; Jeff's first "big break"; How he's successfully used youtube to market his business; The process involved in creating a quality youtube video; The difference between "having a job" vs "working"; Common gym mistakes that lead to injury; Jeff's personal approach to training and nutrition...and Much MORE!
For Show Notes & Timestamps go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Nov 22, 2017
Episode 139: 5 Gym Lessons I've Successfully Applied to Business/Life
01:07:15
Joe shares his recent Starbucks encounter where a fan asked him to specifically describe how "the gym teaches you everything you need to know about life". 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Nov 16, 2017
Episode 138: The ART of Sports Science w/ Dr. Fergus Connolly
01:11:46

This weeks guest is Dr. Fergus Connolly. Fergus is the author of "GAME CHANGER" and currently the Performance Director for the University of Michigan's football program. During this week's podcast, Joe and Cameron both sit down with Fergus to ask him questions regarding to  psychology, coaching, and sports science. Some specific topics of discussion include: Why Fergus decided to write "GAME CHANGER"; Fergus describes his "4 Coactive Model"; The over-reliance on PHYSICAL qualities; Prioritizing health when training athletes; Building cohesion amongst your team; Training your weaknesses vs "doubling down" on your strengths...and Much MORE! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

Nov 09, 2017
Episode 137: Joe D. Gets Personal! [Off-Topic Q&A]
This week, Joe continues his Instagram Q&A from last week, but this time he's focussing on the "non-training" questions. Question topics include: George DeFranco stories, Turning "negatives" into "positives", Shopping cart stories, Urinating in strange places, Joe D's #1 phobia, Quotes to live by, The next "big thing" in Joe D's career, Defining "success", Dealing with depleted brain chemistry, and much more! 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Nov 02, 2017
Episode 136: 90-Minute Q&A w/ Joe D!
01:36:05
Joe D. spends 90 straight minutes answering YOUR questions. He covers a wide variety of topics including: Training while pregnantLanding celebrity clientsPreparing for Ninja Warrior competitions, and his Top 5 workout songs - just to name a few! 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Oct 26, 2017
Episode 135: Adjusting Macros to Build Muscle & Lose Fat
58:08
After a 9-week hiatus, Dr. Tom returns to the Industrial Strength Show! This week, Joe and Dr. Tom discuss the following topics: 
How to adjust macros to reach your personal goals; Post-Workout macronutrient ratio guidelines; "Nutrient Partitioning"; Strength training guidelines for athletes that compete in weight-class sports; The 7 Biomarkers of Longevity; DeFranco's Nutritional Supplement SALE...and MORE!
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Oct 19, 2017
Episode 134: Training vs "Working Out", Ignoring Your Competition, & More!
59:58
This week, Joe answers an email from a concerned podcast listener. The email prompts Joe to address two different topics during the show: 
#1) Is Joe hurting his business by giving away too much free information to his competitors? #2) What's the difference between "Training" & "Working Out"? 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Oct 12, 2017
Episode 133: Strength Training & Pre-Pubescent Children: Is it Dangerous?
01:17:53
This week Joe answers an email sent in from one of his listeners. He spends the first half of the show discussing the misconceptions surrounding strength training and pre-pubescent children. The second half of the show is dedicated to the busy "washed-up meathead". Joe shares some of the methods he's currently been using to cut down on his gym time without sacrificing results! 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Oct 05, 2017
Episode132: BONUS Q&A! [Increasing Punching Power & Joe D's Current Workout Routine]
53:51
As promised, Joe D. provides a second show this week (in order to make up for last week's show "disappearing"). During this bonus episode, Joe gives in-depth insight into his "recipe" for improving punching power and his current workout routine. 
For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Sep 29, 2017
Episode 131: Paul "The Wolf" Reddick Solves Your Business Problems!
01:13:06

Paul Reddick sits down with Joe D. to discuss how his 567 Academy is changing the lives of fitness entrepreneurs across the country. 

Topics of discussion include: What is the 567 Academy?; Biggest mistakes most businesses make; What you should and shouldn't copy; The "secret" to getting more clients; The importance of "doing stuff"; How someone can become your worst competitor; How YOU can get involved in the 567 Academy...and much Much MORE! 

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

Sep 28, 2017
Episode 129: When Violence Is The Answer [Tim Larkin interview]
01:20:53

This week Joe interviews self-defense expert and NY Times best-selling author Tim Larkin. Tim discusses his new book, "When Violence Is The Answer - Learning How To Do What It Takes When Your Life Is At Stake". 

For Show Notes & Timestamps go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com 

Sep 14, 2017
EP 128: Brian MacKenzie on the Benefits of Nasal Breathing, Down regulation & More!
01:27:32

This week Joe interviews world-renowned human performance specialist - Brian MacKenzie. Brian has studied performance and movement since 2001 with altitude, hypoxia, breathing mechanics & methods, along with heat and cold exposure. While listening to this week's podcast, you will hear Brian discuss the following topics: What it takes to complete a 100-mile run; The unique way in which Brian utilizes the "Training Mask"; The importance of nasal breathing; The affect that mouth-breathing has on your immune system; Step-by-step instruction through one of Brian's favorite breathing protocols...and much, Much MORE! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

Sep 07, 2017
EP 127: Dr. Andy Galpin talks Research & "Real World" Training Correlation (PART 2)
01:28:16

This week you'll hear Part 2 of Joe's conversation with Dr. Andy Galpin. Topics of discussion include: Force-Velocity profiling & trainability; Can you spend too much time training your weak points; The effect of 'set programming' vs autoregulating your training; The process Andy takes his potential clients through; MMA conditioning...and More!

For Show Notes & Timestamps go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

Aug 31, 2017
Episode 126: Dr. Andy Galpin talks Research & Real World Training Correlation (PART 1)
01:09:47

This week, Joe interviews Dr. Andy Galpin. Andy holds a PhD in Human Bioenergetics and is a professor at the Center for Sports Performance (Cal State, Fullerton). In Part 1 of this 2-part interview, Andy discusses a wide range of topics, some of which include: Why he decided to go the "academic/research" route; Balancing the physiology & psychology of training; Latest research on speed training; The best way to get your TRUE max heart rate; The 5 best predictors of mortality...and Much MORE! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

Aug 24, 2017
Episode 125: Fat Loss Talk, Mystery Guest & NEW Product Reveal!

Dr. Tom Bilella returns to the Industrial Strength Show and he's got a lot to talk about! Topics include: The inappropriate April Fools joke he played on Joe that almost cost him their friendship; PARENTS BEWARE: The Dangers of "phthalates" in your child's food; Dr. Tom's notes from Dr. Jade Teta's lecture on Fat Loss; NEW DeFranco supplement revealed!; A "mystery guest" joins the show...and Much MORE! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

Aug 17, 2017
Episode 124: Training Duration - How Much Time Should You Spend In The Gym?
49:23

This week, Joe dedicates the entire show to the least "popular" training variable - DURATION. Topics of discussion include: The hormonal response to training; The "Dorian Yates" approach vs longer workouts; Why "All Exercises Were NOT Created Equal"...and how this effects the length of your workout; Advice for those who like to train longer than an hour; Suggestions for reducing your time spent in the gym (without reducing results)...and Much MORE! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps visit Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show 

Aug 10, 2017
Episode 123: Talkin' Mobility & Pliability with Dr. Trevor Bachmeyer
01:23:51

This week, Joe sits down with Dr. Trevor Bachmeyer. Trevor's "smashwerx" youtube channel has been a personal favorite of Joe's for the past year. On today's show, Joe & Trevor discuss a wide variety of topics including: Trevor's "Injury Prediction System"; Advice for regaining mobility after surgery; Trevor's BIG 3 mobility drills for EVERYONE; The importance of holding stretches for 2 minutes; Improving hip internal rotation; Mobility vs. Stability; Foam rolling the IT Band; Top Mobility Myths; The 3 mobility moves Trevor personally does EVERY HOUR of EVERY DAY...and much More! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

Aug 03, 2017
Episode 122: Joe D's Thoughts on Exercise Selection, McGregor vs Mayweather & More!

Joe returns from vacation to give his thoughts on a variety of topics including: James Harrison's recent 1800lb sled push, The Art of Exercise Selection, and the upcoming fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather!  

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

Jul 27, 2017
Episode 121: Training For The 40-Yard Dash
01:15:31

This week, Joe D. and Cameron Josse break down the 40-Yard Dash. While listening to this show, you'll learn their favorite drills, exercises, techniques and templates for running a faster 40. For Show Notes & Timestamps go to Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Jul 13, 2017
Episode 120: The TRUTH About Coconut Oil & Other Dietary Fats!

Dr. Tom Bilella returns to the show to set the record straight regarding the American Heart Association's recent report about coconut oil. Other topics of discussion include: How to determine your own macros (based on your goals); The importance of "nutrient timing"; Troubleshooting Ashley DeFranco's recent fatigue and carb cravings; Layne Norton debate update...and Much MORE! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

Jul 06, 2017
Episode 119: Bret Contreras, PhD - More Than Just "The Glute Guy"
01:29:51

This week, Joe sits down with the world's leading expert on glute training - Bret Contreras. But don't be fooled, Bret isn't just "The Glute Guy". He's got a PhD in Sports Science and is very well-versed in all things related to muscle-building and sports performance. During this conversation, Joe and Bret discuss a wide array of topics which include: How Bret became obsessed with glutes; Top 5 exercises to build the glutes; High-rep vs Low-rep training; Bret's in-house EMG experiments; Heavy sled training; Vertical jump discussion; "Bro Science"; Insecure people on social media and in the fitness industry...and Much MORE! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps go to Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Jun 29, 2017
Episode 118: Staying Motivated & 42 Years of Pet Peeves!
01:15:10

During this week's special birthday edition of the podcast, Joe provides a bunch of helpful tips to his listeners that are having trouble staying motivated. He then turns a "Top 10 Pet Peeves list" into an epic rant involving 30+ pet peeves and classic Joe D. stories. 

For Show Notes & Timestamps go to Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Jun 22, 2017
Episode117: Science vs. Experience [Joe D. Rant Alert!]
55:50

This week, Joe reads an email from a listener who wants to know his thoughts on "Scientific Research vs Practical Experience". This leads to an episode-long rant on the topic. Enjoy :) 

For Show Notes & Timestamps go to Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Jun 15, 2017
Episode 116: Strong Bastard 911 Backstory & FAQ
01:27:04

The 3rd Annual Strong Bastard 911 Transformation Challenge is underway! In honor of this event, Jim "Smitty" Smith joins the show to discuss the backstory behind the creation of the SB911 program. After Joe & Smitty reveal the "method behind the madness", they answer some common questions associated with the SB911 program. Questions include: How to add more "conditioning" to the SB911 program; Rest interval guidelines; Training to failure vs. "leaving reps in the tank"; Drop sets vs. Drop-off sets; Warming up to your max weight; Favorite push-up variations; Incorporating the sled and prowler into the program...and Much MORE! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps go to Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Jun 08, 2017
Episode 115: Joe D. Instagram Q&A - Part 2
01:32:42

Joe kicks off this week's show by giving updates on "The Great Debate", 3rd Annual SB911 Transformation Challenge, and a new DeFranco tee that's about to drop. After his updates, he continues the Instagram Q&A he started last week. Topics of discussion include: Heavy concentric-only deadlifting for improving sprinting speed; What Youtuber's are doing the fitness industry a good service; Three keys to developing relationships with clients; Best accessory exercises for the bench press and deadlift; Benefits of intraset iso-holds; Joe's favorite Jersey Shore nightclub; Best sled exercises to build the glutes & hamstrings; Can leg extensions be used for quad hypertrophy and knee rehabilitation; Best way to perform Farmer's Walks; The purpose of "leaving one rep in the tank"...and MORE! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps go to Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Jun 01, 2017
Episode 114: Joe D. Instagram Q&A - Part 1
01:37:18

For the first time in 4 months, Joe D. answers listener questions! In Part 1 of this 2-part Q&A, Joe answers questions on the following topics: Training for size vs. strength; Joe's basic warm-up template; Deadlift grip recommendations; How to treat shoulder impingement; Training with chronic lower back pain; Joe D's biggest influences; Fixing anterior pelvic tilt; Modifying SB911 for volleyball players; Thoughts on intermittent fasting; How to progress bodyweight movements; Joe D's alternative career choices...and More!

For Show Notes & Timestamps go to Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

May 25, 2017
Episode113: Chris Duffin - The Mad Scientist of Strength
01:26:44

This week, Joe sits down with Chris Duffin of Kabuki Strength. Topics of conversation include: Chris' unique upbringing and how it's affected his life; How & Why Chris left his lucrative corporate job; Bridging the gap between clinical rehab professionals and strength coaches; Chris' coaching style and his "load tensioning sequence"; Using velocity as an "autoregulation marker"; The preparation prior to deadlifting 1000lbs for reps; Tips for prioritizing your life...and Much MORE! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Podcast

May 18, 2017
Episode112: Dr. Tom is TICKED OFF! [Calls Out Former Guests]

Dr. Tom Bilella returns to the Industrial Strength Show for the first time in 12 weeks...and he's TICKED OFF! Find out WHY by listening to this week's explosive episode! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps visit Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

May 11, 2017
Episode 111: Heavy Sled Sprints for Maximizing Power & Speed

DeFranco's Director of Training, Cameron Josse, discusses his recent case study involving American football players. While listening to this podcast you will learn: The specifics of Cameron's experiment; New "crazy" sled loading recommendations for achieving maximum power output during sled sprints; How to find YOUR "maximal resisted sled load"; The weekly training template Cameron designed for the 4-week experiment; How to improve your 40-yard dash time WITHOUT running full 40's...and Much MORE! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

May 04, 2017
Episode 110: Charles Poliquin Talks Strength, Food Intolerance Testing, Neurotransmitter Dominance & More!
02:00:19

This week, Joe sits down with world-renowned strength coach, Charles Poliquin. Topics of discussion include: Writing for Muscle Media magazine; Food Intolerance Testing; Boosting testosterone naturally; The importance of testing for neurotransmitter dominance and deficiency; Force-Velocity profiling athletes; Best strength and mobility movements; The theory behind Charles' Kinetic Chain Enhancement technique; Intra and post-workout supplementation for fat loss; Modifications to diet and exercise for men over 40...and Much MORE! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Apr 27, 2017
Episode 109: Mark Bell - The Consistent, Transparent, Caring [and STRONG] Meathead Millionaire

This week, Joe sits down with SuperTraining Gym owner & Slingshot inventor, Mark Bell. Topics of discussion include: The 3 key components to Mark's success; Why Mark made his gym FREE; Setting goals; Mark's current training routine; Mark's "War on Carbs"; Best advice for those looking to start their own gym; Mark's favorite brand of...toilet paper (WTF?!), and Much MORE! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Apr 20, 2017
Episode: 108 Dr. Layne Norton on Flexible Dieting, Paying Dues in the Fitness Industry & More!
01:24:41

This week, Joe sits down with Dr. Layne Norton. Topics of discussion include: Paying Your Dues in the Fitness Industry; Dr. Layne's Avatar Nutrition service; The Concept and TRUTH behind Flexible Dieting; Ketogenic Diet misconceptions; Working for a Professional Sports Team vs. Working in the Private Sector; Benefits of Blood Flow Restriction Training; Strategies for Growing your Social Media following...and MORE! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

Apr 13, 2017
Episode 107: Mike Jolly on Neck Strength, Concussion Prevention & More!
01:17:20

This week, Joe sits down with the inventor of The Iron Neck, Mike Jolly. While listening to this podcast you will learn: The back story behind The Iron Neck and its creation; The 3 components of neck strength; The difference between a concussion versus a "sub-concussive" blow; Why most athletes train their neck improperly; What makes The Iron Neck so unique...and much, Much MORE! 

For Show Notes and Timestamps goto Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Apr 06, 2017
Episode 106: Triple H on Work Ethic, Making Sacrifices, and his New Training Regimen!

Triple H makes his return appearance to the Industrial Strength Show! Topics of discussion include: His New Training Regimen Leading Into This Year's Wrestlemania; Eating Clean on the Road; Where Does Triple H Draw HIS Inspiration From; The Mindset of Successful People vs. Negative People; Living Your Passion; Keeping Energy High on Little to No Sleep; Making Sacrifices; How to Approach Your Weaknesses, and much, Much MORE! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps visit Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Mar 30, 2017
Episode 105: Bobby Maximus - The Power of Positive Self Talk, Leading by Example, and More!

This week, Joe talks shop with former UFC fighter and current general manager of the world-famous Gym Jones - Bobby Maximus. Topics of discussion include: Leading by Example; The Power of Positive Self Talk; Daily Rituals; Gym Culture; Recovery Methods; Meditation, and More! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps visit Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Mar 23, 2017
Episode 104: bELieve: Eric LeGrand interview

Eric LeGrand makes a return appearance to the Industrial Strength Show to give an update on his rehab, talk about his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame, and more! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Mar 16, 2017
Episode103: Talkin' Trash w/ WWE Superstar Enzo Amore!

This week, Joe sits down with WWE Superstar (and original "DeFranco Disciple") Enzo Amore. This entertaining conversation is jam-packed with funny stories, life lessons, and laughs. Topics include: The FULL STORY behind Enzo's [DeFranco's Gym] tattoo; How Enzo landed a tryout with the WWE without having any wrestling experience; How Enzo almost got fired shortly after signing his WWE contract; The toughest part of "making it" in the wrestling business; The importance of LIVING your passion...and much, Much MORE! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps go to Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Mar 10, 2017
Episode 102: Think Less & DO More!

Joe D. shares a story about a young lifter he met at Whole Foods and the lessons he learned from their conversation! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Mar 02, 2017
Episode 101: The BEST Mobility Drill Nobody is Doing!

Joe begins this episode by thanking the audience for their generous iTunes reviews (then he gets into some other "small talk") before answering four different questions from his listeners. Q&A topics include: The Best Mobility Drill Nobody is Doing; Best "Indicator Exercises" for Predicting Sprinting Speed; How to Build Your Personal Brand; Incorporating Isometrics into Your Training. 

For Show Notes & Timestamps visit Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Feb 23, 2017
Episode 100: The World's Most Beneficial Supplement?!

Joe celebrates his 100th podcast episode with longtime friend and nutrition guru Dr. Tom Bilella! They kick off the show with some exciting news, then proceed to discuss nutrition, training...and what just may be the world's most beneficial supplement! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps visit: Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Feb 16, 2017
Episode 99: Joe D. Talks Business!
01:09:40

Joe kicks off the episode with an update on his 100 Rep Bench Press Challenge. After explaining how bad he got his ass kicked by 64 different people worldwide, Joe then begins today's business discussion. Topics include: Why Most Small Businesses Fail; The Importance of Having Multiple Revenue Streams; Joe D's Inner Circle of Business Acquaintances; Best Marketing Strategies for a Gym Owner in 2017; Dealing With Competition & Negativity in the Fitness Industry...and much more! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps visit: Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Feb 09, 2017
Episode 98: Hormone Replacement Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injuries with Dr. Johanan Rand
01:29:05

This week, Joe interviews New Jersey's premiere Anti-Aging Specialist - Dr. Johanan Rand. Topics of discussion include: The Stigma Surrounding Hormone Replacement Therapy; Why Most Medical Doctors Take the "Bandaid Approach"; The Difference Between Functional Medicine and Traditional Medical Care; The Dangers of "Silent Inflammation"; Hormone Replacement Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injuries; The Importance of Balancing ALL Your Hormones, Not Just Testosterone; Supplement Recommendations for Optimal Brain Health...and much Much MORE! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps visit: Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Feb 02, 2017
Episode 97: Advanced Jump Training
01:06:38

This week, Joe D. and Cameron talk about advanced jump training methods. Specific topics of discussion include: Force-Velocity Profiling; Depth Jump Programming; Single Leg Jump Progressions; Volume Recommendations; Favorite Advanced Exercises...and much Much MORE! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto: Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Jan 26, 2017
Episode 96: Joe D. Answers 60 Questions in 60 Minutes?!

This week, Joe attempts to answer 60 questions "rapid-fire-style" in 60 minutes. He doesn't accomplish his goal of 60 minutes, but he DOES end up answering EVERY question! If you're interested in knowing the specific questions ahead of time, check out the Show Notes & Timestamps at Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Jan 19, 2017
Episode 95: Dr. Tom Talks Intermittent Fasting, Ketogenic Diets & More!
01:31:22

This week, Dr. Tom "The Guru" Bilella and Joe D. answer YOUR nutrition and supplementation questions! Topics of discussion include: The Benefits & Drawbacks of Intermittent Fasting; Pros & Cons of Ketogenic Diets; Supplementing with "Exogenous Ketones"; The 5 Supplements Everyone Should Be Taking; Most Effective Forms of Creatine; Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits...and much, Much MORE! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto: Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Jan 12, 2017
Episode 94: The TRUTH About "Functional Strength"!
01:14:16

James "Smitty" Smith joins Joe D. to discuss the common misconception of "functional training" and how you can properly implement "special strength" exercises into your program. Together, they reveal the methods that have the greatest potential for transferring an athlete's "weight room" strength onto the athletic field. 

For Show Notes & Timestamps go to: Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Jan 05, 2017
Top 10 Takeaways From My 2016 Podcast Guests!
01:29:08

Joe uses the final show of 2016 to recall his favorite lessons and takeaways from the guests that appeared on the Industrial Strength Show in 2016. Guest appearances included: Paul "Triple H" Levesque, Stephanie McMahon, Dr. Tom Bilella, Matt Mayberry, Dan Ogden, Rohan Murphy, Jeff Sica, Charlotte Flair, Cameron Josse & Steve Weatherford! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto: Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Dec 29, 2016
Episode 92: The Formula for Prosperity w/ Super Bowl Champ Steve Weatherford
01:24:18

This week, Joe sits down with former NFL punter turned fitness entrepreneur Steve Weatherford. Topics of discussion include: Life as an NFL Free Agent, Overcoming Adversity; Steve's 4-Step Formula for Prosperity; Positive Self Talk; The Importance of Taking Care of Your Body; Getting Kicked out of Planet Fitness; ARMageddon...and much, Much MORE! 

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

Dec 22, 2016
Episode 91: The Future of DeFranco's & Programming for Speed w/ Cameron Josse

Joe kicks off this weeks episode by telling the audience about the changes that are happening at DeFranco's and the future of the brand. DeFranco's Director of Training, Cameron Josse, sits in for the second half of the show to discuss how he programs for Speed. Specific topics of discussion include: Volume Recommendations, Program Design, Technical Problems & Solutions, Speed vs. "Conditioning", Training Technology...and much, Much MORE! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto: Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Dec 15, 2016
Episode 90: The Over-Delivering, Rule-Breaking Podcast!
01:10:27

Joe kicks off this week's episode with a true story of how a company over-delivered for him last week and turned him into a "raving fan"! He then reads this week's training question about Exercise Order. Joe discusses his Top 3 Rules regarding Exercise Order and Program Design, as well as the most common exceptions to the rules. He then shares a "flip-flop" technique he's been using to increase strength and mobility - while drastically reducing injury potential. He concludes the show by revealing a "magic" way to loosen chronically tight hips WITHOUT stretching! 

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

Dec 07, 2016
Episode 89: Interview with 3X WWE Women's Champ Charlotte Flair
01:10:35

In this week's episode Joe interviews WWE superstar Charlotte Flair. Topics of discussion include: How Charlotte fits training into her busy schedule; The specifics of Charlotte's current training routine; The role Charlotte's youth played in her current success as an athlete [Hint: she did NOT "specialize" in any one sport as a child]; How Charlotte "changed the game" in the WWE and put Women's Wrestling back on the map; The importance of having a daily routine and planning ahead; The "Never Give Up" mindset...and much, Much MORE! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto: Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Dec 01, 2016
Episode 88: World's Strongest Wealth Manager [Jeff Sica interview]

In this week's episode, Joe sits down with his longtime friend, client, and highly successful wealth manager - Jeff Sica. Their hour-long conversation is jam-packed with a wide variety of useful information and entertaining stories including: How Jeff became the first "non athlete" accepted into DeFranco's Gym; The parallel between DeFranco's original storage closet gym and the movie, "The Breakfast Club"; The power of NOT "blending with the crowd"; Funny behind-the-scenes stories from DeFranco's Gym; Jeff answers the question, "Why are so many former pro athletes broke?"; Joe & Jeff share their favorite methods of meditation...and much, Much MORE! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps go to: Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Nov 23, 2016
Episode 87: Blood Flow Restriction Training: Hype or Here to Stay?

In this weeks episode, Joe talks about his recent experiences with Occlusion Training, aka, Blood Flow Restriction. He discusses the theory behind this technique, as well as "best practices" for those looking to incorporate it into their training. He also shares the exact protocol he's currently using in his own training, along with suggestions for others who may have different goals. 

For Show Notes & Timestamps go to: Industrial Strength Show

Nov 17, 2016
Episode 86: Gut Check Time with Dr. Tom Bilella!

Dr. Tom returns to the Industrial Strength Show to talk about "gut health" and its connection to your brain, mood, immune system, and body fat percentage! The show concludes with Joe D. & Dr. Tom answering some Frequently Asked Questions regarding nutrition and supplementation. 

For Show Notes & Timestamps go to: IndustrialStrengthShow.comm

Nov 10, 2016
Episode 85: Rohan Murphy interview - No Excuses.

On this weeks show, Joe interviews special guest Rohan Murphy. Rohan talks about living an excuse-free life without legs, How he "walked on" the Penn State wrestling team, Why you should outline your life in pencil [not pen], and how he lives with Purpose, Passion, Pride & Perspective. 

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto: Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Nov 03, 2016
Episode 84: Meet Dan Ogden - Mr. Strong Bastard 2016!

In this weeks episode, Joe interviews the winner of the 2nd Annual Strong Bastard 911 Transformation Challenge - Dan Ogden. Dan talks about how he achieved the greatest gains of his life, overcoming adversity, nutrition, and the importance of mindset and consistency. 

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto: Industrial Strength Show

Oct 27, 2016
Episode 83: How To Create Savage Athletes With Only A Rack & Sled.

Joe starts this weeks podcast by announcing the "Final Four" in the Strong Bastard 911 Transformation Contest - including this years Grand Champion! He then returns to his roots and answers a question from a young garage gym owner who's looking to maximize his training results with minimal equipment, space, and money. 

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto: Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Oct 20, 2016
Episode 82: The Single Best Muscle Building Exercise For Each Body Part!

Joe kicks off this weeks show by recognizing the "Sweet 16" finishers in the 2nd Annual Strong Bastard 911 Transformation Challenge! He then gets down to business and tackles three very interesting training topics: #1 Pros & Cons of Full Body Workouts vs. Upper/Lower Training Splits.  #2 The BEST Performance Enhancer NOBODY Is Talking About!  #3 Joe's Favorite Muscle-Building Exercise For Each Bodypart! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto: Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Oct 13, 2016
Episode 81: How to Burn Fat Without Losing Muscle

Joe starts this weeks show by revealing the specifics of the new DVD & manual that he and James "Smitty" Smith will be releasing next month! He then spends the rest of the show answering the two most popular twitter questions from this week: 1 - "What are the best training methods for burning fat while maintaining (or potentially gaining) muscle?"  2 - "What are Joe D's favorite PRE-workout shake recipes?" 

While listening to this week's show you will also learn the story behind #ChefBoyarJoeDee and Joe D's favorite "sneaky" workout #SixtyPickup :)

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

Oct 06, 2016
Episode 80: The Dirtiest Trick for a Stronger Deadlift & Random Q&A!

Joe returns from Austin, TX and shares some stories from his crazy week of traveling. You will hear about an amazing display of kindness and "meathead manners", along with the thing that pisses Joe off most when flying. After "story time", Joe answers four random questions from the audience. TOPICS INCLUDE: The "Joe D. way" of buying bananas; The Best Stretch You're NOT Doing; Dirty Trick for a Stronger Deadlift; Giving Away Too Much Free Information; The Future of DeFranco's...and much Much MORE! For Show Notes & Timestamps goto: IndustrialStrengthShow.com

Sep 29, 2016
Episode 79: Concussion Prevention for Combat Athletes

Joe kicks off this week's episode by thanking the audience for their positive response to last week's podcast and his new line of nutritional supplements. He makes an announcement as to how he'll be "giving back" to the audience this week - along with some exciting news regarding the launch of his REBUILT ebook! He then spends a few minutes answering the 5 most common questions he's been receiving about DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements. 

The second half of the show is spent discussing ways that combat athletes can reduce their risk of suffering a concussion. SPECIFIC TOPICS INCLUDE: The "dangers" of wearing protective headgear; Strength training recommendations for the 4 functions of the neck; The importance of isometric strength; In-season vs off-season training...and much Much MORE! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto: Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Sep 22, 2016
Episode 78: Solving The Problem With The Supplement Industry

In this weeks episode, Dr. Tom Bilella rejoins Joe D, and together they talk about the problem with the supplement industry...and what they're doing to fix it! For Show Notes & Timestamps from today's show goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

Sep 15, 2016
Episode 77: Matt Mayberry interview - Turning Failures into Gifts
01:08:13

Matt Mayberry returns to the Industrial Strength Show to discuss his new book, "WINNING PLAYS: Tackling Adversity And Achieving Success In Business And In Life", along with a number of other topics. These topics include: The importance of 'taking action'; Turning failures into gifts; Shifting your perspective from negative to positive; Why you should create a 'personal development plan'; The 3 characteristics of all great Leaders; Why every "businessman" needs to make time to workout...and much, Much MORE! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto: Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Sep 08, 2016
Episode 76: Are Deload Weeks Delaying Your Progress?

Joe steps off a plane and immediately jumps on the podcast to talk about his recent trip to the WWE Performance Center and Disney World. After the usual Joe D. "water cooler" talk, he reveals the topic of this weeks show - Deload Weeks! 

Specific areas of discussion include: What Exactly Is A "Deload" Week?; The 3 Best Deloading Strategies; Can Deload Weeks Delay Your Progress?; How Often Should You Deload?; The Secret to Coming Back Stronger After Your Deload Week...and much, Much MORE! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto: Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Sep 01, 2016
Episode 75: Business Advice for Meatheads
01:44:57

Joe kicks off this week's show with an #OperationRebuildJoeD update, a recap of his "Summerslam" weekend, and a look ahead to his family vacation. The rest of the show is dedicated to answering business-related emails. Specific email topics include: How did reading the E-Myth specifically help Joe's business; What you should & should NOT say on your resume or during a job interview; How did Joe choose what his first product was going to be, and how did he know it was the right time to offer it; Joe D's top tips for improving work:family balance...and much, Much MORE! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto: IndustrialStrengthShow.com.

Aug 25, 2016
Episode 74: Sprint Talk, The Greatest Exercise EVER, & Surprise Guest!

Joe kicks off this week's episode with a surprise guest! He then talks about Usain Bolt's Olympic performance and how it influenced this week's podcast. He then answers some listener questions. Topics include: Is it detrimental to an athlete's speed if they "open up" their back elbow and extend past 90-degrees during acceleration; What distances are most effective when performing resisted sprints; Joe's favorite core exercises for improving sprinting speed; The single best exercise EVER...and much, Much MORE! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto: Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

 


 

Aug 18, 2016
Episode 73: Break Out of Your Comfort Zone & Become Superhuman!
01:35:55

Joe kicks off this week's podcast by answering an email from a listener who criticized his show. After setting the record straight, Joe begins his #OperationRebuildJoeD talk. He reminds the audience about the 4 goals he set for himself at the beginning of his "rebuilding process", then reflects back on the benefits of training "outside his comfort zone" during the last 12 weeks. He then shares the specific results of his "testing" week, while providing some training tips and tricks that contributed to his success. He concludes the show by making a very BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto: The Industrial Strength Show

Aug 11, 2016
Episode 72: Joe D's Pre & Post-Workout Nutrition/Supplementation Recommendations

Joe starts this weeks podcast by sharing some bad news and some good news regarding #OperationRebuildJoeD. The rest of the show is dedicated to pre & post-workout nutrition/supplementation. Specific topics of discussion include: Brian Cushing's pre-workout nutrition tip revisited; The drawbacks of consuming too many calories too close to your workout; Joe D's TOP 5 pre-workout snacks; Joe D's favorite pre-workout supplements; The safest, most-affordable pre-workout alternative for stimulant junkies; The "bonus" pre-workout supplement that everyone forgets about (but it should be a staple in your diet year-round)  Joe D's Top POST-Workout supplement recommendations; The reason why Joe D. still believes in the "post-workout shake"...and much, much MORE! 

For Show Notes & Timestamps go to: Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Aug 04, 2016
Episode 71: The 3 Most Undervalued Aspects of Programming
01:26:02

Joe starts this weeks episode by explaining the podcasting "audio fiasco" he's been going through. He then attempts (for the third time) to begin this weeks show. He starts by telling the audience about his recent family getaway and how it affected #OperationRebuildJoeD. He then shares some cutting edge research that's he's involved in regarding "Med Ball Volleyball". He spends the last part of the show talking about the 3 most undervalued aspects of programming and how they have affected the success of his gym and brand.

Jul 28, 2016
Episode 70: How To Prevent Injury, Benefits of "Med Ball Volleyball", Home Gym Essentials & More!

Joe starts this weeks podcast by sharing some stories from last weekend's DVD shoot and the impact it had on #OperationRebuildJoeD. He then answers a few of the audience's questions. Q&A TOPICS INCLUDE: Max-Effort Training for Wrestlers; The Benefits of "Med Ball Volleyball"; The Single Best Way to Prevent Injury; Best Rep Range for Developing Size & Strength; What it means to "Work up to" a 3RM; The Risk & Benefit of Performing "Core Activation" Exercises in Your Warm-up; Joe D's List of "Home Gym Essentials"...and much Much MORE! 

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

Jul 14, 2016
Episode 69: Summer's Here: Stay Lean by Avoiding 6 Common Mistakes!

Joe starts this week's podcast by giving the audience an update on #OperationRebuildJoeD. He also shares the specifics of his current "post-cleanse" diet. The second half of the show is dedicated to helping the listeners stay lean this summer. Are you making 1 of the 6 most common mistakes that hijack most people's gains each and every summer?! Find out by listening to this weeks show! 

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

Jul 07, 2016
Episode 68: Joe D. Plays Doctor?!

In this weeks episode, Joe gives an update on #OperationRebuildJoeD and shares some highlights (and "lowlights") from his 2-week cleanse. Joe spends the second half of the show answering questions from the listeners. TOPICS INCLUDE: Bulgarian Split Squat Technique; Joe D's Healthy Post-Workout Shake Recipe; Do Rack Lockouts, Board Presses & Rack Pulls Decrease Flexibility; Mood-Elevating Supplements; Fixing Limb Length Discrepancies; Rotating Max-Effort Lifts....and more! 

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

Jun 30, 2016
Episode 67: Operation Rebuild JoeD Begins!

In this weeks unique episode, Joe invites the audience to "be a fly on the wall" during his follow-up visit with Dr. Tom Bilella. During this visit, Dr. Tom reveals all the test results from Joe's recent blood work. These test results include adrenal function, food sensitivities, micronutrient deficiencies, MTHFR Genotype Genetic test, and the shocking news about Joe's neurotransmitters and brain chemistry! 

You will not only get insight on Joe's test results and overall health; you will learn which health markers are the most relevant for YOUR health and longevity as well!  This just may be the most important Industrial Strength Show you've ever listened to.

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

Jun 23, 2016
Episode 66: Ask Joe D. ANYTHING! - Part 2
01:43:42

On this weeks episode, Joe finishes answering the wide variety of Instagram and Facebook questions that he began answering last week. He also makes a big announcement regarding next weeks [very unique] show! 

To see the list of questions that Joe responds to this week, check out the Show Notes & Timestamps at: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

Jun 16, 2016
Episode 65: Ask Joe D. ANYTHING!
01:26:50

On this week's episode, Joe answers a WIDE VARIETY of questions from his listeners.  He is joined by Tristan and Jonny from the #VisionBoardPodcast.  To see the specific questionscovered during his show (along with timestamps) go to: www.industrialstrengthshow.com

Jun 09, 2016
Episode 64: Hacking the Dynamic-Effort Method for Hypertrophy GAINZ?!
48:25

Joe begins this weeks show with a funny story connected to last weeks podcast. He then shares some details about his recent visit to Dr. Tom Bilella's office. This leads into a discussion about the future of nutrition, disease prevention and "functional medicine". Joe dedicates the second half of the podcast to answering two hypertrophy-related questions: #1 - Why are so many bodybuilders weaker than they look?  #2 - Is it pointless to incorporate dynamic-effort training into a hypertrophy program?  

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

Jun 02, 2016
EP 63: Dr. Tom Bilella talks Nutrition - One size fits nobody!
59:10

In this weeks episode, Joe sits down with his longtime friend and nutrition guru - Dr. Tom Bilella. Topics of discussion include: The 40 nutrients you need every day; The common mistake most athletes make when trying to get leaner; The importance of understanding "nutrient timing"; Eating for "performance" vs. eating for "health"; Dr. Tom's 3 Rules for Fat-Burning; Is it bad to eat before bed; The right way vs. the wrong way to cleanse the body; Food Allergy vs. Food Sensitivity; Dr. Tom's list of foundational supplements; 3 things you can do TODAY to improve your health...and much, Much MORE! 

For Show Notes & TIMESTAMPS goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

May 26, 2016
EP 62: Stephanie McMahon Interview
42:56

In this weeks episode Joe sits down with WWE's Chief Brand Officer, Stephanie McMahon, to discuss a wide variety of topics. Here are just a few of the things they talk about: Steph's daily routine; Productivity tips; #MidnightWorkouts; Eating to stay lean; "Chicks that lift"; Workout music; Steph's favorite on-camera moment as a WWE character; Her most embarrassing on-camera moment; The most important business lesson Steph learned from her dad...and much, Much MORE! 

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

 

May 19, 2016
EP 61: Training Intensity vs. Stupidity & The Ultimate Post-Workout Routine!

In this weeks episode, Joe D. takes to his Twitter account to answer 3 questions from his followers. TOPICS INCLUDE: The Role Your Emotional State Plays in Your Training - Does it help to "get crazy" during your workouts; The Ultimate [easy-to-follow] Post-Workout Recovery Routine; Joe D's favorite max-effort music, aka, The Official Industrial Strength "Angry" Playlist...and much Much MORE! For Show Notes & TIMESTAMPS go to: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

May 12, 2016
EP 60: Story Time with Joe D.
01:33:21

In this weeks episode, Joe takes a trip down memory lane and shares 4 DeFranco's Gym stories that have never been told publicly. 

[FULL DISCLOSURE: This podcast was recorded for entertainment purposes only. Unlike our 59 previous episodes, this show does not have much educational value. It's just a bunch of random, funny stories.] For show TIMESTAMPS goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

May 05, 2016
EP 59: The Secret to Running a Faster Mile

Joe starts this weeks podcast by explaining why he's recording the show from his basement at 3:00am...he then answers questions from his listeners. TOPICS INCLUDE: How to Run a Faster Mile; Should Athletes Wear Ankle Braces; Best Upper Body Movements for Novice Woman Athletes to Build Strength...and Much MORE!  

To get the Show Notes goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

Apr 28, 2016
EP 58: Death to the "Participation Trophy"!

: In this week's episode, Joe answers YOUR training questions! TOPICS INCLUDE: Treadmill Sprints - The Good, Bad & Ugly; Effective uses of the "speed ladder" [which leads to a tangent on winning, losing & "participation trophies"]; How important is "the pump" when training for hypertrophy; Joe D's favorite workout "finishers"; The one thing Joe D. hates about the popular "wall sit" exercise, and much Much MORE! Check out the Show Notes at: http://www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

Apr 21, 2016
EP 57: Best Methods for Improving Sport-Specific Agility
01:01:57

In this weeks episode, Joe sets the record straight regarding the REAL way to improve an athlete's sport-specific agility! While listening to this podcast you will learn: Why most well-known agility drills DON'T work; How to create drills that WILL carry over to the athletic field; The specific type of strength that athletes must develop in order to change direction rapidly; Joe D's favorite strength exercises for improving an athlete's on-field agility...and much, Much MORE! www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

Apr 14, 2016
EP 56: Triple H Podcast follow up
01:15:58

After receiving an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from last weeks podcast with Triple H, Joe decides to answer some popular follow-up questions regarding that interview. While listening to today's show, you will learn: 4 more "game-changers" that Joe made to Triple H's program; The "extra" cardio that Triple H performed which lead to his single-digit body fat levels; The specific methods that Triple H used to speed up the recovery process between workouts; Triple H's Wrestlemania 32 weekly training split...and much, Much MORE! 

Apr 07, 2016
EP 55: Triple H talks Training, Low-Carb Dieting, Gym Lessons & More!
01:24:36

In this weeks episode, Paul Levesque [more popularly known as "Triple H"] finally joins the Industrial Strength Show! 

Triple H is a 14-Time World Heavyweight Champion in WWE [World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.]. Not only that, he is also WWE's Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events & Creative. Needless to say, he's a busy man. Joe recently got to sit down with Triple H to discuss a wide variety of topics that included: Training, Low-Carb Dieting, Productivity, Gym Lessons, Stephanie McMahon's Negotiating Skills, Pedigree-ing Joe D. onto a pile of broken glass [WTF?!] and much, Much MORE! This 1hr 15min discussion is informative, entertaining, and just downright badass! 

Mar 31, 2016
#52 17 Actionable Takeaways From My 1st Year of Podcast Guests
01:32:53

This week, Joe celebrates his 1-Year "Podcastiversary" by reviewing his Top 17 Takeaways from the guests that appeared on the Industrial Strength Show. These takeaways include a mix of training, business, and life lessons that will undoubtedly help YOU get to the next level! For specific TIMESTAMPS of today's show goto: https://www.defrancostraining.com/category/podcast/

Feb 25, 2016
#51 Should Women Train Differently Than Men? [Plus a HUGE Announcement]
01:27:15

Joe kicks off this week’s episode with a huge announcement regarding the future of the Industrial Strength Show! He then gets into today's training topic - "Should Women Train Differently Than Men?"  Specific areas of discussion include: The misconception that certain exercises make you "bulkier" than others; Basic principles & benefits of training men vs women - Are they the same or different?; Structural & hormonal differences between men and women - How do they affect your training?; Why your glutes aren't responding to your current training; How/Why Joe's wife Ashley became a "smaller version of herself" once she started lifting [as opposed to getting "bigger & bulkier"]; Joe explains what actually happens [to your body] when women start strength training by using his famous "hamburger analogy"...and much, Much MORE! 

Feb 18, 2016
#51 Should Women Train Differently Than Men? [Plus a HUGE Announcement]
01:27:27

Joe kicks off this weeks episode with a huge announcement regarding the future of the Industrial Strength Show! He then gets into today's training topic - "Should Women Train Differently Than Men?"  Specific areas of discussion include: The misconception that certain exercises make you "bulkier" than others; Basic principles & benefits of training men vs women - Are they the same or different?; Structural & hormonal differences between men and women - How do they affect your training?; Why your glutes aren't responding to your current training; How/Why Joe's wife Ashley became a "smaller version of herself" once she started lifting [as opposed to getting "bigger & bulkier"]; Joe explains what actually happens [to your body] when women start strength training by using his famous "hamburger analogy"...and much, Much MORE! 

Feb 18, 2016
#50 The Great Periodization Debate! [Linear vs Conjugate]
01:28:42

In this weeks episode, Joe clears up any confusion regarding the true meaning of the word periodization. He also gives a straightforward, understandable overview of both Linear & Conjugate periodization models. He then explains the benefits and drawbacks of each, along with some common misconceptions. He provides real-world examples of when each model can be used, as well as his personal periodization preference during the past 15 years. After listening to today's show, you will undoubtedly possess the knowledge to make an educated decision regarding the periodization model that is best suited for YOUR personal situation.  

Feb 11, 2016
#49 How To Write Effective Training Programs
01:11:37

In this weeks episode, Joe reveals the thought-process that goes into each and every program he designs. For the first time ever, he shares his "Top 6 Principles of Writing an Effective Program". Hearing [and learning] these principles will give you a much better understanding as to what goes on "inside Joe's head" and why DeFranco's Gym has produced such amazing results for such a long period of time. After listening to this episode, you too will be able to achieve the same results that Joe and his athletes have been achieving for almost two decades! 

Feb 04, 2016
#48 BROseph DeFranco vs. "Real" Research - Static Stretching TRUTH Revealed!
01:10:21

In this weeks episode, Joe discusses a recent NY Times article that revealed the "new" research on static stretching. (Simply put, the "new" research finally supports what Joe has been practicing for over 20 years.) After a rant on "BRO" Science vs. "Real" Research, Joe explains how to effectively incorporate static stretching into your routine in order to improve performance and reduce your risk of injury! 

Jan 28, 2016
#47 11 Common Speed Training Mistakes [Avoid These!]

In this week’s episode, Joe reveals the 11 most common mistakes that prevent athletes from reaching their true speed potential. Avoiding these mistakes will undoubtedly accelerate progress and help any athlete take their speed to the next level! If you'd like to get MORE out of your training - while spending LESS wasted time on the track or in the gym - this episode is a "must-listen"! 

Jan 21, 2016
#47 11 Common Speed Training Mistakes [Avoid These!]
01:05:24

In this weeks episode, Joe reveals the 11 most common mistakes that prevent athletes from reaching their true speed potential. Avoiding these mistakes will undoubtedly accelerate progress and help any athlete take their speed to the next level! If you'd like to get MORE out of your training - while spending LESS wasted time on the track or in the gym - this episode is a "must-listen"! 

Jan 21, 2016
#46 Epic Vertical Jump Q&A

In this week's podcast, Joe answers a wide variety of questions specifically directed towards vertical jump performance. Questions include the following topics: The simple test that will help you determine the "weak link" in your vertical jumping ability; Joe's "skinny calf" theory gets challenged by a listener; Volume recommendations for jumps and plyos; Biggest plyometric training mistakes; Joe D's Top 5 dynamic-effort strength exercises for improving the vertical jump; Joe D's personal experience using isokinetic machines for power development; The theory behind static stretching the hip flexors before testing your vertical jump...plus a new "pre-jump" stretching recommendation; Analyzing your Box Jump performance compared to your Vertical Jump performance; Is it possible to make significant improvements in vertical jump height or is it mainly genetic?  

Jan 14, 2016
#46 Epic Vertical Jump Q&A
01:25:13

In this week's podcast, Joe answers a wide variety of questions specifically directed towards vertical jump performance. Questions include the following topics: The simple test that will help you determine the "weak link" in your vertical jumping ability; Joe's "skinny calf" theory gets challenged by a listener; Volume recommendations for jumps and plyos; Biggest plyometric training mistakes; Joe D's Top 5 dynamic-effort strength exercises for improving the vertical jump; Joe D's personal experience using isokinetic machines for power development; The theory behind static stretching the hip flexors before testing your vertical jump...plus a new "pre-jump" stretching recommendation; Analyzing your Box Jump performance compared to your Vertical Jump performance; Is it possible to make significant improvements in vertical jump height or is it mainly genetic?  

Jan 14, 2016
#45 Preventing Hamstring Pulls & The TRUTH About Fasted Morning Cardio!
01:11:01

In this first episode of 2016 Joe D. discusses TWO hot training topics! First, he reveals 5 of his tried-and-true methods for drastically reducing an athlete's probability of pulling a hamstring. Then, he reveals the truth behind the fat-burning effects of performing your cardio first thing in the morning on an empty stomach! Will you reach your fat-burning goals faster by performing your cardio in a "fasted" state...or is it a bunch of "fitness industry hype"? You will know the answer after listening to this information-packed episode! All this, plus George DeFranco stops by to let everyone know what's pissing him off now! 

Jan 07, 2016
#45 Preventing Hamstring Pulls & The TRUTH About Fasted Morning Cardio!
01:11:11

In this first episode of 2016 Joe D. discusses TWO hot training topics! First, he reveals 5 of his tried-and-true methods for drastically reducing an athlete's probability of pulling a hamstring. Then, he reveals the truth behind the fat-burning effects of performing your cardio first thing in the morning on an empty stomach! Will you reach your fat-burning goals faster by performing your cardio in a "fasted" state...or is it a bunch of "fitness industry hype"? You will know the answer after listening to this information-packed episode! All this, plus George DeFranco stops by to let everyone know what's pissing him off now! 

Jan 07, 2016
#44 Why Your New Year's Resolution is Bullsh*t!
01:04:56

In this final episode of 2015 Joe D. goes on an intense rant regarding New Year's Resolutions. He then reveals the ONE THING that will have the biggest impact on your success. George DeFranco also stops by to discuss what's pissing him off this holiday season :) 

Dec 30, 2015
#44 Why Your New Year's Resolution is Bullsh*t!
01:05:05

In this final episode of 2015 Joe D. goes on an intense rant regarding New Year's Resolutions. He then reveals the ONE THING that will have the biggest impact on your success. George DeFranco also stops by to discuss what's pissing him off this holiday season :) 

Dec 30, 2015
#43 No Pain, No Gain? [The Truth About Muscle Soreness]
50:26

In this special Christmas Spectacular edition of the Industrial Strength Show, Joe shares a holiday story and then answers 3 questions from his listeners. Those 3 questions include: #1 - Eating whole eggs vs. just the whites.  #2 - Is muscular soreness an indicator of a good workout?  #3 - What does Joe D. want for Christmas? [The answer may shock you!]

Dec 24, 2015
#42 Matt Mayberry interview - DOMINATE!
01:06:27

In this weeks episode, Joe interviews pro football player turned motivational speaker & peak performance strategist - Matt Mayberry. Matt speaks candidly about his struggles with addiction as a teenager, his roller-coaster ride of emotions during his collegiate and professional football career, and the phone call from NY Times best-selling author  Stedman Graham that changed his life forever!  You will also learn Matt's Top Tips for DOMINATING Your Business and Life, How to Turn Your Failures Into Gifts, The One Thing Most Successful Leaders Have in Common... and much, Much MORE! 

Dec 17, 2015
#41 Meathead Manners, Traps Growin' Out Your Ears & Static Stretching Fears!

Joe starts this week’s show with a unique lesson in etiquette, aka, "meathead manners". After his 15 minute rant is complete, he discusses the following training topics: Can Trap Bar Deadlifts replace Straight Bar Deadlifts?; Best supplemental lifts to compliment the Trap Bar Deadlift; Why "nobody gives a sh*t" about how much you shrug; How to tell if you're a "chickenhead shrugger"; Top 3 mistakes people make when training traps; Joe D's proven tips & tricks for getting more out of your shrugs; The shrug variation that Joe loves, but you're probably not doing; Joe D's favorite (non shrug) exercises for developing powerful traps; The truth behind the research study that scared everyone away from static stretching; The one thing that Joe D. feels trumps any scientific research study; How to effectively incorporate static stretching into your program and/or pre-game plan (without putting your CNS to sleep)...and much, Much MORE!  

Dec 10, 2015
#41 Meathead Manners, Traps Growin' Out Your Ears & Static Stretching Fears!
56:47

Joe starts this weeks show with a unique lesson in etiquette, aka, "meathead manners". After his 15 minute rant is complete, he discusses the following training topics: Can Trap Bar Deadlifts replace Straight Bar Deadlifts?; Best supplemental lifts to compliment the Trap Bar Deadlift; Why "nobody gives a sh*t" about how much you shrug; How to tell if you're a "chickenhead shrugger"; Top 3 mistakes people make when training traps; Joe D's proven tips & tricks for getting more out of your shrugs; The shrug variation that Joe loves, but you're probably not doing; Joe D's favorite (non shrug) exercises for developing powerful traps; The truth behind the research study that scared everyone away from static stretching; The one thing that Joe D. feels trumps any scientific research study; How to effectively incorporate static stretching into your program and/or pre-game plan (without putting your CNS to sleep)...and much, Much MORE!  

Dec 10, 2015
#40 Dave Tate talks Life After Powerlifting, Training Around Injuries & Business Longevity
01:25:06
In this weeks episode, Joe sits down with Elitefts.com Founder & CEO - Dave Tate. 
Here's a glimpse at just a few of the topics that Dave discussed during this conversation:  Life after powerlifting and "finding your identity" once you're no longer competing; Advice for former athletes that "lost the love" of their sport and are now bitter about the sacrifices they made to compete, etc; The importance of knowing your "minimum strong" and what it means to your health, longevity and sanity; The revelation Dave had after one "bodybuilding-style" workout and how it affected his health [and training] to this day; Learn about the "tweaks" Dave has made to his current style of training and how they contribute to his GAINZ; Dave describes what it means to go into "The Void" and why he thinks it's "Fu*kin' Awesome"; How most recovery methods actually end up interfering with your ability to recover [and what to do about it]; Learn why Dave & Joe both agree that all "washed-up meatheads" & athletes need to get some kind of passive therapy each and every week; The importance of having "indicator exercises" in your program and what Dave currently uses as his personal indicators; Dave's TOP 3 Business Tips for the aspiring gym owner [and the influence they've had on the longevity of Joe D's career]; Where Dave sees the Strength & Conditioning industry going in the next 5-10 years...and much, Much MORE! 
Dec 03, 2015
#39 Donnie Thompson Talks Strength, Mobility, Fatbells...and his cold, hard "Ex-Wife"!
01:28:57

In this weeks episode, Joe sits down with the first man to ever total 3000 pounds in the sport of Powerlifting - Donnie Thompson! Besides being one of the strongest men on earth, Donnie is also an innovator and trendsetter in the Strength & Conditioning industry. He's the creator of the Thompson Fatbell (a "kettlebell-like" implement with the handle re-positioned inside the bell), the Thompson FatBar, and the Thompson FatPad. But the "creation" that just may stand out more than all the rest is Donnie's "body tempering" technique. During this interview, you will learn exactly HOW Donnie came up with this technique and WHY it works so well. You will also find out how you can incorporate it into your own training. In addition, Donnie shares his #1 "self care" technique that EVERYONE should be doing for their overall health and longevity - regardless if you're a pro athlete, housewife, 50-year-old executive, or weekend warrior. You will also learn about the many benefits of training with "Fatbells"...and much, Much MORE!

Nov 25, 2015
#38 How To Get Strong WITHOUT Gaining Weight
48:42

In this weeks podcast, Joe shares his top tips and dirty tricks for getting athletes strong, without having them add any mass. [If you train wrestlers, boxers, MMA athletes - or any other athlete that competes in a sport with weight classes - this episode is for you.] While listening to this episode, you will learn: The role diet plays when you need to gain strength without gaining mass; Set, rep, volume and rest recommendations when attempting to get strong [without getting big]; How/Why "weight-class" athletes should incorporate jumps and med ball throws into their program; How to structure your assistance lifts when you don't want to gain any weight [but you need the strength]; The #1 piece of equipment that every weight-class athlete should be incorporating into their workouts; Joe D's favorite assistance exercises for getting weight-class athletes strong; Joe D's "DIRTY TRICK" for improving full body strength without the fear of "adding too much muscle" [If you train wrestlers or MMA athletes this 'dirty trick' will be THE game-changer in your programming!]; The single best supplement for increasing strength & speeding up recovery - without adding any unnecessary calories to your diet; Sample Upper & Lower Body workouts for weight-class athletes...and much, Much MORE! 

Nov 20, 2015
#37 Jason Ferruggia Talks Training, Marketing, Business...and the Jersey Shore!
01:22:50

In this weeks episode, Joe talks shop with fitness and life strategist - Jason Ferruggia. Here's a list of just a few of the [many] things that were discussed: The importance of becoming the best at ONE thing and "referring out" for everything else; The biggest difference between how Jay trained athletes during his first 5 years in business and his last 5 years; Why it's important for older lifters to "get a pump" and pre-fatigue their muscles before hitting their "work sets"; Jay maps out the training template he currently uses for his own training; Tips & Tricks for making gains after the age of 40; How & Why Jay transitioned from successful warehouse gym owner to an even-more-successful online "fitness personality"; What goes into building your own personal brand as a trainer or coach; How to attract clients you will love [and prevent energy-sucking bad clients from entering your gym]; Why email is still the most effective form of marketing; The biggest business mistake Jay made and how you can avoid it; How charging "too little" will only lead to more complaints; Why you should rarely [if ever] do things for free; Why reading LESS books just may be the key to becoming a master of your craft; The importance of knowing [and applying] The Pareto Principle; Jay's "must-read" training & business book recommendations; Jay's Top 5 favorite exercises; The ONE habit that contributes the most to Jay's success; Jay & Joe D. share Jersey Shore stories...and much, Much MORE! 

Nov 12, 2015
#36 10 [Popular] Exercises That Suck & How To Fix Them!
01:20:06

In this weeks episode, Joe exposes 10 common exercises that suck [or can be problematic] and how you can make them better. Here's a list of the exercises that Joe analyzes and then fixes in this podcast:  Upright Rows, Barbell Bench Press, Tricep Extensions, Leg Extensions, Leg Curls, RDL's, "Donkey Kicks" (glute activation), Front Lunges, Jump Squats & Broad Jumps, Steady-state cardio / Distance Running. [During this episode, Joe also describes a new variation of the Cuban Press that's guaranteed to turn anyone's delts into "pumpkins"!] 

Nov 05, 2015
#35 Uncommon Set/Rep Schemes Proven to Accelerate Gains!
01:09:59

In this weeks episode, Joe helps you get out of the "3 sets of 10" rut by sharing some unique methods that'll make your training more fun and productive! While listening to this episode you will learn: How focussing on "total volume" [as opposed to a specific set/rep scheme] can help you overcome sticking points and pack on muscle like never before; Joe's specific formula for performing 2.5X the pull-up volume that you're usually capable of doing; How Joe uses "time" & "EMOM's" in his programs to increase strength, power and work capacity; How to easily complete 15 reps [or more] with 85-90% of your 1RM; Why you should periodically replace your specific rep prescriptions with an "undetermined" amount of reps [performed in a specific timeframe]; The benefit of occasionally performing your reps "as fast as possible"; How & Why you should incorporate "ascending & descending pyramid sets" into your training; The "magic number" of warm-up reps that you should never exceed [doing so will bring your strength gains to a screeching halt]; Joe's exclusive warm-up protocol guaranteed to help you hit a PR next time you're in the gym...and much, Much MORE! 

Oct 29, 2015
#34 The Champ is Here! [Interview w/ Charlie Guthrie, aka, Mr. STRONG BASTARD]
01:08:59

In this weeks episode, Joe introduces the world to the very first "STRONG BASTARD 911 Transformation Challenge" winner - Charlie Guthrie. While listening to this interview, you will learn: What it felt like when Charlie "got the call" informing him he beat out 600+ people worldwide to win the 1st Annual STRONG BASTARD 911 CHALLENGE; The set-backs that Charlie had to overcome during the 11-week challenge; How Charlie worked two jobs, yet still "found the time" to train each and every day; The importance of having an "accountability partner" whenever you're trying to accomplish something BIG; The importance of planning ahead and having specific goals if you want to be successful; The changes in Charlie's training that had the biggest impact on his amazing transformation; Why everyone should be training their upper back every single day [or close to it]; How "having more fun" in the gym equals "getting more results"; Joe D's FREE advice to Charlie [and personal trainers all over the world] on how to get more female clients instantly; The critical role that visualization played in Charlie becoming GRAND CHAMPION...and much, Much MORE! 

Oct 22, 2015
#33 Strength Training for Endurance Athletes
58:25
In this weeks episode, Joe explains how & why endurance athletes should be incorporating strength training into their physical preparation. While listening to this episode, you will learn: 
 
How Joe trained his first marathon runner and what he learned from that experience; The physical quality that should be at the base of every athlete's "athletic pyramid"; The single most overlooked component of training endurance athletes; The secret to crushing your Crossfit WOD; The biggest mistake Crossfitters make in their training; The #1 physical characteristic that has the most carryover to Crossfit events; What endurance athletes can learn from Rich Demers (Joe's former meathead client who still holds all the bench press records at DeFranco's; How endurance athletes can intelligently incorporate a strength program into their weekly plan; In-season training recommendations for endurance athletes and much, Much MORE!
Oct 15, 2015
#32 The ONE THING Everyone Should Know About STRENGTH & HYPERTROPHY
01:12:20
In this weeks episode, Joe shares a personal story about how two meatheads arguing at Home Depot gave him the idea for today's show. While listening to this podcast you will learn what Joe has discovered to be the SINGLE BIGGEST FACTOR for those looking to get JACKED and STRONG, respectively. Knowing these two things will accelerate your strength gains and transform your physique like never before! 
If you're someone who truly cares about your training, you will love [and appreciate] the information provided in this episode. 
Oct 08, 2015
#31 In-Season Football Training...DeFranco-style!
54:11
In this weeks episode, Joe shares some of the secrets behind the massive success he's had training football players in-season. While listening to this episode, you will learn: 
The 2 key factors every in-season program should address; The biggest mistakes players make in-season [preventing them from achieving their goals]; How to manipulate the volume and intensity of your in-season workouts; The importance of understanding and incorporating Charlie Francis' "Fill the Glass" concept into your training; How to auto-regulate your programming based on gameday outcomes; Best way to reduce soreness and stiffness the day after a game; How "bodybuilding" methods can help you maintain your strength late into the season; Brian Cushing and Dave Diehl's favorite in-season exercises; The method and the madness behind Joe D's "Gun Show"; Why less exercise variety is better when training in-season; Programming recommendations for back-up players; Joe D's favorite In-Season Template revealed!...and more!  
Oct 01, 2015
#30 The TRUTH About Six-Pack Abs! [You've Been Lied To]
56:15

On this weeks show, Joe cuts through all of the fitness industry bullsh*t and reveals the truth regarding core training and developing "six-pack" abs. While listening to this podcast you will learn: The #1 function of the core [knowing this will have a dramatic affect on your training]; Why 99% of the core training DVD's and resources in the fitness industry are "missing the boat" regarding true core training; The method and the madness behind Joe D's simple [yet highly effective] "Core Training Pyramid"; Why you should re-learn how to breathe and the huge implications it will have on your core strength, mobility, and your ability to recover between workouts; Practical & Proven ways to incorporate "diaphragmatic breathing" into your workouts and everyday life [without wasting valuable training time or boring the hell out of yourself]; Why learning how to "brace" properly just may be the best core "exercise" you can do; Why "anti-movement patterns" should represent the majority of your direct core work in the gym; Why "loaded carries" are a staple in all of Joe D's programs - whether he's training an athlete or "average Joe"...and much Much MORE! 

Sep 24, 2015
#29 10 Ways to Spot a Bad Personal Trainer!
43:38

In this weeks episode, Joe exposes the bad coaches and personal trainers that infest the fitness industry. After listening to this weeks show, you'll know exactly how to distinguish the professionals from the wanna-bees! 

Sep 17, 2015
#28 Why Removing Olympic Lifts From Your Program Will Make Your Athletes MORE Explosive
46:46

In this weeks episode, Joe D. explains why the Olympic lifts are NOT the best option for the majority of athletes looking to increase their explosive power. During his 45-minute rant, Joe explains: How to turn virtually any barbell exercise into an "explosive" lift; Other ways to train "triple extension" besides Olympic lifting; The single most important question that EVERY Strength & Conditioning coach must ask themselves before designing any program; How incorporating "idiot-proof" exercises into your program will accelerate gains; The hidden secret about training Pro athletes that would shock the mainstream public; The single most butchered exercise at every level of sport...Are YOU doing it too?; The Hang Clean "illusion" that fools everyone [find out what to look for]; How to get creative with your jump and med ball throw variations...plus more tips, "inside scoop" stories and information on improving power output!  

Sep 10, 2015
#27 The Strength Template that Improves Speed, The Secret to Staying Jacked While Traveling & The Thing Everyone Should Know About Overhead Pressing
01:09:36

In this weeks episode, Joe covers 3 unique topics in detail. These topics include: Why his athletes DON'T perform overhead presses; How to get jacked in a hotel room when you're pressed for time and have NO equipment; How his Lower Body Strength template evolved and why it's so effective for improving sprinting speed! 

Sep 03, 2015
#26 Dr. Rhonda Patrick interview
01:46:18
This week, Joe sits down with Dr. Rhonda Patrick to discuss her research on heat stress, sauna use, and her "Core 4" supplement recommendations for improving performance and living longer. 
 
In this information-packed, 97-minute interview you will learn:
The sauna's effect on mood, cognitive function and preventing muscle atrophy; Why you'll benefit more from the sauna if you stay in there until you feel "uncomfortable"; How exposing your body to heat can have a positive effect on cardiovascular health; How you can use the sauna to come back from an injury 30% faster; How you can activate "heat shock proteins" in your body (They are very good for preventing muscle damage); Why people who "sweat easily" are probably healthier than their "non-sweaty" counterparts; Dr. Rhonda Patrick's "Core 4" supplements that every athlete and "average Joe" should take; The importance of supplementing with a quality fish oil; Dr. Rhonda Patrick's most trusted fish oil brand (and how to test YOUR fish oil for purity); Why you should consume a vitamin D supplement that also has vitamin K2 in it; The dangers of taking too much vitamin D (more is NOT better); The best method for consuming your magnesium (Your stomach will thank you later); Why it's important to take an ACTIVATED B-Complex supplement; Dr. Rhonda Patrick's most trusted multi-vitamin and much, Much MORE!! 
Aug 27, 2015
#25 How to use Chains for Massive GAINZ!
01:03:55
In this weeks episode, Joe addresses a topic that's long overdo - How to [properly] use chains in the weightroom!  Contrary to what many Personal Trainers believe; the chains at your gym were NOT put there for you to throw over your shoulder and take douchebag Instagram selfies. They actually serve a greater purpose. In fact, they serve many greater purposes! 
 
During this podcast, Joe explains exactly how to set up the chains properly to "accommodate resistance". This leads to greater strength, hypertrophy and power gains! He also reveals how he's successfully used the chains to aid in his athlete's rehabilitation programs. Additionally, he talks about the little-known "suspended chain" set-up that he occasionally uses with his advanced athletes. This set-up provides a totally different training stimulus (compared to the traditional set-up) and should not be overlooked! Joe also discusses the difference between training with chains versus bands (and shares an invaluable personal experience.)  All this plus much, Much MORE! 
Aug 20, 2015
#24 Upper Back Training Secrets to Avoid Shoulder Injuries & Increase Power!
55:05
In this episode, Joe shines the spotlight on a neglected group of muscles that need a lot more attention than they receive. You may not be able to see the musculature of your upper back when looking in the mirror, but that doesn't mean you should ignore these super important muscles. 
 
Joe explains why so many athletes (regardless of sport) have pre-existing shoulder injuries when they come to him. The "anterior" dominance of sport and daily activities (driving, texting, typing, etc.) has created a society of shortened pecs, poor posture and weak upper backs. When you couple these issues with incompetent personal trainers and coaches (that don't know how to properly design programs), you have a recipe for disaster. 
 
Joe explains exactly how you should be training your upper back in order to correct/prevent shoulder problems and improve your posture - while simultaneously improving power output! He even reveals his Top 6 "Uncommon" Back Exercises that you rarely (if ever) see being performed at your local health club. (You NEED to  incorporate these into your training.) 
 
After listening to this episode, you will undoubtedly have a new perspective on how to train this group of muscles, as well as a new-found respect for their importance.
Aug 13, 2015
#23 How to Improve Power & Aerobic Endurance Simultaneously
01:06:53

In this episode, Joe sheds some light on how to train for rugby, MMA, soccer and other "mixed" energy system sports. During the first half of the episode, Joe discusses the different periodization models and the benefits of each. He then reveals how to train for power & aerobic endurance SIMULTANEOUSLY without causing interference or negative effects. HINT: It IS possible to improve your power and aerobic endurance....IF you know what you're doing! In this episode, Joe D. shows you how!! 

Aug 06, 2015
#22 Strong Bodies, Stronger MINDS - Life Lessons from DeFranco's Gym
01:12:38
This weeks episode is all about the psychology of training and mental toughness. Unlike the physical changes made in the gym (that are very measurable), the mental changes aren't as easy to quantify. 
Joe sits down with longtime "DeFranco disciple" Pat Cole to get an athlete's perspective on what it was like to "grow up" in DeFranco's Gym. Pat gives some incredible insight on how he went from a nervous 13-year-old kid to a confident scholarship athlete. He also won the World's Strongest Athlete competition in 2010 in what Joe referred to as "the most epic moment in DeFranco's Gym history."
The insight and behind-the-scenes stories in this episode will give you a much better understanding as to why DeFranco's Gym is such a successful brand....(and it has nothing to do with bands, chains or getting athletes to faster.)
Jul 30, 2015
#21 Mike Dolce interview - LIVE TO BE 120!
01:24:31
In this weeks episode, Joe sits down with the UFC's "Patron Saint of Cutting Weight" - Mike Dolce. 
Here are just a few of the things you will learn from their information-packed conversation: 
Why Mike considers himself a "longevity advocate" and not a performance coach; Mike's 4 Nutrition Principles that everyoneshould live by; Why the macronutrient profile of your food is NOT the most important factor when eating for health & longevity; Best strategies for keeping your calories low, but your nutrition high; Mike's world-renowned tips & tricks for cutting weight in ahealthy manner; Why you should replace your Gatorade with Mike's [easy-to-make] electrolyte drink; The Top 5 Superfoodseveryone should be eating; Living to be 120-years-old and much, Much MORE! 
Jul 23, 2015
#20 Makin' GAINZ After Age 40
01:04:45

In this weeks episode, Joe reveals 6 changes that the 40+ crowd can incorporate into their workout in order to keep making gains well into their golden years. Topics of discussion include: The difference between "training to warm up" & "warming up to train"; Joe's 5-Step approach to a complete warm-up; How to replace your max-effort work with sub-maximal work without losing strength; Why you should reduce the amount of direct spinal loading in your program; Joe's favorite "joint-friendly" methods for gettin' JACKED; Why you need to plan your recovery just like you plan your workouts; Joe's new views on aerobic training and how it affects YOUR health and progress in the gym; The ONE question that EVERYONE should ask themselves before EVERY supplement purchase...and much Much MORE! 

Jul 16, 2015
#19 Joe D's interesting [but weird] CrossFit analogy
01:36:50
In this weeks episode, Joe D. speaks on 6 different training topics. These topics include: 
 
Practical examples of how both Unconventional and Traditional training methods contribute to a football players on-field success; Why he feels CrossFit is NOT an optimal training method for athletes; Advanced Vertical Jump training protocols...and some "Dirty Tricks"; Joe D's tried-and-true Progression for Improving Chin-up Strength; The safest and most effective way to incorporate Ballistic Stretching into your warm-up; Joe D's [extremely practical] prescription for Correcting Anterior Pelvic Tilt...and George DeFranco makes his return! (Apparently he's still PISSED :))  
Jul 09, 2015
#18 Unconventional Training vs. Traditional Barbell Lifting
49:16

In this weeks episode, Joe gives a quick recap of his vacation then discusses a topic that has come up quite often since the opening of DeFranco's Gym at the Onnit Academy -- Unconventional Training Methods vs. Traditional Barbell Lifting. While most coaches and trainers waste time arguing about which method is "better", Joe feels they both have their place. In this episode, he teaches you how to organize each method into your training in order to get the most transfer to the athletic field or your everyday life!  

Jul 02, 2015
#17 Stuff You Didn't Know About Joe D!
01:14:05

You will really get to know Joe D. on a personal level while listening to this weeks episode of the Industrial Strength Show. Joe decides to take the week off from talking training and instead tackles the "off topic" emails that flood his inbox. You do NOT want to miss these NEVER-BEFORE-TOLD stories as Joe answers YOUR unique questions! Topics include: The origin of Joe's "sneaker fetish"; The "dinosaur" that Joe encountered during his first appointment at Triple H and Stephanie McMahon's house; The alternate career path Joe may have taken if he didn't open DeFranco's Gym; Joe's encounter with an a**hole doctor; Razor blade recommendations; Epic cheat meals, and lots more!

Jun 25, 2015
#16 Eric Cressey interview - Droppin' Bombs! (Baseball knowledge bombs)
01:18:35
In this weeks episode, Joe interviews the president and co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance - Eric Cressey. Eric talks about his journey in the strength & conditioning industry and how he became THE "go-to" guy in baseball. He has worked with players from all 30 MLB teams and he currently has more than 100 professional players traveling to train with him each off-season. 
 
Other topics that were discussed during this interview include: Eric's opinion on "weighted ball" pitching velocity programs - Is it dangerous for pitchers to throw a ball heavier than a baseball or highly effective?... What does Eric's assessment consist of when a new client walks into his gym for the first time?... Where does strength fit into a baseball player's program?... Eric's favorite exercises and methods for developing baseball-specific power... Is aerobic training necessary for position players and/or pitchers?... Determining the fine line between a dysfunction and a "sports adaptation"... Eric's Top 3 tips for "making it" in the fitness industry...and much, Much MORE! 
Jun 18, 2015
#15 Joe D. Talks Strength!
01:33:45
In this weeks episode, Joe D. discusses his favorite topic - STRENGTH! Specific areas of discussion include: Top 5 Reasons Most People Are Weak; The TRUE Definition of "Functional Training"; Improving a Young Female Volleyball Player's Vertical Jump; Biggest Mistake Females Make in the Weightroom; Joe D's 3-Step Assessment Process; Should Distance Runners Lift?; Fool-Proof Way of Teaching the Box Squat; The Importance of Strength Training for MMA Athletes. 
All this, plus a brand new "Stuff That Pisses George D. Off" segment and more! 
Jun 11, 2015
#14 Joe D. Talks Speed!
01:16:31

Joe dedicates this weeks entire show to answering YOUR questions on Speed Development. He shares his 20,000 hours worth of experience and knowledge on the following topics: Overspeed Treadmills; Hill Sprints vs. Downhill Running; Popular Football Conditioning Tests; Two Ways to Drastically Reduce Your Potential of Pulling a Hamstring; Best Indicators of Sprinting Speed. 

Jun 04, 2015
#13 Jill Miller interview
01:51:38
In this weeks episode, Joe interviews Jill Miller - creator of the corrective exercise format "Yoga Tune Up®" and "The Roll Model Method®". You will hear Jill's amazing "back story" of how she beat anorexia and bulimia before pioneering the Yoga world and helping people from across the globe "live better in their body". Jill explains how her version of Yoga also incorporates corrective exercise, self care techniques and proper breathing mechanics in order to help people ERASE PAIN, IMPROVE POSTURE and ENHANCE PERFORMANCE. 
 
Throughout the interview, Joe shares his personal experience with Jill's techniques as well. He also asks Jill to provide his audience with 3 practical "take-aways" that they can incorporate into their daily routine and improve their quality of life. 
If you're interested in erasing pain and enhancing your performance - without having to rely on anyone but YOURSELF - this episode is for you! 
 
[Jill Miller and her products have been featured in O Magazine, Self, Shape, FITNESS, Yoga Journal, Fit Pregnancy, Natural Health, Huffington Post, The Today Show, Good Morning America and FOX. She is also a guest expert for the LA Times and the Oprah Winfrey Network's OWN Show.]
May 28, 2015
#12 A Day in the Life of Joe D.
01:14:36
In this weeks episode, Joe gives a behind-the-scenes peek at what an average day currently looks like for him. From his morning routine, to his rituals and habits (both good and bad); Joe lets you become a "fly on his wall" for a 24-hour period. 
He then concludes the show with some BONUS content in honor of Memorial Day weekend and the start of summer. Joe shares 3 Simple Tips that will enable all of his podcast listeners to MAINTAIN THEIR GAINZ during the summer months!
May 21, 2015
#11 Jim "Smitty" Smith Interview
01:34:04

The man commonly referred to as "the most innovative coach in the fitness industry" sits down with Joe D. and shares his thoughts on Living Your Passion, Facing Your Fears and Getting Sh*t Done! He also speaks candidly about his very first meeting with Joe D. and how/why they started collaborating on their many different projects - including their CPPS certification course, DeFrancoInsider.com membership site, and their Total Athletic Development DVD series. Smitty doesn't only share the "good stuff", he even reveals what he HATES about working with Joe D.! (True story.) You don't want to miss this information-packed interview with one of the most highly-respected individuals in the fitness industry today! 

May 14, 2015
#10 Lucy DeFranco Interview (Mother's Day special)
01:41:07

Joe starts this weeks show by sharing his Top 5 "Personal Trainer Pet Peeves" with a young listener who's looking to get into the industry. His mom then joins the show and they discuss everything from Joe's childhood shyness to Lucy's 25-year battle with Multiple Sclerosis. By the end of this interview, you will understand why both Joe and George call Lucy the "strongest" member of the DeFranco family. 

May 07, 2015
#9 Joe D. Answers 20 Questions!
01:30:04

In this weeks episode, Joe's wife Ashley joins the show to ask Joe 20 questions that YOU wanted answered! Joe candidly speaks about everything from Conjugate Periodization to his biggest eureka moment...and even rumors regarding his eyebrows! Other topics of discussion include: The freakiest athletes Joe has ever coached; The legacy Joe wants to leave behind; The next major advancement in training; Three people Joe would like to have dinner with; Tips on training firefighters; Biggest business mistakes; Quickest ways to build up your hamstrings and glutes; Lessons Joe learned from his parents; cRaZy gym stories, and Much MUCH MORE!

Apr 30, 2015
#8 - Eric LeGrand Interview
01:07:07

This is the most powerful and inspirational Industrial Strength Show to date. In this weeks episode - Joe interviews former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand - who suffered a severe spinal cord injury in 2010 during a game against the Army Black Knights, making him a quadriplegic. Eric was put on a respirator immediately after the injury and doctors told his mother he would need the aid of the machine to continue breathing for the rest of his life. Five weeks later, Eric was independently breathing without the help of the machine. That miraculous recovery speaks volumes about Eric's faith, work ethic, and his incredibly positive outlook on life. Doctor's have given Eric only a 0-5% chance of ever walking again. Yet, after listening to Eric on this podcast, you have no choice but to bELieve Eric WILL WALK AGAIN. Turn the volume up on your speakers because you don't want to miss a word of what this incredible human being has to say! 

Apr 23, 2015
#7 Kelly Starrett Interview
01:49:01

NY Times best-selling author Kelly Starrett joins Joe D. to discuss a wide variety of topics which include: The importance of being a "transparent" coach; Record-setting sprint times; Evaluating athletes; What it means to "build your training into your day"; Addressing the joint capsule when stretching for improved mobility; The negative effects of sitting; Why you should replace your cushioned, air-filled sneakers for flat shoes; Kelly's non-traditional approach to Physical Therapy...and much, Much MORE! 

Apr 16, 2015
#6 Welcome to the "Gun Show" (Guest Brian Cushing)
01:22:52

The original poster child of DeFranco's Gym (Brian Cushing) sits down with Joe to discuss his off-season surgeries, changes in his training, rituals and habits that contribute to his success, nutrition, the psychology behind the famous "Gun Show" and much, MUCH more!

Apr 09, 2015
#5 You Have To Have A Game Plan! (Guest Dave Diehl)
01:12:26
Joe sits down with his 13-year client & friend - 2X Superbowl champ & former NY Giants All-Pro offensive lineman Dave Diehl. Dave shares a plethora of life lessons that have led to his success both on and off the field. Topics include: Behind-the-scenes insight from Joe & Dave's very first meeting; The importance of writing down your goals and having a routine; The #1 thing that separates the Pro athletes  that "make it" vs. the Pro athletes that don't; How Dave made a seamless transition to his post-football career and what other athletes can learn from it; The worst exercise Dave ever did at DeFranco's, as well as the most beneficial exercise that contributed to his on-field performance...and much Much MORE!! 
Apr 02, 2015
#4 Youth Training Guidelines, Narcissistic people and Bone-Crushing Grip Strength!
01:18:31
Joe starts this podcast with an in-depth explanation of the guidelines that must be followed when training young athletes. George DeFranco then stops by to discuss what's pissing him off this week. The show concludes with Joe revealing the many benefits of training with thick-handeled barbells and dumbbells. 
Mar 26, 2015
#3 Respect Is Number One (Guest George DeFranco)
01:35:30
For the first time ever, Joe sits down and interviews his dad. Known for speaking his mind, George DeFranco gives a very candid interview, covering an array of topics that include: How training and being strong impacted his career as a NJ State Trooper, the top 3 things that piss him off, arm wrestling stories, training a 12-year-old Joe DeFranco, and most importantly...RESPECT. 
Mar 19, 2015
#2 Addressing The Elephant In The Room!
01:22:35
In this episode, Joe D. discusses the biggest obstacle he had to overcome when opening his original storage closet "gym".
This leads to an epic rant about his first encounter with "Mrs. Jones". Joe then spends the rest of the show answering questions on a variety of topics 
which include: In-season training, the importance of having "Indicator exercises" in your program, and the most efficient ways to develop both aerobic 
and anaerobic capacity...plus much, much more. 
Mar 12, 2015
#1 Let's Get This Party Started
01:26:57

In this episode, Joe D. discusses his vision for the podcast and explains the "Industrial Strength" lifestyle. He concludes the show with a 40-minute Q&A where he answers YOUR questions on a wide range of training topics. Topics include his Top 5 lifts for building the bench, squat and deadlift, as well as optimal base-stealing technique for baseball players, and he even reveals his secret (stimulant-free) pre-workout supplement stack...and much, much more! 

Mar 04, 2015