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
#388 Returning To My Roots: Full Football Training Q&A!
01:28:52
This week Joe "returns to his roots" and takes a deep dive into 4 popular football training questions. SPECIFIC TOPICS INCLUDE: How To Organize Your Pre-Game Warm-Up; In-Season Training Guidelines & Template; Secrets to Mastering the 225 Bench Press Test; A Smarter Approach to Football Conditioning Tests. *For a full list of Show Notes w/ Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Sep 29, 2022
#387 Joe D's Longevity Cheat Code
01:02:58
On this week's show Joe provides his "Longevity Cheat Code". Following the 5 pieces of advice provided on this podcast will undoubtedly help anyone live their longest/strongest/healthiest life! *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
Sep 22, 2022
#386 Dave Tate Talks Max-Effort Training for Washed-Up Meatheads, Dealing w/ Internet Stupidity & More!
01:15:13
After a 7-year hiatus (episode #40), Dave Tate returns to the Industrial Strength Show! Highlights from Joe & Dave's conversation include: What prompted Dave to start his [hilarious] "online coaching/reaction videos"; What happened the first time Joe put Dave through a "full" dynamic warm-up; How Dave currently periodizes his training; Max-Effort training advice for washed-up meatheads; The 5 lifts that most "old heads" DON'T do & why; Dave's favorite piece of Elitefts equipment; "Must-Haves" for YOUR home gym; The biggest mistake(s) Dave made when starting Elitefts; The future of Westside Barbell; The Return of the SWIS Symposium...and More! *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Sep 15, 2022
#385 My Top 11 Hacks for Gettin' JACKED!
01:22:42
Joe kicks off this week's show by announcing the winner of last week's "MuscleUpAugust" contest & reminding the audience of some exciting upcoming events! He then reads an email from a listener which prompts him to discuss his "Top Hacks for Getting Jacked!" *For a full list of Show Notes + Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
Sep 08, 2022
#384 Workout Advice for Chronic Low Back Pain Sufferers, Factors Affecting Training Frequency & More!
01:23:28
Joe kicks off this week's show by announcing the return of the "MuscleUp" Supplement Sale...But this month, there's an "extra bonus" :) Tune in to find out what it is! Joe then reads [what just may be] one of the all-time best iTunes reviews, before answering 2 listener questions. TOPICS INCLUDE: How To Train Your [Lower Body] w/ Chronic Low Back Pain & Important Factors [That Must Be Addressed] When Determining YOUR Optimal Training Frequency. *For a full list of Show Notes + Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
Sep 01, 2022
#383 How/Why/When To Use Chains, Joe Verbally Eviscerates a Disrespectful Listener & More!
01:15:45
Once again, Joe kicks off the show by giving away FREE STUFF! He then answers 3 listener questions. TOPICS INCLUDE: Terms That Personal Trainers Should NEVER Use [When Talking to Clients]; MY Generation of Trainers/Coaches vs THIS Generation of "Trainers/Coaches"; How/Why/When To Use Chains [Includes a BONUS "verbal evisceration"! LOL] *For a full list of Show Notes w/ Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Aug 25, 2022
#382 Sharing My Latest Blood Work [Things Most Doctors WON'T Tell You But Everyone Should Know!]
01:19:53
After starting the show by giving away some free merch to his listeners - Joe reveals the results of his most recent blood work - along with a conversation he had with his doctor [relating to heart health]. Highlights from this episode include: The #1 cause of death worldwide; Why "total cholesterol" is an overrated blood marker; The #1 risk factor for cardiovascular disease; The "Big 3" blood tests for determining your "insulin sensitivity"; Body composition and its effect on insulin sensitivity; Joe reveals the results from his most recent blood work; The TRUTH about your "elevated liver enzymes''; The details from Joe's first cardiologist appointment...and Lots MORE! *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Aug 18, 2022
#381 Programming Compound Sets to Pack on Muscle, Following a "Non-Ingredient-Based" Diet & More!
01:32:35
Joe kicks off this week's show by reading iTunes (and Tyrofeine) reviews. He then dedicates the rest of the show to 12 Overrated/Underrated topics. This includes: 1) Organic food 2) Vegetables 3) Six-pack Abs for Personal Trainers 4) Compound Sets 5) Supersets 6) Biscoff Cookie Butter 7) Lat Pulldowns 8) Contrast Training for Speed & Athleticism 9) Training to Failure for Maximum Muscle Hypertrophy 10) Triple H as Head of WWE Creative 11) Soft Tissue Work 12) Two Day a Week "Upper/Lower" Training Split for Strength & Size. *For a full list of Show Notes with Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Aug 11, 2022
#380 The 10 Laws of Training Longevity [Revised]... Plus BIG NEWS!!
01:46:33
Joe kicks off this week's show by giving away some free merch [and Tyrofeine] to a lucky listener. Jim "Smitty" Smith then joins the show... Together, Joe D. & Smitty share their [revised] list of "Training Longevity Laws"! The show concludes with a HUGE announcement regarding "Team Forever Strong" - a new training app that will deliver custom "DeFranco/Diesel programming" right to your phone, YEAR-ROUND [for only $1 a day]!! Get a pen & notebook ready because this episode is PACKED with valuable information that will help anyone "train for a lifetime"! *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps, visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
Aug 04, 2022
#379 Why You Should Replace Your Morning Coffee w/ "Tyrofeine" [BIG NEWS], Hotel Training Advice & More!
01:27:51
After taking a week off from the podcast, Joe is back from vacation and he's bringing the fire!! He begins this week's episode by sharing the highs & lows from his family vacation [before getting into this week's 3 main topics].
 
These topics include: #1) How To Have a Great Workout in a Hotel Gym... Plus Joe's philosophy on "training while on vacation" #2) Are "Fat-Burning" Heart Rate Zones BS? #3) BIG ANNOUNCEMENT(S) regarding NEW DeFranco-brand supplements & Why You Should Replace Your Morning Coffee w/ "Tyrofeine"!
 
*For a full list of Show Notes + Timestamps, visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jul 28, 2022
#378 Why Your Heart Needs More Than Strength Training & HIIT, Joe D's Health Scare & More!
01:26:24
Joe kicks off this week's show by giving the audience an update on his dad and reading this week's winning iTunes review. He then shares a personal story regarding his recent health scare. Highlights from this episode include: Joe's history with high blood pressure [and why he "ignored it"]; How Joe's obsessive personality drove him to insanity the past 2 weeks; The "hidden" bad habits that may have contributed to Joe's high blood pressure; The nutrition/supplementation, lifestyle & training changes Joe has made during the past 2 weeks; Why most fitness professionals are misinformed about cardiovascular exercise; How our heart adapts differently to high vs low intensity training; Simple guidelines for incorporating Zone 2, aka, "Cardiac Output" into your training...and More!
*For a full list of Show Notes + Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jul 14, 2022
#377 Why I Changed My View on Aerobic Training for Power Athletes [Critiquing an article I wrote in 2004!]
01:07:50
Joe starts the show by reading this week's winning iTunes review and sharing a "behind-the-scenes" story of how he found out that Liv Morgan won the WWE Women's Smackdown Championship [this past weekend]. He then critiques his 2004 T-Nation article - 10 Training Myths Exposed! Highlights include: Why Joe changed his views on aerobic training for anaerobic athletes, How Joe teaches clients to brace when barbell squatting (today vs 2004)...plus 8 other "training myths" discussed! *For a full list of Show Notes + Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
Jul 07, 2022
#376 How To Set Your Child Up For Athletic Success, Sneaky Tricks to Prevent Overeating & More!
01:07:39
Joe kicks off this week's show with 2 important announcements and today's winning iTunes review. He then dives straight into three listener questions (before having to abruptly end the show to take Ashley out to dinner for their 9-Year Anniversary :) Q&A TOPICS INCLUDE: Strength training exercises that help you run faster; How to set your child up for athletic success [4-Phase approach]; Joe's 2 favorite "sneaky tricks" to prevent overeating. *For a full list of Show Notes + Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
Jun 30, 2022
#375 The 3 Most Overvalued Aspects of Training [Don't Be Mislead!]
01:29:48
Joe kicks off this week's podcast by thanking his audience for all their Birthday wishes, giving away some free merch & reviewing the TANK™ M4 by Torque Fitness. He then answers 3 listener questions. TOPICS INCLUDE: 1) Has Joe changed anything [training-wise] after last week's conversation w/ David Weck? 2) The difference between "warming up" vs "priming" 3) The 3 most overvalued aspects of training...and MORE! *For a full list of Show Notes + Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jun 23, 2022
#374 David Weck On BOSU Ball Bashing, Head-Over-Foot Sprint Technique & More!
01:42:26
This week's episode features David Weck - a polarizing inventor who specializes in the study of human movement & locomotion. Dave is responsible for the creation of the BOSU Ball, along with other products including the RMT Club, SoleSteps & ProPulse Speed Trainers. On today's episode you will hear Dave speak on the following topics: Why Dave used to "call out" Mike Boyle, Eric Cressey & Joe DeFranco; Does Dave still have an issue with Joe; Does it bother Dave when trainers & coaches bash the BOSU Ball?; The PROPER use of the BOSU Ball; How/Why Dave invented the BOSU Ball; The benefits of "head-over-foot" sprint technique; Dave's views on "anti-rotation" core strengthening exercises; How do the ProPulse Speed Trainers actually work; How walking "head-over-foot" can/will reduce low back pain; The biggest commonality between Dave & Joe's training; The value of heavy sled work; How we can advance the fitness industry...and MORE! *For a full list of Show Notes + Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
Jun 16, 2022
#373 The "Power" of Sled Relay Races, Fixing Tight/Tender Adductors & More!
01:28:23
On today's episode, Joe reads another iTunes review (and gives away more free merch!), then covers 3 main topics: #1) The "Power" of Programming Sled Relay Races (and using Time-Motion Analysis to Design Effective Workouts) #2)  Revisiting the Post-Workout Shake - Is the "Anabolic Window" Legit or Outdated Bro Science? #3) Fixing Tight/Tender Adductors. *For a full list of Show Notes + Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jun 09, 2022
#372 MindPump Co-Host Justin Andrews Talks High School Football Training w/ Joe D!
01:29:07
This week MindPump co-host Justin Andrews joins the show to discuss why he decided to "go back to his roots" and coach high school football. Highlights from this conversation  include: The biggest differences (and similarities) between working with high school kids vs general pop/adult clients; The main areas Justin focussed on [once he took over the role of head S&C coach]; How Justin got his kids to "buy in" without sacrificing the integrity of his program; Balancing "needs" vs "wants" in a program; Justin's GO-TO "low-risk/high-reward" movements; Programming sprints, jumps & med ball throws; How Justin structures his warm-ups; The differences in personalities & social interactions with kids today vs when Justin & Joe were in high school...and Much MORE! *For a full list of Show Notes + Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jun 03, 2022
#371 The Truth About Rounded Back Deadlifts, How Much Protein Can Your Body Really Absorb & More!
01:22:17
Joe kicks off today's show with some exciting news regarding June's 'podcast guest lineup', this week's winning iTunes review & the new/special prize that the winner will be receiving! He then answers 4 listener questions. TOPICS INCLUDE: 1) Is thoracic rounding dangerous or beneficial when deadlifting? 2) Can our body absorb more than 30 grams of protein per meal? 3) Is our "nighttime routine" more important than our "morning routine"? 4) The Ultimate Two-Exercise Warm-up for Busy and/or Lazy Bastards! *For a full list of Show Notes + Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
May 26, 2022
#370 How Unathletic People Become Great Athletes, Hamstring Pull Prevention 101 & More!
01:18:14
This week Joe helps settle a debate among two friends who are curious to know if [naturally born] unathletic people can become "great athletes". During this portion of the show Joe discusses: The role genetics play in our athleticism; Can unathletic people become great athletes; The difference between being an "athletic freak" versus being a "great athlete"; The 2 biggest factors that enable an unathletic person to excel [at the highest level] on the athletic field...and More. During the second half of the show Joe shares his favorite strength & mobility drills - along with some technical sprint advice - for preventing hamstring pulls. *For a full list of Show Notes + Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
May 19, 2022
#369 High Performance vs Longevity Training, Using Caffeine as an Ergogenic Aid & More!
01:25:28
This week Joe goes into the show THINKING he's going to record a shorter "mini" podcast, but ends up talking for over 80 minutes.. (Is anyone surprised? LOL.) Topics covered during today's Q&A include: Training for "High Performance" vs Training for "Longevity"; Caffeine dosage recommendations / Using caffeine as an ergogenic aid; Joe's thoughts on DK Metcalf's diet (which consists of 1 meal per day and 3-4 bags of candy). *For a full list of Show Notes w/ Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
May 12, 2022
#368 Muscle-Building/Mouth-Watering Overnight Oats Recipes, 8wk Sprint Progression [for Meatheads] & More!
01:36:27
Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone! We have a PACKED show for you guys today! Today's episode is basically broken into 3 parts. 1) INTRO: During this portion of the show Joe reads 2 winning iTunes reviews, discusses the "shopping cart state of emergency" and reveals a future Industrial Strength Show guest [that you will not believe!!] 2) Joe shares his Top 3 muscle-building, mouth-watering overnight oats recipes 3) Joe provides an 8wk sprint progression for a washed-up meathead looking to improve his 40-yard dash time [without getting injured]. *For a full list of Show Notes w/ Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
May 05, 2022
#367 My Experience Coaching Knees Over Toes vs Vertical Shin Squats, Thoughts on Liver King, Rx Meds & More!
01:32:35
After a few "false starts" to this week's show recording, Joe FINALLY gets on the mic to answer your questions! He begins this week's episode by sharing a not-so-funny "new car/mall story" before beginning the Q&A. TOPICS INCLUDE: 1) Joe's thoughts on "Liver King" 2) Should taking prescription meds be avoided at all costs? 3) Joe's experience teaching 'Knees Over Toes' Squats vs 'Vertical Shin' Squats. *For a full list of Show Notes w/ Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Apr 28, 2022
#366 Overrated/Underrated Returns! [Zone 2 Cardio, Nootropics, HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT & More]
01:39:08
This week Joe brings back his wildly popular "Overrated/Underrated segment"! TOPICS INCLUDE:
  1. Putting the liquid in the shaker BEFORE protein powder
  2. Casein protein before bed
  3. Trap 3 Raise
  4. Decline Bench Press
  5. Squats for building speed
  6. "Zone 2" Cardio
  7. Tabata Intervals
  8. BMI (Body Mass Index)
  9. Magic Spoon cereal
  10. Training multiple times per day
  11. Torque Fitness "Tank Sleds"
  12. Agility/C.O.D Training
  13. 1 RM's / Maxing Out
  14. Nootropics
  15. Saying "Thank You"
Apr 21, 2022
#365 Popular Exercises That Suck...(And What To Do Instead)
01:07:48
On this week's show Joe lists 9 popular exercises that he's never included in any of his programs. Joe also provides exercise alternatives for each of the "sucky" exercises listed :)  Will you agree with Joe's list or disagree? Listen in and find out!! *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Apr 14, 2022
#364 Improve Your Communication Skills & Improve Your LIFE w/ Brett Bartholomew!
01:20:07
This week Brett Bartholomew makes his Industrial Strength Show debut! Brett is not only one of the top performance coaches in the world - he's also the author of the best-selling book "Conscious Coaching: The Art and Science of Building Buy-In" as well as a highly sought after keynote speaker & consultant. Brett works with members of the United States Special Forces, Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, and universities to help develop more effective leaders and improve interactions and communication. This week's episode focuses on coaching/interpersonal skills [as opposed to the technical aspects of strength and conditioning]. Highlights from Joe's conversation w/ Brett include: How "poor communication" nearly cost Brett his life; How to "train" to become a better communicator; Learning to speak your clients language, aka, "social agility"; What it takes to become a great leader; Can you be a great coach without having played the sport you're coaching?; Why Brett shows his athletes performing "bad reps" on social media...and so much More! *For a full list of Show Notes + Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
Apr 07, 2022
#363 Top 10 Things I Learned From Louie Simmons
01:32:34
This week Joe pays tribute to Louie Simmons by sharing the Top 10 things he learned from him (and his books, articles, VHS tapes) during the past 25+ years. This podcast will give you a better understanding of just how impactful Louie has been on DeFranco’s Gym and Joe’s programming. As a special BONUS - at the end of the show - Joe shares his notes from his first-ever phone conversation with Louie back in 1999! *For a full list of Show Notes + Timestamps goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
 
Mar 31, 2022
#362 How Your Body Type Affects Your Training, Tips for Hardgainers & More w/ Lee Boyce
01:35:37
This week Joe welcomes Lee Boyce to the Industrial Strength Show. Lee is a world-class trainer, speaker & teacher. He is also one of the most prolific writers in the fitness industry today. Lee has produced over 1200 published articles for just about every major fitness publication and online resource imaginable! On today's episode, Lee shares his thoughts on a wide variety of topics including: How your body type affects your training; Modifying the barbell bench, squat & deadlift for tall lifters; The importance of "diversifying" your training [as a trainer]; Actionable advice for "hardgainers"; How often should you train to failure; Most efficient way to organize a "body part split" program; The "big 3" websites that had the biggest influence on Lee early in his career...and Much MORE! *For a full list of Show Notes w/ Timestamps visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Mar 24, 2022
#361 Things I'm Currently Doing In The Gym That My Former Self Would Slap Me For!
01:38:44
This week's show is a Q&A where Joe answers 3 listener questions. Specific Topics include: 1) Proper Exercise Sequencing for Joint Longevity & Hypertrophy 2) Things That Joe is Currently Doing In The Gym That His Former Self Would Slap Him For 3) Highly Effective Tips for Lowering High Blood Pressure... and More! *For a full list of Show Notes with Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
Mar 17, 2022
#360 How To Train NBA Players & Hollywood A-Listers out of a 12' x 15' Garage w/ Ben Bruno
01:52:24
This week Joe welcomes back Ben Bruno for his second Industrial Strength Show appearance. Ben is a Los Angeles-based trainer who works with an extremely wide range of clients including: NBA players, actors, musicians, models, his mom, and more. (Ben's last appearance on the show was the most downloaded episode of 2020.) Specific topics of discussion from THIS episode include: Why Ben considers himself a "generalist" [as opposed to a "specialist"]; The 3 questions Ben asks all his new clients; Balancing what his clients WANT versus what they NEED; Programming for the "general pop" vs competitive athletes; Ben & Joe share stories/nuances regarding "Upper/Lower" & "Lower/Upper" training splits; Why Ben prefers Full Body workouts with his pro athlete clients but Joe prefers an Upper/Lower split; How Ben & Joe [currently] approach their continuing education; How Ben comes up with workouts for his "sporadic" clients; How Ben charges his clients; The benefits (and drawbacks) of training clients in a small 15x12 garage; Ben describes his ideal client; How/Why Ben has fired clients; Examples of bad questions young trainers ask Ben...and much Much MORE!
*For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Mar 10, 2022
#359 Freak Athlete Stories & The “Personal” Side of Training w/ NY Giants S&C Coach Craig Fitzgerald
01:15:52
This week Joe is joined by the NY Giants Director of Strength & Performance - Craig Fitzgerald. Highlights from this conversation include: The difference between working with pro athletes vs college athletes; Coaching [Industrial Strength Show alum’s] Brian Cushing & Sean Hayes;  Relationship building; Fitz’s philosophy on coaching freak athletes [“Do no harm” vs treating them like everyone else]; Freak athlete stories; The most important characteristic(s) needed to become a successful coach…and More! *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrtialStrengthShow.com
 
Mar 03, 2022
#358 How To Grow Your Business on YOUR Terms, Why I Changed My Views on "Off Days" & More!
01:41:15
Joe kicks off this week's show by thanking the audience for all their love and support [after hearing the news about Joe's dad] on last week's show. He then reads this week's winning iTunes review before answering listener questions. Q&A TOPICS INCLUDE: 1) How Joe could have avoided the ONE hamstring pull that occurred [while preparing an athlete for the NFL Combine] over 20 years ago 2) How to grow your business on YOUR terms 3) How many days a week does Joe recommend taking COMPLETELY OFF? 4) Joe's favorite low-calorie foods that actually taste good and "fill you up" 5) How to reverse pain & immobility caused by long periods of sitting or texting [6 Simple Moves]. *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Feb 24, 2022
#357 The Importance of "Proactive" Health Care, Top 3 Things Most Trainers DON'T Do (But SHOULD) & More!
01:07:24
This week's show starts with some unfortunate news [regarding Joe's dad], but there is also a very important/positive lesson to be learned from the news. This leads into a discussion about personal trainers/coaches and 3 things that [most of them] DON'T do, but SHOULD! *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps from this episode visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Feb 17, 2022
#356 Dr. Stuart McGill On Spinal Flexion, Direct Ab Training, Most Injurious Exercises & More!
01:08:34
This week Joe is joined by the world's foremost expert in rehabilitating spine injuries and healing back pain - Dr. Stuart McGill. They discuss a variety of topics including: Dr. McGill's [actual] stance on "flexing the spine"; Atlas Stone lifting technique [and the loads it places on the spine]; Is direct ab/core training necessary?; Best movements for developing 'high performance' core strength; The 3 exercises that injure the most people [and ultimately bring them to Dr. McGill's clinic]; Has there been any "new findings" in back health over the last 3-5 years?; The top characteristics of the world's highest achievers; Simple/everyday actions for improving low back health...and Much ΩMORE! *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
Feb 10, 2022
#355 The Longevity-Based Approach To Training Like An Athlete
01:26:57
This week Joe helps a soon-to-be former college athlete who wants to continue training like an athlete, but WITHOUT the "aches & pains". Specific Topics covered include: Identifying the main physical attributes that most athletes need; The "longevity-based approach" to developing Speed & Power, Maximal Strength, Muscular Hypertrophy and Endurance; "Quick Fixes" for Low Back Pain, Knee Pain & Shoulder Pain; The importance of getting/staying lean; Prioritizing recovery/"soft work"...and Much MORE! *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps from this episode visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Feb 03, 2022
#354 How To Optimize Hormone Levels [Without HRT] As We Age
01:25:16
Today's show starts with a [random] rant regarding the Industrial Strength Show's "BS" iTunes ranking... Joe then reads this week's winning iTunes review, gives away a 4-month supply of DeFranco's Vitamin D 5000, and thanks the audience for their incredible support regarding the launch of his new #RebuiltProgram. Joe then reads an email from a listener which prompts today's main show topic: How To Optimize Hormone Levels [Without HRT] As We Age. Joe reveals [what he feels are] the "Big 6" hormones that affect our body composition, mood & overall well-being...and what we can do to slow their "natural decline". *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps from this episode visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jan 27, 2022
#353 How/Why I Ditched The Barbell for 12 Weeks & Never Looked or FELT Better!
01:16:55
Joe kicks off this week's show with BIG NEWS - ReBuilt 2.0 is finally live and ready to change the bodies/lives of lifters worldwide! After sharing some details surrounding the launch of ReBuilt 2.0, Joe reads this week's winning iTunes review, gives away a 4-month supply of vitamin D, then gets into today's main show topics. This includes: 1) How/Why Joe ditched the straight bar for 12+ weeks and never looked or FELT better. 2) "The Making of ReBuilt 2.0" - Joe explains the unique design and features of his new program. *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps from this week's podcast visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
Jan 20, 2022
#352 The Hidden Secret to Fat Loss, The TRUTH About Exercise Variety & More!
01:16:43
Joe kicks off this week's show by giving away a 4-month supply of DeFranco's Vitamin D & announcing the official ReBuilt 2.0 launch date! He then shares his thoughts on the following 3 training topics: How/When MAINTENANCE can be considered massive PROGRESS [in your training]; The "Hidden Secret" to Fat Loss; The TRUTH About Exercise Variety...and More! *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jan 13, 2022
#351 Fat Loss & Muscle Building Made Simple AF!
01:26:24
Joe kicks off the first episode of 2022 by following up on some of the "brain dump" topics he spoke about 5 weeks ago. Updates include: ReBuilt 2.0 product launch, NEW "DeFranco Diet Guide" details, DeFrancosNutrition.com relaunch, DeFranco's Gym renovations and More! After his "business & life update", Joe answers questions on the following 3 topics: 1) Fat Loss & Muscle Building Made Simple AF 2) How to identify the most qualified Physical Therapist or Personal Trainer for YOU 3) What former "non-negotiable" training/nutrition topics has Joe changed his mind on over the years? *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps from this episode visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
Jan 06, 2022
#350 The Best & Worst of 2021, Benefits of 'Off-Set Loading' Unilateral Movements & More!
01:27:44
Joe begins the final show of 2021 by giving away some free merch to 2 loyal listeners. He then shares the TOP 3 most popular guests (and downloaded shows) of 2021, before answering 4 new questions. Q&A TOPICS INCLUDE: Gym Lessons That Can Successfully Be Applied To Business/Life; The Benefits of "Off-Set Loading" Unilateral Movements; The Biggest Missed Opportunity of 2021 [Warning: RANT ALERT]; Is Joe still planning to attempt a "Double-Double" Barbell Bench Press?...and MORE!
 
*For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps from this episode visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
Dec 30, 2021
#349 Vascularity, Viagra & Vomiting?! [CrAzZy "Off-Topic" Christmas Q&A]
01:49:12
In honor of the holidays, Joe starts the show by giving away some free merch. He then answers 13 "off-topic" listener questions! TOPICS INCLUDE:
  1. What's crazier, BJJ or Pro Wrestling?
  2. Top 5 songs played [all-time] at DeFranco's Gym
  3. How does one catch the DELTOID variant?
  4. What's in Joe's favorite protein smoothies?
  5. What equipment is needed for the new ReBuilt 2.0 program?
  6. How'd Joe get so damn vascular?
  7. When's the last time Joe puked from training?
  8. Best bodyweight exercises for people over 40?
  9. What has been Joe's biggest accomplishment in the fitness industry?
  10. What's Joe's GO-TO Italian dish?
  11. The story behind Joe's "blessed" tattoo
  12. What was the favorite part of your wedding?
  13. Best childhood Christmas memory?
Dec 23, 2021
#348 Why "Perfect Form" is Killing Your Gains, Max-Effort Training for Washed-Up Meatheads & More!
01:25:06
Joe kicks off this week's show with an [off-topic] rant regarding his health insurance. He eventually composes himself and answers 4 listener questions. TOPICS INCLUDE: Is tracking macros a 'necessary evil' for those looking to get lean & healthy; How to bullet-proof your hamstrings with minimal equipment & space; Why "perfect form" is killing your gains; Max-Effort training guidelines for washed-up meatheads...And More!
*For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps from this episode visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
Dec 16, 2021
#347 Dr. Chad Waterbury On How To Build An Elite Physique w/ High Frequency Training, Easy-To-Follow Nutrition Advice & More!
01:18:26
This week Joe welcomes back Dr. Chad Waterbury [who first appeared on the podcast 3 years ago]. Chad is a world-class S&C coach, physical therapist, author & teacher. He currently teaches the course "Resistance Training Techniques for High-Performance Athletes" for the master’s degree in sports science program at USC. Chad returns to the Industrial Strength Show to discuss his new book, "Elite Physique: The New Science of Building a Better Body" - along with a host of other topics. HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Who did Chad write his new book for; Why balancing on one leg is so important; Functional Strength Standards for the Reverse Lunge, Farmer's Walk & RDL; The problem with bodyweight-only training [and how to fix it]; High Frequency Training benefits & practical application; When you should & shouldn't train to failure; Easy-To-Follow nutrition advice...and so much More! *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Dec 09, 2021
#346 The Ultimate [NO PRESSING] Boulder Shoulder Workout, How To Build Tendon Strength & More!
01:18:35
Joe kicks off this week's show with an update on the release of his newest program - ReBuilt 2.0! He then performs an [impromptu] "brain dump" to clear his head before answering 2 listener questions. The first question/topic covered is "tendon strength". Joe shares his top 5 methods for building strong, healthy tendons. Joe is then asked to write a full shoulder workout for one of his listeners, which he does "live" on the podcast. [NOTE: Look for video footage of the shoulder workout Joe designed on his Instagram.] *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Dec 02, 2021
#345 BUYER BEWARE: Understanding Supplement Labeling, Thanksgiving/Holiday Eating Hacks & More!
01:38:17
This week Joe introduces his audience to Jamie Dorely - CEO & Co-Founder/Owner of Nutritional Frontiers and the man responsible for overseeing the formulation & distribution of DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements. In this episode Jamie explains how to navigate your way through the [misleading] supplement industry, while also sharing his time-tested Thanksgiving/Holiday eating hacks...and Much MORE! *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Nov 24, 2021
#344 Clearing Up The Confusion Surrounding WARM-UPS & MOBILITY w/ Jim "Smitty" Smith
01:33:39
Jim "Smitty" Smith returns to the Industrial Strength Show to discuss flexibility, mobility & how to warm up properly! Highlights from this conversation include: The many benefits of lighter/longer loaded carries; A [new] metric Joe has been using to determine the effectiveness of his workouts; How has Joe's pre-workout prep changed since having shoulder surgery; The "slow cook" approach to warming up; Incorporating "fillers" into your workout; Smitty's favorite hamstring warm-up [from Louie Simmons]; The relationship between flexibility & strength; Why strength training alone isn't always optimal for developing mobility; Smitty provides a real-world example of how most lifters should warm up; Staple warm-up movements for the 35+ crowd; The relationship between core stability and mobility; The simplicity behind the "8-Phase" CPPS warm-up system...and so much MORE!
 
*For a full list of show notes, timestamps & important links from this episode visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Nov 18, 2021
#343 My GO-TO Upper Body Exercises for Hypertrophy and Joint Longevity, Weight Vest Training & More!
01:27:01
This week Joe answers 3 listener questions. TOPICS INCLUDE: "Absolute Strength Standards" for the barbell bench, squat & deadlift [How do YOU stack up?]; Joe's [current] GO-TO upper body exercises for hypertrophy and joint longevity; Weight Vest training recommendations...and More! *For a full list of show notes & timestamps visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Nov 11, 2021
#342 Eugene Teo's Triggering Thoughts on Mobility, The Power of Self Acceptance & More!
01:41:01
This week Joe welcomes Eugene Teo to the Industrial Strength Show. Eugene is a former bodybuilder turned problem-solver / muscle mechanics expert who teaches people [from all walks of life] how to build a better body in the most effective manner possible. This 90-minute conversation covers a variety of different topics. Highlights include: How the STRONG documentary impacted Eugene's teenage years; What should be the minimum 'Barrier For Entry' in order to call yourself a "professional" in the Fitness Industry?; The Importance of Self Acceptance; The Best Training Advice Eugene Ever Received; Eugene's Triggering Thoughts on Mobility...and much, Much MORE! *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps from this episode goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Nov 04, 2021
#341 Programming "High vs Low Mileage" Exercises, The Fix for Chronically Tight Hamstrings & More!
01:14:37
Joe kicks off this week's show with a very important announcement regarding the DeFranco Supplement line/website. He then answers two listener questions. TOPICS INCLUDE:  #1) Does Joe feel heavy, "max-effort" training is dangerous/counterproductive for older lifters? #2) How to fix chronically tight hamstrings? *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Oct 28, 2021
#340 The Art of Blending Science & "Real World" Experience w/ Dr. Corey Peacock
01:19:53
This week Joe sits down with Dr. Corey Peacock - Head S&C coach at Sanford MMA - a premier professional MMA team comprised of some of the top-ranked fighters in the world, including multiple current and former World Champions. Corey is also an associate professor in the Department of Health & Human Performance at Nova Southeastern University. Highlights from Corey & Joe's conversation include:
  • How Corey blends science/research with "real world" experience/results
  • The process involved in preparing a UFC fighter for a fight
  • Strengthening an athlete's weaknesses vs Doubling down on their strengths
  • How/Why Corey uses (a variation of) Wendler's 531 program with his fighters
  • Developing "fight specific conditioning" inside the cage vs in the gym/weightroom
  • The importance of programming "REST" into the weekly plan
  • Corey & Joe give their thoughts on ice baths
  • Corey gives the "inside scoop" on some fascinating research studies he's conducted
  • Plus much, Much MORE!
*For a full list of Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Oct 21, 2021
#339 The 10 Commandments of Training Longevity [Updated], Female #RelativeStrengthIndex standards & MORE!
01:48:24
HUGE SHOW THIS WEEK! During the first half of the episode, Joe continues the conversation regarding his "Relative Strength Index" (RSI) standards and exercise execution. Specific topics include: Performing Goblet Squats with heels elevated vs feet flat on floor & Specific Push-up/Pull-up standards for FEMALES. The second half of the show is dedicated to Joe's [updated] "Training Longevity Commandments". If you're interested in TRAINING FOREVER, you'll want to listen, write down, and FOLLOW THESE 10 COMMANDMENTS! *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Oct 14, 2021
#338 How Strong/Fit Are You?! [Try These 4 Simple Tests & Find Out]
01:19:38
On this week's show, Joe reveals the origin and specifics of his "Relative Strength Index" (RSI). He explains the tests that make up the RSI - along with his grading system - for determining how strong & FIT you are! He also includes bonus replacements for the "BIG 3" (barbell bench, squat, deadlift) for endomorphs looking to improve their overall fitness [while still being strong af]. *For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
Oct 07, 2021
#337 How To Get FIT AF After 40 w/ Christian Thibaudeau
01:34:03
This week Christian Thibaudeau makes his [highly anticipated] debut on the Industrial Strength Show! Christian has been training & coaching for over 2 decades, working with athletes from dozens of different sports. He has written 4 books, 700+ published articles on T-Nation, and has pioneered multiple educational courses - including the brilliant "Neuro-typing" system (which goes in-depth on how to train athletes based on their personalities/dispositions). On today's show, Christian discusses the following topics:
  • Training to maximize muscle growth vs Training for health/longevity
  • How Christian's training has changed [after turning 40]
  • The best training split(s) for "washed-up meatheads"
  • The many benefits of loaded carries [and how/when to program them]
  • Christian's thoughts on cardio - What's best for lifters over 40?
  • Specific exercises Christian & Joe started AVOIDING [after turning 40]
  • Is "neuro-typing" important for non-athletes?
  • How to eat to live longer
  • Christian's TOP 3 pieces of advice for lifters over 40
  • And Much, MUCH MORE!
*For a full list of Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Sep 30, 2021
#336 My New Pec-Poppin' Push Workout, How To Make Social Media Great Again & More!
01:17:39
This week Joe answers 5 listener questions. TOPICS INCLUDE:
  • Has Joe ditched the straight bar [since having shoulder surgery]?
  • How to make social media great again!
  • Is it more important to limit carbs or fats when "Fat Loss" is the main goal?
  • The [2-Exercise] ANTI-Upper Body Warm-up!!
  • Joe's thoughts on Drop-sets [Plus he shares his new "PUSH" workout!]
*For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Sep 23, 2021
#335 The ONE THING That Had The Biggest Impact on My Recent Bloodwork
01:28:57
Joe kicks off this week's show by giving the audience an update on the "COVID situation" in the DeFranco household. He then shares the results of his most recent bloodwork & body composition analysis. He concludes the show by reflecting on the ONE THING that has made the biggest difference in his overall health! *For Show Notes, Timestamps & all the Important Links from this episode visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Sep 16, 2021
#334 COVID Hits The DeFranco Household...
54:15

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

*For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Sep 09, 2021
#333 How To Balance Athletic & Aesthetic Goals, A Simple Longevity Test You Must Try & More!
01:18:06
After experiencing power outages [due to hurricane Ida] Joe was finally able to sit down and record an Overrated/Underrated podcast! TOPICS INCLUDE: Umbrellas; Supersets; Being a punter/kicker in the NFL; Jumping Rope; Lyle Alzado; George Carlin; Training like an athlete when you're not; Benefits of walking; Natural soaps like Dr. Squatch; Pull-ups; Lululemon joggers; Metabolic conditioning circuits for first responders; Dead arm hang for shoulder health; The ability to get off the floor without using your hands or knees. *For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
Sep 02, 2021
#332 The #1 Thing Everyone Must Do [in the Gym] To Make Progress, A Day in Joe D's Life & More!
01:13:32
After starting the show w/ 2 important/exciting announcements, Joe covers 3 main topics: 1) What everyone needs to know about EXERCISE SELECTION [including Joe's thoughts on programming Nordic Hamstring Curls] 2) Joe takes the audience through "A Day In His Life" 3) How to determine the best diet for YOU! *For Show Notes & Timestamps from this episode goto  www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Aug 26, 2021
#331 The Perfect Shoulder Warm-up [Fully Explained], How To Fix "Knock Knees" & More!
01:13:42
After reading this week's winning iTunes review & announcing his return to [youth] coaching, Joe provides thorough answers to 2 different listener questions. During the first half of the show Joe maps out his current upper body warm-up. This includes his 3 main "areas of focus", specific exercise recommendations, a full warm-up example and explanations regarding HOW & WHY he does what he does. During the second half of the show, Joe answers a question from a concerned parent about his 8-year-old daughter's "knock knees". Joe reveals his "4-Step Formula" & "ground-up" approach for fixing knee valgus, aka, "knock knees". *For Show Notes & Timestamps from this episode goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Aug 19, 2021
#330 Remembering "The Guru": A Tribute to Dr. Tom Bilella
02:17:53
During the first half of this week's tribute show Joe shares some of his favorite/funniest Dr. Tom stories, along with the most important lessons Joe learned from him. The final hour of today's show is a replay of Dr. Tom's very first appearance on the Industrial Strength Show [episode 63 - May 26, 2016]. *For a full list of Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
Aug 12, 2021
#329 The Art of Coaching, Strength Coach Lifestyle and LIFE LESSONS w/ Zach Even-Esh & Joe D.
01:53:43
Joe D. reunites with Zach Even-Esh in this week's EPIC podcast! (You'll probably end up listening to this episode multiple times!) TOPICS INCLUDE: The Art of Coaching - The fine details & little nuances that separate good coaches from GREAT coaches; How we handle "difficult" parents in the gym; Experiences we've had with bad coaches that showed us what we DON'T want to do or become as coaches ourselves; Stories, memories, and lessons learned from our close friend [who recently passed away] Dr. Tom "The Guru" Bilella; LIFE LESSONS that we've experienced as we've gotten older; Garage Gym Godfathers seminar details/announcement...and Much MORE! *For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
Aug 05, 2021
#328 Best Exercises for "Inner" Pec Development, How I Trained My First Olympic Athlete & More!
01:39:33
This week's show starts with some "life updates" [which include]: Willy's surgery, Mickey Gall's UFC fight, New Garage Gym Pics/Tour & Joe's recent lat tear. Joe then answers 4 listener questions. TOPICS INCLUDE: Treating "armpit pain" from benching / Preventing Pec Tears; How to develop your "inner pecs"; Why does Joe lift his head up when benching; How Joe trained his first Olympic athlete. *For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
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Jul 29, 2021
#327 The Darkside of Resistance Training [What Every Lifter Needs to Understand]
01:25:15
Joe kicks off this week's show with a "life update" that includes: Willy's eye removal surgery, new garage gym equipment, truck problems...and a NEW "shoulder tear"?!? He then spends the rest of the episode covering the "darkside" of resistance training, ie, The Top 5 Things That Every Lifter Needs To Know/Understand [in order to experience all the amazing benefits resistance training has to offer]!
 
*For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
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Jul 22, 2021
#326 What I'm Doing Differently To Drop Body Fat [Full Day of Eating, New "Cardio" Routine & More!]
01:17:40
This week's show starts with a new segment where Joe shares [new] "Stuff He Likes". He then details his current diet & supplementation, meal-by-meal. He includes things he's now doing differently, along with his favorite [high protein] snacks that taste like dessert!! He concludes the show by explaining how he's "spiced up" his morning walks, which has led to better recovery, reduced belly fat and more overall GAINS! *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
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Jul 15, 2021
#325 How I ReBuilt My Left Shoulder, New Garage Gym Update & More!
01:27:10
This week Joe starts the show by giving an update on the progress he's made with his new garage gym. After getting sidetracked [and sharing an incredibly frustrating call he recently had with Verizon] Joe gets into the specifics of his new garage gym. Topics include: Upgrades that have been made, new equipment that's been ordered, old equipment that will be moved into the garage & the equipment that "didn't make the cut". During the second half of the show, Joe gives an update on his shoulder "rehab" and the specifics regarding his new training split/experiment!! *For a full list of Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode go to: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
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Jul 08, 2021
#324 The TRUTH About Reverse Hypers and Low Back Pain, My 'Mount Rushmore' of Gym Pet Peeves & More!
01:28:24
This week Joe returns from vacation with plenty of stories to share (and questions to answer)!! MAIN TOPICS OF DISCUSSION INCLUDE: The "secret pill" for managing anxiety; How to prevent "low back lock-up" when standing for long periods of time; The TRUTH about Reverse Hypers and low back pain; Joe shares a "hotel gym story" which leads to his 'Mount Rushmore' of Gym Etiquette Pet Peeves...and More! *For Timestamps & Show Notes from today's episode visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
 
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Jul 01, 2021
#323 Using "Mechanical Drop-Sets" to Get Jacked, Improve Your Shoulder Mobility While Watching TV & More!
01:09:46
This week's show is recorded on location from Palm Beach, Florida! Joe takes some time away from his family vacation to answer 4 listener questions. SPECIFIC TOPICS INCLUDE: 1) How to stay hydrated and prevent low back pain when traveling 2) The difference between regular drop-sets & "mechanical" drop-sets [Plus Joe's favorite mechanical drop-set pairings for all muscle groups!] 3) Troubleshooting the vertical jump [Why do athletes drift forward when they jump?] 4) Two upper body stretches you can do [to improve shoulder mobility] while watching TV!

*For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jun 24, 2021
#322 My [Meathead] Birthday Present, Ashley's Health Scare & The Top 5 Qualities of Great Dads!
01:30:50
In this week's episode, Joe celebrates Father's Day, his upcoming Birthday & fills everyone in on what's been going on in the DeFranco household!  HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Ashley's recent blood work and what everyone can learn from her "health scare"; BONUS "Overrated/Underrated" segment w/ Ashley in the hot seat!; "Highlights" & "lowlights" from Joe's recent blood work; What's Joe getting for his 46th birthday?; Joe's Top 5 Qualities of Being a Great Dad...and Much MORE!
*For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jun 17, 2021
#321 Dr. Beau Hightower on Chiropractic Criticism, Top 3 Longevity "Difference Makers" & More!
01:27:47
This week Joe is joined by Dr. Beau Hightower - The "YouTube Famous" Chiropractor to UFC Fighters, WWE Wrestlers, and Athletes/Celebrities From Across the Globe! Highlights from their conversation include: How/Why Dr. Beau's videos began going viral; The traditional "business model" of chiropractic and how Beau's practice is different; Misconceptions surrounding chiropractic; The 3 different types of chiropractors; Responding to Joe Rogan's criticism of chiropractic; The importance of nuance & moderation [in all fields]; Does "cracking" your neck and/or knuckles cause arthritis?; Safety/effectiveness of high velocity spinal decompression/adjustments; Dr. Beau's Big 3 longevity "difference makers"...and Much More!
*For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
 
Jun 10, 2021
#320 The No-Cardio Way to Burn Fat & Age-Proof Your Body w/ MindPump Co-Host Sal Di Stefano!
01:11:52
This week Joe is joined by MindPump co-host & author of the new book, "The Resistance Training Revolution" - Sal Di Stefano. Highlights from their conversation include: Why Sal decided to write a book; Why Sal and his partners (Adam & Justin) get labeled as "anti-cardio"; Biggest misconceptions surrounding cardiovascular exercise [We've all been lied to!]; Why strength training is the single best form of exercise; Common strength training mistakes [that prevent most people from achieving their goals]; The "muscle toning" myth; Sal's favorite Rocky movie scene...and Much MORE! *For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jun 03, 2021
#319 Why "Getting a Pump" is Important, BCAAs Bad Rap, Abstaining from Sex Before Competition & LOTS More!
01:40:04
In this week's [super-sized] Memorial Day Weekend edition of the podcast - Joe continues the Overrated/Underrated segment he started during the second-half of last week's show!

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

*For Show Notes & Timestamps goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
May 27, 2021
#318 Sneaky Tricks for "Shoulder-Friendly" Barbell Benching, Overrated/Underrated Returns & More!
01:26:38
This week Joe answers a follow-up question from last week's show regarding "shoulder friendly" barbell benching. He shares his Top 5 "sneaky tricks" for those who still want to [barbell] bench heavy - without the shoulder damage that's normally associated with it. The second half of the show is dedicated to "Overrated/Underrated"! Topics include: Functional Training; Chest Flies; Hook Grip; Watching Newly Released Movies at Home vs in Theatres; Eating Immediately After Your Workout; Bodybuilding for Athletes; Back Squats; Bacon; RPR (Reflexive Performance Reset); McGill's Big 3; Slow Concentric Training for Strength Gains; Weekends; Salt; John Riggins; Mass Specific Force. *For Show Notes & Timestamps visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
May 20, 2021
#317 Top 5 Things Lifters Can Do To Avoid Shoulder Surgery, Slant Board Misconceptions & More!
01:18:54
Joe kicks off this week's show with a few exciting/important announcements. He then covers the following 4 training topics:
1) Slant Board Training Misconceptions 2) Top 5 Things Lifters Can Do To Avoid Shoulder Surgery 3) Rest Interval Recommendations When Sprinting 4) Incorporating Linear Progressions Within a Conjugate System... Plus More! *For Show Notes & Timestamps go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
May 13, 2021
#316 Sean Hayes on What It Takes To Be A Great Coach, Best Conditioning Drills for Pro Wrestlers & More!
01:32:05
This week Joe is joined by Sean Hayes - Director of Strength & Conditioning at the WWE Performance Center. Highlights from their conversation include: A message from "Stone Cold Steve Austin" to all personal trainers who don't like to "cite their work" lol; A lesson Sean learned from "Macho Man" Randy Savage [which was relayed to him from Shawn Michaels]; Sean reveals the most difficult part of his job; The main traits that Joe & Sean feel separate the GREAT coaches from the average coaches; How often does Sean test his athletes at the WWE PC; The 5 different training phases that make up NXT's yearly S&C plan; The benefits of [regularly] rotating exercises; How Sean balances "variety" with "consistency"; Best conditioning drills for pro wrestlers [besides in-ring work]; Joe reveals the "garage gym envy" he recently experienced; Triple H's new hypertrophy technique...and Much MORE! *For Show Notes & Timestamps visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
May 06, 2021
#315 How To Gain Muscle & Lose Fat Simultaneously, Rehab Tools for Meatheads & More!
01:29:32
This week's show begins with a few announcements, including this month's "MuscleUpMay" Supplement Sale! Joe then provides a training/rehab update before getting into today's main topic - How To Gain Muscle & Lose Fat Simultaneously. Joe allows his audience to become a "fly on the wall" as he designs his personal  "Body Recomp" Nutrition plan. More specifically, he shares his step-by-step approach for determining maintenance calories, protein requirements/macronutrient breakdown, training & supplementation recommendations...and Much MORE!

*For Show Notes & Timestamps goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
 
Apr 29, 2021
#314 The Truth About "Knees Over Toes" Training w/ Ben Patrick!
01:26:01

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

Apr 22, 2021
#313 How To Get Lean Without Becoming "Skinny-Fat", The 3 Keys to Happiness & More!
01:13:35
This week Joe shares his Top 6 tips for getting lean this summer while avoiding the [dreaded] "skinny-fat" look! The show concludes with a reminder of how important your mental health is - even for those with "physical/aesthetic" goals.
 
*For Show Notes & Timestamps goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Apr 15, 2021
#312 How To Customize Your Gains & Make ANY Program More Effective!
01:23:10
This week Joe & Smitty announce the [public] release of their NEW "Specialization Course Digital Library"! During the past 3 years Joe & Smitty compiled data on the most common "problem areas" in training, then created easy-to-implement "workout add-ons", aka, Specialization Courses - That'll turn your weaknesses into strengths - while making your current program 10X more effective! In this episode you'll learn more about these Specialization Courses [and how to gain instant access to them] along with a number of other topics including: How trainers, coaches & entrepreneurs know WHEN is the right time to launch a product; Why there is no such thing as a "perfect program"; Why exercise EXECUTION trumps exercise SELECTION; The 15 most common "problem areas" in training and much, Much MORE!
Apr 08, 2021
#311 How To Fix a Bulging Disc [3 Simple Steps], Joe D's Top 5 "Movie Heels" & More!
01:27:25
This week's show starts with an exciting announcement regarding a new supplement stack/bundle that's been added to the DeFranco line. [You asked for it & you got it!] This is followed up with an unexpected [somewhat shocking] announcement concerning the future of the Industrial Strength Show. Joe then answers a question about his Top 5 "movie heels" before getting into today's main topic - How To Fix a Bulging Lumbar Disc. Joe reveals the simple 3-step process he uses whenever he has a "disc flare-up". He also shares his daily, 4-Move "Mobilize & Anchor" routine for general low back maintenance/health. Joe concludes the show with his top tips for training with/around chronic low back pain.
Apr 01, 2021
#310 Programming Supra-Maximal Eccentrics, My Favorite 10-Minute Workouts & More!
01:25:42
This week's show consists of a 'mish-mash' of 3 different topics: 1. Joe gives an update on his shoulder rehab [which is also accompanied by a lesson about what it truly means to make "constant progress"] 2. Joe shares his thoughts on the Ryan Crowley "pec tear video" & the pros/cons of programming supra-maximal eccentrics 3. How to build/maintain muscle & burn fat in just 10 minutes a day!
 
Mar 25, 2021
#309 Strength & Conditioning Considerations for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
01:36:11
This week Joe takes a deep dive into the topic of 'Strength & Conditioning for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu'. Specific topics of discussion include: Warm-up Considerations for the BJJ Athlete; Joe's [extremely effective] 2-Day "Condensed Conjugate" Strength Template; Conditioning for BJJ [Best practices for improving aerobic capacity, alactic capacity & lactic capacity]; How to organize BJJ practice, strength training and extra conditioning sessions into a weekly plan... and Much MORE!
Mar 18, 2021
#308 Rayron Gracie On The Importance of S&C for BJJ, Getting Attacked Outside of DeFranco's Gym & More!
01:12:53
This week Joe is joined by Rayron Gracie - son of the late Ryan Gracie, aka, "The Bad Boy of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu". Highlights from this conversation include: The insane story of how Rayron was attacked by a crazy person after his last workout at DeFranco's Gym; What prompted Rayron to call Joe & hire him as his Strength & Conditioning coach; The importance of incorporating strength & conditioning into BJJ training; The effect that Rayron's "newfound strength" has had on his technical/BJJ skill; Why the Gracie family was (originally) AGAINST strength training; Knowing the difference between "Getting Better" vs "Getting Tired"; The conditioning tool that has the highest carryover to BJJ; Rayron's misconception of what a great coach was/is supposed to do; Why all S&C programs were NOT created equal; Rayron's documentary, "Letters to My Father"...and Much MORE!
Mar 11, 2021
#307 Overrated/Underrated Part 2: Cannabis for Recovery, TRT, Arm Day for Athletes & MORE!
01:25:11
This week Joe continues his wildly popular/polarizing segment from last week - Overrated/Underrated! Topics include: Arm Day for Athletes; Shampoo; Walking/LISS Cardio; Narrow Stance Squatting for Athletes; Training to Failure; Cannabis for Recovery; Burpees; Barefoot training; Garage Gyms; Knee Sleeves, Elbow Sleeves & Belts; Static Stretching; TRT; Marriage; Fructose/Fruit; Ranch Dressing; "Girl Push-ups"; Smith Machine; Expensive Workout Attire; Post Workout "Anabolic Window" & More!

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

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Mar 04, 2021
#306 World's Longest Overrated/Underrated segment [From Kettlebells & Battle Ropes to Pineapple on Pizza & More!]
01:23:21
This week Joe introduces a new segment where he rates over 35 different exercises, training techniques, foods, movies, wrestlers & more! Specific topics include kettlebells, hip thrusts, front squats, flywheel training, velocity-based training, Peloton bikes, Ice baths, pineapple on pizza & many, Many MORE!
 
*For Show Notes & Timestamps from this episode visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
*To purchase DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements visit www.DeFrancosNutrition.com
 
*To support today's sponsor visit www.HelloWater.com [promo code: DEFRANCO]
Feb 25, 2021
#305 How I Program Loaded Carries, My Thoughts on RPE & More!
01:23:36
Joe begins the show by explaining why there was a delay [posting this week's episode]. He then continues the Q&A he started last week. Specific topics of discussion include: Joe's "BIG 3" exercise categories for ongoing shoulder health; Is there a "new group" of people who rival those who don't return their shopping carts?! What are Joe's thoughts on using "RPE"? How/When does Joe recommend programming loaded carries [and what are his favorite variations]... Plus More!
 
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*For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Feb 18, 2021
#304 My Opinion on Tom Brady's Training, Writing Programs for Combat Athletes based on their "Fight Style" & More!
01:23:01
Joe kicks off this week's show by addressing his [embarrassing] Super Bowl prediction from last week. He then does a "live to tape" Q&A, answering questions on the following 4 topics: 1) Is there a way to include a "scoring system" into the AMPED Movement Screen/Assessment? 2) Does Joe prefer spaghetti or lasagna? Meatballs or meat sauce? Lol 3) Does Joe take an athlete's weight class & "fight style" into consideration when designing training programs for fighters? 4) What does Joe think of Tom Brady's training [and his trainer's claim that "training with bands makes muscles softer and more pliable"?]

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

**To register for this month's CPPS L1 Hybrid Course goto: www.CPPScoaches.com/schedule [Use coupon code "ROSE20" to SAVE 20%!]
Feb 11, 2021
#303 My 5 Favorite Ways to Program Supersets
01:08:24
Joe kicks off this week's show with a Super Bowl 55 prediction. He then reads a question from a listener who's interested in learning more about programming supersets. Joe explains WHY he includes supersets in almost all of his programs, then shares his 5 favorite "types" of supersets.

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

*To register for any of our CPPS courses goto: www.CPPScoaches.com/schedule
Feb 04, 2021
#302 Life/Longevity Lessons from my 102-Year-Old Grandmother
01:17:17
Joe dedicates the first half of this week's show to his 102-year-old grandmother [who passed away this week]. He shares the Top 3 "life lessons" he learned from her, as well as 2 "health tips" she shared with him on her 100th birthday. After Joe's tribute to his grandmother, he answers 3 listener questions. Topics include: 1) What exercises does Joe recommend when a client can't even perform a BODYWEIGHT squat? 2) How/Why do newbie's increase their STRENGTH  before seeing any visible changes in SIZE? 3) If "flexing the spine under load" is dangerous, why do so many coaches teach a 'posterior pelvic tilt' when performing hip thrusts?

*For Show Notes & Timestamps from this episode goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
*To become CPPS-certified [from home] goto: www.CPPScoaches.com/schedule
 
*To purchase DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements goto: www.DeFrancosNutrition.com
 
Jan 28, 2021
#301 Jim Wendler & Joe DeFranco 10-Year Reunion Podcast!
01:20:55
After not seeing each other or speaking for over 10 years, Joe D. reunites with Jim Wendler to discuss a variety of topics! Highlights from their conversation include: The backstory behind Jim's "Why I Hate Joe DeFranco" article; Important lessons about business growth; The rewards of working with young kids [compared to pro athletes]; Dealing with online criticism; Biggest mistake young lifters make; Why Jim doesn't include "testing days" in his high school kid's programs; Jim's thoughts on programming assistance exercises; What's the biggest difference between how Jim trains high school athletes vs how he trains himself; Why Jim does NOT incorporate much exercise variety into his athlete's programs; The dangers of training "too heavy" [and the importance of sub-maximal work]; Jim's top tips for training longevity...and Much MORE!
 
*For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

**To register for any of our CPPS Online Courses goto: www.CPPScoaches.com/schedule
Jan 21, 2021
#300 Shoulder Rehab Update + Uncensored Q&A w/ Ashley DeFranco! [Full Female Strength Template included]
01:11:52
This week Joe celebrates the 300th episode of the Industrial Strength Show! He begins the podcast with another prize/giveaway! He then gives an update on his shoulder rehab [and the unique challenge he must complete before "allowing himself" to barbell bench press again]. Ashley DeFranco then joins the show for an Uncensored Q&A! Topics include: Who has more shoes - Joe or Ashley?; Joe's worst habit [that drives her nuts]; Has she ever caught Joe NOT putting his shopping cart back?!; Her favorite trait of Joe; What are her favorite snacks?; Why doesn't she listen to the Industrial Strength Show?; What's her opinion of the Industrial Strength Universe?; Top tips for a successful marriage; What is Ashley's current workout split; The [extremely unique] ritual that takes place before Joe writes Ashley a new program...and MORE!

*For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode go to: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jan 14, 2021
#299 How To Create Opportunities for Yourself & "Make It" in Any Industry [w/ Calvin Hartman]
01:13:36
This week Joe is joined by Calvin Hartman - Head Strength Coach at DeFranco's Training & Consulting in East Rutherford, NJ. Highlights from their conversation include: How Calvin first met Joe; The backstory behind Calvin's internship and how he ultimately took over for Cameron Josse as Head Strength Coach at DeFranco's; The thing Calvin did for Joe that "won him over forever"; The traits that Joe looks for in a trainer/person; What was Calvin's impression of Joe before meeting him vs after meeting him; Who is Calvin's least favorite person to train at DeFranco's?; How does Calvin organize the training week for his high school & college football clients?; Why does Joe place such an emphasis on the "shopping cart thing"... and Much MORE!!
 
*For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jan 07, 2021
#298 My Top 5 POSITIVE Takeaways from 2020...and the People I'd Like to Slap in the Face!
01:06:58
In this final episode of 2020, Joe highlights the GOOD things that happened during an otherwise rough year. He then goes on a bit of an angry rant regarding the 4 things that SHOULD HAVE taken precedence over "mask-wearing", "hand washing" & "social distancing"!

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

*To purchase DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements goto: www.DeFrancosNutrition.com
Dec 31, 2020
#297 Christmas Eve Q&A!
01:15:28
This special "Christmas Eve edition" of the podcast includes a mix of training, nutrition & holiday-related questions. Specific topics include: The difference between programming "box squats" vs "squats to a box"; Joe's thoughts on "dieting during the holidays"; What was Joe's all-time favorite Christmas gift(s) as a child?; Joe's favorite Christmas movie; Troubleshooting/overcoming chronic tightness [without stretching]...and More!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps from this episode goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
*To register for Kabuki Education Week CLICK HERE
*To become CPPS-certified online CLICK HERE
 
Dec 24, 2020
#296 My Current [Anti] Diet: How I'm "Consuming MORE" & "Restricting Less" for LongTerm Success!
01:10:07
After a 1-week hiatus, Joe D. & the Industrial Strength Show RETURN! Joe starts the show by providing an update on his parent's health... He then reads a question from a listener inquiring about his current "diet". Specific topics covered include: Joe's current [anti] diet - What he IS & ISN'T tracking; The 4 things Joe consumes EVERY DAY [and YOU should too!]; Daily water intake recommendation; How Joe easily TRIPLED his vegetable consumption; Joe's thoughts on Honeycrisp apples - Are they really the equivalent of eating CANDY?!; Daily protein intake/recommendation; Joe walks the audience through a full day of eating, meal-by-meal...and Much MORE!

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

*To purchase DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements goto: www.DeFrancosNutrition.com

*To become CPPS-certified online goto: www.CPPSacademy.com
 
Dec 17, 2020
#295 Programming Cluster Sets vs Rest-Pause, Explaining Mike Tyson's [Surprising] Endurance & More!
01:19:47
This week's show starts with the [unfortunate] news of George DeFranco's positive COVID test. After asking the Industrial Strength Universe to send some positive vibes his parents' way, Joe answers two listener questions. TOPICS INCLUDE: 1) How Joe programs cluster sets vs rest-pause [for strength & hypertrophy] 2) The reason Mike Tyson appeared to be in much better shape than Roy Jones Jr.
 
*For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
*To become a DeFranco Insider goto www.DeFrancoInsider.com
*To purchase DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements goto www.DeFrancosNutrition.com
 
Dec 03, 2020
#294 Five Things I'm Thankful For, "Functional" Training Advice for Washed-Up Meatheads & More!
01:24:29
Joe kicks off this week's show with 3 great holiday gift ideas :) He then answers 3 listener questions. TOPICS INCLUDE: 5 Things Joe is Thankful For [plus a rant/tangent on "blaming others" & "the dangers of trying to control the uncontrollable"]; How To Build a Target Audience Online; "Functional Training" Advice for Non-Athletes/Washed-Up Meatheads...and More! For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
*To purchase DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements goto www.DeFrancosNutrition.com
*To purchase a Gift Card for a 60-minute online consultation w/ Joe D. email: ashley@defrancostraining.com
*To purchase a Gift Card for 12 weeks of online training email: calvin@defrancostraining.com
Nov 26, 2020
#293 How To Conquer Fear, A Simple Test to Determine if You're Overfat & More!
01:06:50
Joe starts this week's show with an update on his [censored?] Instagram account, this year's [lack of] new merch, and the status of next week's "DeFranco Family" Thanksgiving episode. He then answers 4 listener questions. TOPICS INCLUDE: 1) How to conquer fear; 2) Joe's thoughts on Triphasic Training [and how to incorporate it into a conjugate style program]; 3) A simple test to determine if you're overfat [even if you're not overweight]; 4) Can CrossFit "done properly" be used to build strength, speed & endurance for football and/or lacrosse?

*For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Nov 19, 2020
#292 Integrating Strength & Conditioning Principles Into Your Rehabilitation Program [w/ Kelly Starrett]
01:03:18
Joe DeFranco (shoulder surgery) & Kelly Starrett (knee surgery) discuss how they're both integrating S&C principles into their rehabilitation programs in order to optimize their body's ability to heal.

*For specific Show Notes & Timestamps from this episode go to: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
*To visit Kelly Starrett's website go to: www.TheReadyState.com

*To join the DeFranco Insider community go to: www.DeFrancoInsider.com

*To become CPPS-certified online go to: www.CPPSacademy.com
Nov 12, 2020
#291 Why All Reps Were NOT Created Equal [w/ Jim "Smitty" Smith]
01:20:26
This week Joe is joined by his good friend, colleague & CPPS co-creator Jim "Smitty" Smith. Together they discuss 2 main topics: #1) Why All Reps Were NOT Created Equal #2) How Joe & Smitty "Navigated Through The Noise" To Create Their Own System of Training...and How YOU Can Too!

*For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode go to: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

*To become CPPS-certified online goto: www.CPPSacademy.com
Nov 05, 2020
#290 In-Season Training Advice for Athletes & Elbow-Friendly Arm Training for Meatheads!
01:21:34
Joe kicks off this week's show by explaining how/why he almost canceled today's episode! He then answers 2 questions on the following topics: #1) In-Season Training Advice for Athletes [including goals, common mistakes, exercise selection & sample templates] #2) Elbow-Friendly Arm Training Advice for Meatheads [including Joes' favorite joint-friendly bicep & tricep exercises, a forearm training "trick" that works like magic & more!]

*For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
*To purchase DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements goto: www.DeFrancosNutrition.com
*To become a Certified Football Preparation Specialist goto: www.CPPSacademy.com/football
Oct 29, 2020
#289 The Universal Squat Cue for ALL Body Types, Choosing the Best Program for YOU & More!
01:10:10
Joe starts this week's show by sharing the highs & lows of his shoulder recovery thus far. He then answers 3 main questions. TOPICS INCLUDE: 1) How to determine the best program for YOU 2) Is it better to initiate a barbell back squat with a "hip break" or "knee break"? 3) Can soccer players benefit from a "Westside/Conjugate" model of programming?
 
*For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode go to: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
*To get CPPS-certified online go to: www.CPPSacademy.com [Use coupon code "trick20" to save 20%!]
 
Oct 22, 2020
#288 Surgery Recap & Physical Therapy Update! [How I'm Planning to Recover like Wolverine]
01:23:15
After having major shoulder surgery just 5 days ago, Joe returns to the podcast to provide a recap of his experience and an inside look at his post-op recovery protocol! Specific topics of discussion include: How/Why Joe's surgery almost didn't happen!; What his surgery (specifically) consisted of; The 3 categories of supplements Joe is taking post-surgery; The 2 peptides Joe will be using for the next 6-8 weeks; The specifics of Joe's first 6 weeks of Physical Therapy & training; The main reason(s) Joe's recovery is already 5 weeks ahead of schedule...and Much MORE!

*For Show Notes, Timestamps & Specific Links from this episode go to: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Oct 15, 2020
#287 Integrating Breathing & Mobility into "Strength & Conditioning", The Truth About 'Leg Length Discrepancy' & More [w/ Dana Santas]!
01:20:43
The "MobilityMaker" is back!! This week Dana Santas makes her second podcast appearance in just 4 weeks! (This marks the fastest turnaround of any repeat guest in Industrial Strength Show history... Congrats, Dana :)) Highlights from this conversation include: Dana's involvement with this year's Stanley Cup Champs; The importance of integrating breathing and mobility into "strength & conditioning"; The relationship between strength coach & athletic trainer; The TRUTH about leg length discrepancies [What does it REALLY mean when your doctor tells you that "one leg is shorter than the other"]; How to incorporate breathwork into your everyday life; The role breathing plays in our ability to rotate; How breathing affects our gait cycle; What causes "side stitches" and how can we prevent them from recurring; Dana gives Joe some pre & post-surgery advice... Plus lots more!

*For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Oct 08, 2020
#286 Unique Ways to Incorporate Tire Flips into Your Program, Joe Reveals His Post-Op Supplement Stack & More!
01:20:08
Joe kicks off this week's show by announcing the winners of his iTunes Review Contest & this month's "MuscleUpOctober" Supplement Sale! He then answers 6 new questions. Topics include: Joe's thoughts on the Israel Adesanya steroid accusations; Another simple, high-protein snack recommendation; Pro Tip for loading & unloading 45lb plates onto a sled [without the risk of pinching or crushing your fingers]; Personal Trainer Swag - Joe's goto brands for looking "neat & professional" at the gym; How to program tire flips for strength, power, hypertrophy, and conditioning; Joe's post-op supplement stack revealed...and More!

*For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

*To purchase DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements goto: www.DeFrancosNutrition.com
 
Oct 01, 2020
#285 Why I Hate Planks [most of the time], My Current Approach to Programming Cardio & More!
01:03:11
After a brief introduction (which includes a new iTunes Review Contest Announcement), Joe discusses 3 main training topics: #1) Why he hates the way most personal trainers & Phys. Ed. teachers program planks [and what they could do better]  #2) What "constant progress" looks like in the REAL WORLD [Hint: It's NOT perfectly "linear"]  #3) The type of "cardio" Joe is currently prioritizing in his own training [for the first time in his life]... and More!

*For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this podcast goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Sep 24, 2020
#284 Partial Squats vs Full Squats for Vertical Jumping, To Brace or Not to Brace [When Sprinting] & More!
01:02:29
Joe starts this week's show with a 20-minute "off-topic" discussion that includes feedback from last week's show, first day of "virtual schooling" problems, surgery update, future speaking engagements, and his first-ever NETFLIX RECOMMENDATION!? He then covers two main training topics: #1) 1/4 Squats vs Full Squats - Which is better for increasing vertical jump height? #2) Should you brace your core when sprinting? [What core exercises have the highest carryover to your speed?]

*For Timestamps & Important Links from this episode goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
Sep 17, 2020
#283 How Breathwork Affects Our Mobility, Why "Belly Breathing" is Bullsh*t & More [w/ Dana Santas]
01:21:16
This week Joe welcomes Dana Santas, aka, "Mobility Maker" to the Industrial Strength Show. Dana is a breathing, mobility, and mind-body coach to 45+ pro teams and hundreds of pro athletes in MLB, NHL, NFL, NBA, PGA & WWE. She is also a best-selling author, inventor, and international presenter on ways to breathe, move and feel better for performance enhancement and healthier, happier living. Highlights from Joe's conversation with Dana include: How Dana originally got her "foot in the door" working with professional sports organizations & pro athletes; Why does Dana hate the word "flexibility"; Why breathing should be categorized as a "fundamental movement pattern"; Dana explains her "breathing bridge"; Why "belly breathing" is bullsh*t; How breathing affects shoulder, hip (and overall) mobility; Benefits of the "5-7-3" breathing format...and Much MORE!

*For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this podcast go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

**To sign up for Dana's "Breathe Better 101" online course CLICK HERE [Use discount code "defranco" to get $20 OFF the course!]
Sep 10, 2020
#282 How To Instantly Lift More Weight & Training Techniques That Contradict Logic [BUT WORK]!
01:21:49
Joe kicks off this week's show with 2 special offers for his audience: Offers include this month's sale on DeFranco-brand supplements & special discount pricing on the DRUM [percussive massage gun]. He then covers 2 main topics: #1) Joe's favorite techniques/hacks for when you need to display supra-maximal levels of strength NOW #2) Workouts/techniques that "contradict logic", but still GET THE JOB DONE!

*For Show Notes & Timestamps visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
*To purchase DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements visit: www.DeFrancosNutrition.com
Sep 03, 2020
#281 Is Knee Valgus Always a Problem, Are Percussion "Massage Guns" Effective & More!
01:12:35
Joe kicks off this week's show by sharing the "new twist" he's added to his morning walks... He then recognizes 2 members of the Industrial Strength Universe before starting this week's Q&A. Specific topics of discussion include: How concerned should we be with knee valgus, aka, "knees collapsing in" when training and/or playing sports; Are percussion "massage guns" beneficial or a waste of money; Does Joe use any other post-workout breathing techniques (besides box breathing) & what is the "minimal effective dose" to elicit a relaxation response? 

*For Show Notes & Timestamps goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
*To get the new STRONG BASTARD Program goto: www.StrongBastard911.com/forever
Aug 27, 2020
#280 How To Train Pain-Free, Increase Strength, Burn Fat & Feel Amazing at ANY Age!
01:26:34
This week Joe & Jim "Smitty" Smith answer questions relating to TRAINING LONGEVITY. Specific topics include: How to implement "intra-workout resets" & "fillers" into your program (and why are they beneficial); The Top 3 things you can do (training-wise) in your 20's to prevent aches, pains and problems later in life; Low-risk, high-reward conditioning recommendations for lifters over 50; Joe's "Mount Rushmore" of stretches for relieving low back pain/tightness; How to brace properly when performing loaded carries; The biggest difference(s) between the original "Strong Bastard" program and the NEW "Strong Bastard 2.0" program...and Much MORE!

*For Show Notes & Timestamps goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
*To purchase "SB911-Forever Strong" goto: www.StrongBastard911.com/forever
Aug 20, 2020
#279 The Simplest Way To Organize Your Training When Life Gets Crazy, Reversing Knee Pain & More!
01:09:22
Joe opens this week's show by providing an update on his 102-year-old grandmother's health. He then begins Part 2 of the Q&A he started last week. This week's portion of the Q&A consists of a deep dive on the following two questions/topics: #1) What are the reasons/advantages of incorporating BACKWARD Sled Drags into your program versus FORWARD Sled Drags? #2) What's the simplest and most effective way to organize your training (strength, cardio, mobility) when you're stressed out, beat up & low on time/patience?
*For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
*To join the DeFranco Insider visit www.DeFrancoInsider.com
Aug 13, 2020
#278 My 48-Hour Recap: Power Outages, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning & Shoulder Surgery?! [Plus Full Q&A]
01:42:53
On this week's show, Joe recaps a crazy 48 hours in New Jersey [including tropical storms, power outages, carbon monoxide scares, doctor appointments, and more!] He then begins Part 1 of a 2-Part Q&A. Topics include: Boosting your immune system during a heavy strength training cycle; Is it possible to gain muscle naturally in your 40', 50's & 60's; Joe's all-time favorite gym machines; How much can be accomplished with a client who can only train with you once a week; Update on Triple H & Stephanie McMahon's current/new training split; Posture fix for tall people...and Much MORE!

*For Timestamps & Important Links from this show goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Aug 07, 2020
#277 Joe's Live [Uncensored] Reaction to his MRI Results, Long-term Shoulder Health for Dummies & More!
01:18:21
Today's show starts off with a 24-minute introductory talk where Joe shares some details from last week's DeFranco Family vacation, along with his most recent MRI! He then announces the upcoming "MuscleUpAugust" supplement sale before starting the show. The podcast begins with BREAKING NEWS [Joe's MRI results were emailed to him as he was recording the show intro] - so Joe decides to "call an audible" and read/react to his MRI results live on the podcast, instead of doing a Q&A. After reacting to his MRI report, Joe shifts his focus back to the audience and reveals the 3 simplest things THEY can do to avoid shoulder pain/dysfunction/surgery as they get older.

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
To purchase DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements goto: www.DeFrancosNutrition.com
Jul 30, 2020
#276 Superhero Coach Don Saladino Shares His Go-To Training Split, Best Business/Life Advice & More!
01:11:13
This week Joe is joined by superhero/celebrity trainer, gym owner, and Muscle & Fitness cover model - Don Saladino! Highlights from their conversation include: How Don got started in personal training; The importance of "getting reps"/grinding during your early years [in personal training]; The process involved in preparing a Hollywood actor/actress for a movie roll; Don's go-to training split for hypertrophy; Don's personal training "formula for success"; How often does Don cancel or change a workout "on the fly"; How long will Don stick with a successful program before switching to another program; The importance of humility and recognizing those who helped/supported you along the way; How is Don managing [business-wise] during COVID-19; Don's best business/training/life advice...and much, Much MORE!
 
*For Show Notes & Timestamps goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
*To get CPPS-certified online goto: www.CPPSacademy.com
 
Jul 23, 2020
#275 How To Incorporate Med Ball Throws Into Your Program for Maximal Results!
01:38:08
This week's episode is all about the "power" of med ball training! Joe spends the first half of the show clearing up the confusion surrounding the topic and explaining WHY, WHEN & HOW to incorporate med ball throws into your program! The second half of the show is dedicated to a specific Med Ball Q&A. Topics covered include: Joe's Top 5 med ball throw variations; How to progress your med ball training; Are med ball slams overrated; How to incorporate med ball throws into the SB911 program; Elite med ball throw numbers for washed-up meatheads to shoot for; How many days per week should athletes incorporate med ball throws into their workouts; Best med ball throw variations for boxers; Most common med ball training mistakes...and much more!

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

*To get CPPS-certified ONLINE goto www.CPPSacademy.com
Jul 16, 2020
#274 Genetic Factors Affecting Sprinting Speed, Best Caffeine-Free Energy Boosters & More!
01:21:19
Joe kicks off this week's show by announcing the winners of his latest iTunes Review Contest...and he also provides some insight on the not-so-fun week he's having. After the introductory talk, Joe answers 4 listener questions. Topics include: Joe's favorite caffeine-free pre-workout supplements; The 3 most important genetic factors affecting an athlete's sprinting speed; Is it possible to build muscle by lifting light weights EXCLUSIVELY; Is bench pressing with a big arch beneficial (for healthy non-powerlifters) if the goal is to get bigger and stronger?
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
To become CPPS-certified online goto: www.CPPSacademy.com
Jul 09, 2020
#273 It's Never Too Late to Live Your Passion [w/ Joe D's OG client - Shemayne Williams]
01:38:21
This week Joe invites one of his OG clients (Shemayne Williams) onto the podcast to share her story and prove to the Industrial Strength Universe that it's NEVER TOO LATE to LIVE YOUR PASSION!
 
*For Show Notes & Timestamps visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
*To purchase DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements visit: www.DeFrancosNutrition.com
 
Jul 02, 2020
#272 Reverse Engineering the Power Clean, Joe's Favorite 3 Ingredient Muscle-Building Recipes & More!
01:24:58
Joe kicks off this week's show by thanking the audience for all the Birthday & Father's Day wishes. He follows that up with some important announcements and then starts the show. Topics covered this week include: 1) Why do we tend to have strong hunger urges on NON-training days? 2) What is the best type of cardio for strength athletes? 3) Joe's list of prerequisite exercises that should be mastered before learning the Power Clean 4) Joe's favorite 3 ingredient muscle-building recipes...and More!

Jun 25, 2020
#271 My Top 5 Life Lessons From 45 Years... Plus "Rapid-Fire" Q&A!
01:22:28
This week Joe celebrates Father's Day & his 45th Birthday by sharing his TOP 5 LIFE LESSONS. The final 30 minutes of the show is dedicated to Q&A. Topics include: Joe's physical/work/family goals for this year; Metal Plates vs Rubber/Bumper Plates; New Program Announcement; Corner Cuttin' Bastards vs Cat Sh*t Deadlifters; Advice for a washed-up meathead who isn't hitting PR's like he used to; Joe's biggest speed training success story; Should small/private gyms be "reclassified" [so they're not grouped with the big box/commercial gyms]...and More!
 
*For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode go to: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jun 18, 2020
#270 How To Succeed in the Fitness Industry Post COVID-19 [w/ Jonathan Goodman]
01:07:16
This week Joe is joined by Jonathan Goodman - founder of the Personal Trainer Development Center and Online Trainer Academy Certification. Jonathan has authored 11 books and lived in 10 different countries. He's also the host of the Online Trainer Show (available on iTunes, Spotify & YouTube). Highlights from Joe & Jon's conversation include: Why Jonathan feels the fitness industry was "broken" long before COVID-19; The point at which Jon realized personal training was NOT a viable career option; Why Jon is optimistic about the fitness industry POST COVID-19; Entrepreneurship vs Intrapreneurship; Focussing on ONE THING vs Being really good at one thing & "good enough" at a few other skills; The 4 most important skills needed to be successful in ANY business; The one aspect of the personal training business that Joe feels most trainers suck at; Finding your "1% uniqueness"; The #1 area that Jon feels most personal trainers need to get better at; Separating yourself from the pack in the fitness industry; The similarities between "designing an effective training program" & "growing a successful business"...plus much More!
 
*For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jun 11, 2020
#269 What The Gym Has Taught Me About Race Relations, Stereotypes...and Life!
49:45
In this week's brief, yet powerful podcast, Joe speaks from the heart regarding HIS interpretation of #BlackoutTuesday. He also shares an extremely important life lesson that we ALL can learn from the GYM.

*For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jun 04, 2020
#268 How To Prepare for the Army Combat Fitness Test, The Best Way To Train After a Layoff & More!
01:37:06
This week's show kicks off with a few special announcements (which includes new gifs & free gifTs), then Joe starts the show. On today's episode Joe discusses 3 main topics: 1) The Best Way To Train After a Layoff 2) How To Prepare for the New Army Combat Fitness Test 3) The 6 Most Influential NON-Training/Nutrition Books Joe Has Ever Read.

*For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com 
*To purchase DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements visit www.DeFrancosNutrition.com
*To become CPPS-certified ONLINE visit www.CPPSacademy.com

 
May 28, 2020
#267 How & When To Train Your Abs Directly, Should Kids Take Supplements & More!
01:23:54
After a brief announcement regarding the CPPS Online Course sale and some small talk about Joe Rogan's $100M Spotify deal, Joe answers 4 listener questions. Topics include: #1) How much of our flexibility is genetic and how to treat chronically tight hamstrings  #2) How & When to train your abs/core directly  #3) Should kids take supplements?  #4) "Same muscle group" supersets vs "opposing muscle group" supersets - Which are more effective?
 
*For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
May 21, 2020
#266 Wearing a Mask at the Gym: Safe Precaution or F*cking Stupid?!
53:12
As gyms begin to open back up, many gym owners and trainers are concerned about clients who will be training while wearing a mask. Is it safe to train in a mask, or does it increase the risk of hypercapnia (excessive carbon dioxide in the bloodstream)? Joe answers this question and MORE on today's show!
 
*For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
May 14, 2020
#265 Can Athletes Get "Too Strong", Optimal Shin Angle When Squatting/Deadlifting & More!
01:14:31
This week Joe continues his Instagram Q&A from last week. Topics of discussion include: Why "calories burned" is NOT a reliable way to assess the quality of your workout; How many sets for each bodypart should you be doing each week; Can athletes ever get too strong; Troubleshooting the hip thrust [What to do if you don't feel your glutes when thrusting]; Joe's advice to other dads living in a "house full of estrogen"; What's the optimal shin angle when squatting/deadlifting; Joe's thoughts on "debating with other trainers"...and More!

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
*To get CPPS certified ONLINE goto www.CPPSacademy.com (*Use discount code "STAYHOME" to save 20%!)
May 07, 2020
#264 Best Type of Cardio for Overall Health, Benefits of Long Duration Isometrics & More!
01:21:36
Joe starts this week's show with a brief recap of his "stinky situation" last night, then begins Part 1 of a 2-Part Q&A. Specific topics of discussion include: Joe's Top 3 "pillars" of becoming successful in the S&C industry; Joe's 8 favorite vastus medialis exercises; The benefits of long duration isometrics, how to incorporate them into your program, and Joe's 5 favorite extreme iso exercises; The best type of cardio for your overall health; Why/How "push-up challenges" are creating shoulder injuries; Joe proposes a "posterior chain plank challenge" & More!

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

To purchase DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements goto www.DeFrancosNutrition.com
Apr 30, 2020
#263 Programming Sprints for Non-Athletes/Meatheads & The Future of the Gym Business
01:23:55
Joe starts today's episode by updating the audience on his "quarantine life" and provides a brief recap of his day. He then answers a DM from a "meathead" listener asking how to incorporate sprints into his routine...without pulling a hamstring or injuring himself! After sharing and explaining his "Top 5 Sprint Variations for Meatheads & Non-Athletes", Joe spends the final 30 minutes of the podcast talking about the future of the gym business.

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com | To learn more about the CPPS Online certification goto www.CPPSacademy.com
Apr 23, 2020
#262 It's Not About WHO You Train; It's About HOW You Train [w/ Ben Bruno]
01:46:35
This week Joe is joined by Ben Bruno - a Los Angeles based trainer whose impressive clientele includes: professional athletes, actors & actresses, musicians, supermodels, and his mom. Highlights from this conversation include: How/When Ben first met Joe; How Ben's personal training business has been affected by COVID-19; Why Ben hates the term "celebrity trainer"; The 3 questions Ben asks all his clients; One-on-one personal training vs group training; The difference between training pro athletes vs "gen pop" clients; Designing workouts based on your client's personality; How to know who you can trust online versus who's full of sh*t; Training women vs men; Ben's thoughts on "joint-friendly training"...and Much MORE!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
Apr 16, 2020
#261 The $300 Budget Home Gym That'll Still Get You Jacked, Top 3 Swiss Ball Exercises & More!
01:36:40
Joe starts this week's show by sharing a personal story of how the COVID-19 pandemic is now hitting closer to home. After his introductory talk, Joe begins this week's Q&A. Topics include: "Plan B" Home Gym equipment recommendations for under $300; Top tips for building a podcast audience; Joe's thoughts on "perineum sunning"; The power of power naps; Joe reveals his ultimate cheat meal; Joe's 3 favorite Swiss Ball exercises; Does a gym's atmosphere help with long-term training adherence; Should bodyweight exercises be taken closer to failure (compared to barbell/dumbbell exercises)...and More!

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

To pre-order NEW DeFranco merch goto: www.DeFrancoShop.com
 
Apr 09, 2020
#260 The Best Advice I Ever Got, How To Survive a Zombie Apocalypse, Quarantine Diet Tips & More!
01:35:13
This week Joe conducts a "live to tape" Q&A. Topics include: Joe's thoughts on this year's Wrestlemania; Maintaining strength with bodyweight-only training; Pec building tips for those training at home without equipment; The best life and career advice Joe has ever gotten; Joe's thoughts on the "healthy at every size" movement; Joe's favorite sneakers to train in; Diet tips for people looking to get lean and healthy during quarantine/financially tough times; Different ways to manipulate exercises when weights are limited; Individualizing workouts when training groups of clients remotely...and More!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
To purchase DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements goto: www.DeFrancosNutrition.com
Apr 02, 2020
#259 The COVID-19 'Silver Lining' That Athletes/Coaches Are Overlooking, Best Pre-Workout Snacks & More!
01:56:21
This week Joe performs a full Q&A (which includes rants & tangents)! SPECIFIC TOPICS DISCUSSED ON TODAY'S SHOW: Joe's Top 3 favorite movies & wrestlers of all-time; Joe's favorite (easy-to-prepare) pre-workout snacks; Supplement recommendations when traveling/going on vacation; How to get your stubborn arms to grow; How to replace using a prowler if your gym doesn't have the space for it; Joe asks the audience for new DeFranco merch recommendations; The 4 main physical characteristics that washed-up meatheads (over 40) should be prioritizing; The COVID-19 'silver lining' that athletes, coaches and lifters are overlooking; Best & Worst part of being quarantined at home with family...and Lots MORE!

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
To become CPPS-certified FROM HOME goto: www.CPPSacademy.com
To purchase DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements goto: www.DeFrancosNutrition.com
To Join the DeFranco Insider goto: www.DeFrancoInsider.com
 
Mar 26, 2020
#258 Joe D's Actionable Advice for Gym Owners, Athletes & Lifters during this Coronavirus Pandemic
01:29:50
This week Joe shares his thoughts on the coronavirus pandemic that has impacted all of our lives. He also provides actionable advice to worried gym owners who have been forced to (temporarily) shut down their businesses. Joe spends the final 30 minutes of today's show sharing invaluable training tips to the athletes & lifters who are now forced to workout at home.
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
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CPPS Level 2 (online course): https://cppsacademy.com/mastery/
 
CPPS Football (online course): https://cppsacademy.com/football/
 
Join the DeFranco Insider: https://defrancoinsider.com
 
Mar 19, 2020
#257 Tips for Training Multi-Sport Athletes w/ No Off-Season, Best Types of "Muscle Building Cardio" & More!
01:30:01
Joe kicks off this week's show by wishing his parents a Happy 50th Anniversary. He then announces the date & location of the next CPPS certification class, before starting this week's Q&A session. TODAY'S Q&A TOPICS INCLUDE: Tips on Training Multi-Sport Athletes With No Off-Season; Best Cardiovascular Activities That WON'T Make Your Hard-Earned Muscle Disappear; Why Athletes SHOULD Be Paying Attention to their "Pump" (or Lack Thereof)!
 
For Timestamps & Important Links from today's show goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
To register for an upcoming CPPS certification course goto: www.CPPScoaches.com/schedule
Mar 12, 2020
#256 From Introvert to Instafamous! JoeTherapy talks Social Media Branding, Better Stretching & More!
01:25:54
Joe Yoon, aka, "JoeTherapy" joins Joe D. on this week's 5-Year Anniversary episode of the Industrial Strength Show! Specific topics of discussion include: Why does JoeTherapy throw a tennis ball at the beginning of his IG videos; How did Joe come up with the specific branding of his videos; Joe's advice to those looking to grow their social media following; Is stretching necessary if you lift weights properly (through a full ROM); When is the best time to stretch; Is it true that static stretching before your workout will decrease your strength; Dealing with shin splints; Misconceptions about working with pro athletes; The importance of having measurable/objective goals; How being an introvert influenced the style of Joe's IG videos; Improving your weaknesses vs Tripling down on your strengths; Joe's new book "Better Stretching"...and More!
 
*For show notes, timestamps and important links from today's show visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Mar 05, 2020
#255 The Link Between Push-up Capacity & Your Heart Health!
01:10:52
This week Joe looks at the findings of a new study that investigated the association between push-up capacity and future risk of cardiovascular disease. Joe shares his thoughts on the study and then provides some actionable takeaways for his listeners.

For Show Notes & Timestamps visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
To register for an upcoming CPPS course goto: www.CPPScoaches.com/schedule
To purchase DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements goto: www.DeFrancosNutrition.com
Feb 27, 2020
#254 The Negative Effect of Training w/ Chains, Joe's Unpopular Opinion on CBD products & More!
01:15:51
This week's show starts with Joe ranting about his newest pet peeve... He then begins a Q&A which includes questions on the following topics: Why your box squat strength isn't carrying over to your free squats; The benefits of backward sled dragging; The negative effect of training with chains; Replacing the 225 Bench Press Test at the NFL Combine; Joe's unpopular opinion on CBD products; How to keep training interesting for longtime clients...and More!
 
*For Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Feb 20, 2020
#253 Programming "Hand-Supported" Unilateral Exercises, Tips for Starting a Home Gym & More!
01:20:55
In honor of Valentine's Day, Joe shows his audience some love by giving away FREE STUFF before the start of the show. The episode begins with Joe sharing the significance of today's date and then he pushes for February 13th to become "National Warehouse Gym Owner's Day". Joe then shifts his focus to today's 2 main questions/topics: Tips for starting a home gym on a budget & Why/When would you program "hand-supported" unilateral exercises?

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Feb 13, 2020
#252 Understanding Kinesio Tape, Explaining What "Psoas Release" REALLY Means & More w/ Dr. Gregory Doerr
01:13:20
This week Joe is joined by New Jersey-based Chiropractor - Dr. Gregory Doerr. Dr. Doerr is the developer of FTMI (Functional Taping for Musculoskeletal Injuries) & FST (Functional Soft Tissue). He's also a highly sought after speaker - lecturing internationally on the topics of Sports Medicine, Rehab, Taping and soft tissue procedures.
 
On today's show, Joe sits down with Dr. Doerr to discuss the following topics: What Dr. Doerr learned in Chiropractic College vs What he's learned "in the trenches"; What do Joe's treatments with Dr. Doerr consist of?; Is the term "release" an appropriate term or can it be misleading?; What's REALLY happening when therapists claim they're "releasing the psoas"?; The difference between a "stable injury" vs "unstable injury"; When are "pro-inflammatory" treatments beneficial and when should they be avoided?; What Kinesio Tape DOES & DOESN'T do; The primary cause(s) of most people's low back pain/tightness; The TRUTH about cracking your knuckles...and Much MORE!
 
For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from today's episode goto https://www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
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Feb 06, 2020
#251 Joe Critiques a Female Listener's Program & Shares His Thoughts on The Biggest Loser!
01:16:07
This week Joe covers 2 main topics. During the first half of the show, he critiques a female listener's program (who hasn't been happy with her results). Joe discovers the ONE minor problem in her program that he feels has had a MAJOR (negative) snowball-like effect. He explains exactly how to fix the problem and guarantees she'll see/feel a difference! He promises this advice will help ALL female listeners! During the second half of the show, Joe shares his thoughts on the season premiere of The Biggest Loser. (Full Disclosure: Joe only watched the final 25 minutes of the show.) He explains what he liked about the show, what he didn't like, and how he'd make it better. This episode ends with Joe announcing the re-release of the documentary STRONG - available at www.defrancouniversity.com!
 
*For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jan 30, 2020
#250 How I Developed the Immune System of an Alligator, Narrow vs. Wide Stance Squats for Athletes & More!
01:12:46
Joe starts this week's show by sharing some personal info regarding the rough week his wife, kids (and even dogs) are having as they battle the flu and a horrible stomach virus. This prompts Joe to speculate how he's been able to remain healthy - even though he's been sleep-deprived and surrounded by sick people. After sharing his thoughts on his "alligator-like immune system", Joe answers the following four questions: #1)How to flip a heavy tire without injuring your back or biceps #2)Is it possible to build new muscle after the age of 40? #3)Should athletes squat with a narrow or wide stance? #4)Plyo recommendations for "plus-sized" athletes!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
To purchase DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements visit: www.DeFrancosNutrition.com
To register for a CPPS course visit: www.CPPScoaches.com/schedule
Jan 23, 2020
#249 Must-Hear Training Advice for Youth Coaches & Parents, My Early Childhood Strength Influences & More!
01:37:45
This week Joe follows up on all the questions and comments he received after posting video footage of his 8-year-old daughters first strength training session. Topics include: The #1 secret to making your kids first workout experience a positive/impactful one; Specific strength training & conditioning guidelines for kids; The danger(s) involved in "over-conditioning" young kids; The truth about early sport specialization; Can strength training stunt a child's growth?; The misconceptions surrounding the definition of "strength training"; Joe talks about the unique cast of characters that had the biggest influence on him as a kid...and More!

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

To register for the next CPPS course in Miami goto https://cppscoaches.com/schedule/
Jan 16, 2020
#248 The "Fun Warm-up" That Improves Performance, How To Prevent Clients from Questioning Your Results & More!
01:27:42
This week Joe continues his Instagram Q&A from last week. Topics covered include:
1) How to incorporate banded squats, bench presses and deadlifts into the SB911 program
2) How to train high school athletes who also have to train at school with their team
3) The craziest (and most impactful) DM Joe ever received
4) How long should you coach before you start selling products?
5) How to run a faster 2k
6) How to prevent clients from getting bored (and "going through the motions") during their warm-up
7) Are there any positive aspects of the Smith Machine?
8) Training considerations for clients diagnosed with high blood pressure
9) New seminar/product collaboration with Jim "Smitty" Smith coming in 2020!
10)  How to prevent clients from questioning your credibility and results
*For Timestamps & Important Links mentioned in this episode goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Jan 09, 2020
#247 How To Accomplish ANY Goal, The Secret to Recovering Faster As We Age & Lots More!
01:32:00
This week begins Part 1 of a 2-Part Instagram Q&A where Joe will be answering 20 total questions from his audience. Today's topics include: 1) The steps involved in designing an effective training program 2) Biggest mistakes people make that prevents them from reaching their goals  3) Determining your "Power Index" 4) Advice for training multi-sport youth athletes that are always "in-season" 5) Is it possible to accomplish your fitness goals while helping others? 6) Advice for college students looking to get into the S&C industry 7) Has Joe's "WHY" or his Core Values ever changed? 8) Best way to improve your ability to recover after the age of 50 9) Best strength training movements for swimmers 10) Recommended percentages & modalities when training to improve velocity.
 
For specific Timestamps from this episode goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
To purchase DeFranco-brand supplements goto www.DeFrancosNutrition.com
Jan 02, 2020
#246 End of Year Reflection, Top 5 Training Takeaways & Lots of FREE STUFF!
01:15:48
On this final episode of 2019, Joe D. shares this year's most popular show (based on downloads, feedback and social media engagement), then reflects on WHY he feels that show was so impactful. He then reviews the Top 5 Training Takeaways from 2019. This episode also includes lots of FREE STUFF for the audience! Listen to find out how you can win t-shirts, hoodies, Fat Gripz & More!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Dec 27, 2019
#245 Should You Train When Sick, How To Fix Flat Feet...Plus Full Q&A!
01:16:56
This week Joe is answering emails & Instagram questions from his audience. Specific topics of discussion include: Joe's opinion on training when sick; Unusual (but smart) rep recommendations for beginners; The problems associated with having flat feet (and how to fix them); Joe's favorite Christmas movie; Deadlift grip recommendations; Post-workout stretching vs box breathing; Joe's thoughts on TRT; The one piece of equipment every home gym needs; Should athletes focus more on strengthening neck extension over flexion; One thing strength coaches should worry LESS about when training athletes...Plus a quick recap from last weekend's STRONG NY event!
 
For specific timestamps of each question goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
To register for an upcoming CPPS course goto www.CPPScoaches.com/schedule
Dec 19, 2019
#244 8 Popular Exercises That Do More Harm Than Good, Understanding Rest Intervals & More!
01:28:19
This week Joe covers 2 main topics. For the first 20 minutes he discusses Rest Intervals. You'll learn the relationship between reps & rest, when full recovery between sets is recommended vs incomplete recovery...and the exception to the rule(s). After a brief "shopping cart" tangent, Joe gets into today's 2nd topic, where he reveals the 8 (most popular) exercises that he feels do more harm than good!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps visit: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
 
To see the 2020 CPPS certification course schedule visit: www.CPPScoaches.com/schedule
 
[Use coupon code "XMAS2019" to save 10% on ALL courses. Offer ends Dec. 26, 2019]
Dec 12, 2019
#243 Growing Up Homeless, Squatting/Deadlifting 1000lbs & Living Better Through Strength w/ Chris Duffin
01:28:35
Chris Duffin returns to the Industrial Strength Show...and there's a lot to talk about since his last appearance 2.5 years ago! Highlights from this conversation include: Chris's grand goal of becoming the 1st person to squat AND deadlift 1000lbs; Using velocity as an objective way to autoregulate your training; How Chris designs his warm-ups; Chris's post-workout routine & favorite recovery methods; Why Chris doesn't spend much time on spinal decompression; Joe thanks Chris for creating the Kadillac barbell; Chris talks about growing up homeless, killing rattlesnakes as a child, being around murderers (and other incredible stories from his best-selling book, "The Eagle and The Dragon")...plus much, Much MORE!
 
For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Dec 05, 2019
#242 George DeFranco On Parenting, Participation Trophies & The Never-Before-Told Turning Point of Joe's Career!
01:39:18
George DeFranco returns to the Industrial Strength Show to answer YOUR questions! Topics discussed during this week's Q&A include: George's biggest pet peeves (as a gym owner); Worst excuses used by people looking to get out of tickets; How Joe pisses off his dad; George's advice to his 45-year-old self; Memorable fatherhood moments and stories about "little Joe D."; Discipline in the DeFranco household; George's thoughts on "participation trophies"; The key(s) to a successful marriage; The true "meaning of life" (w/ Lucy DeFranco)...and much, Much MORE!
 
*For a list of all questions answered on today's show - along with specific timestamps - goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
**For NEW winter DeFranco merch goto: https://defrancoshop.com/collections/all
Nov 28, 2019
#241 PROVE ME WRONG! [Joe defends Box Squats, Ice Baths, Foam Rolling & More]
01:19:33
Joe is back from California & he's fired up! This week he discusses why the "negative" research surrounding ice baths, static stretching and foam rolling still HASN'T changed his views on the topics. He explains why he still incorporates these things into his programming (and you should too!) The end of today's episode is dedicated to the box squat. Joe describes why he feels the box squat is the best/safest way to teach beginners how to squat.

For Timestamps & Important Links from today's show goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Nov 21, 2019
#240 How To Become Powerful AF, The Effects Alcohol Has On Your Performance & More!
01:12:32
Joe concludes his 18-hour workday with a Q&A. (Please forgive him if he sounds delirious...especially towards the end of the show lol :)) This week's topics include:The effects alcohol has on performance; How to develop athletic power (3 common mistakes you must avoid); Best ways to prevent "wintertime blues"; Is eating right before going to sleep bad for you; The 2 "cheat foods" Joe is currently obsessed with...and More!

For Timestamps & Important Links from today's show visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Nov 07, 2019
#239 Joe's Uncensored Opinion on "The Game Changers" Documentary, UFC's Drug Testing Policy & More!
01:14:03
Joe has FINALLY watched "The Game Changers" on Netflix and he has a LOT of thoughts to share with his audience! After his documentary review, Joe finishes the podcast by giving a 'Diaz vs Masvidal' fight prediction, along with his thoughts on UFC's strict drug-testing policy...and an interesting suggestion regarding the future of drug testing.
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps from today's episode visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Oct 31, 2019
#238 When You Should (and Shouldn't) Train to Failure, Fixing Your Catsh*t Deadlift Technique & More!
56:06
This week Joe answers 5 new questions from his listeners. Topics include: Can it be beneficial to lift the DAY OF a fight or competition; Why do so many athletes get diarrhea (or puke) after eating a pre-game meal...and what can they do about it; When is training to failure most beneficial; Joe provides a condensed conjugate/Westside programming template for athletes who can only strength train 2X a week; How to prevent your lower back from rounding (and looking like a cat taking a sh*t) during the initial pull when deadlifting...plus More!

For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Oct 24, 2019
#237 A New (Brilliant) Approach to Programming Unilateral Exercises, "Training Games" & More w/ Cam Josse!
01:25:42
Cam Josse returns to the podcast to share some NEW programming ideas and progressions he's been implementing at DeFranco's private gym in East Rutherford, NJ! Specific topics of conversation include: ACL injury prevention guidelines; Why Cameron now STARTS his training cycles with an emphasis on unilateral movements and then progresses to bilateral movements (as opposed to the other way around); How to classify, program & progress GAMES into your athlete's training; Efficiency vs Effectiveness; Can Mental Toughness be developed in the weightroom...and much, Much MORE!

*For Show Notes, Timestamps & Important Links from this episode goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Oct 17, 2019
#236 How To Get Jacked Without Losing Athleticism, Best Speed Drills for Young Athletes & Much More!
01:32:56
Joe continues his information-packed Q&A from last week! This week's new topics include: Loading parameters and set/rep recommendations for your accessory lifts (when myofibrillar hypertrophy is the main goal); Best accessory exercises for increasing deadlift strength; How to put on size without losing athleticism; Best exercises to fix "uneven shoulders"; Have the DeFranco Core Values changed at all in the past 10-15 years; Would Joe ever consider speaking in Russia; How do you train a fighter (or any athlete) that doesn't have a specific fight/competition booked; Why most speed drills don't get kids faster (and what to do about it).

For Show Notes & Timestamps from today's episode goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com

To learn more about our CPPS certification, course schedule & Master's Program goto www.CPPScoaches.com
Oct 10, 2019
#235 Why I Switched From Coffee to Caffeine Tablets, How To Build Dense/Hard Muscle, Plus FULL Q&A!
01:36:00
On this week's episode Joe answers 17 different questions covering a wide variety of topics. Highlights include: How to organize a lower body power workout; Best lower body exercises for tall athletes; Why Joe switched from coffee to caffeine tablets; How to train and build hard/dense muscles (as opposed to looking "soft & puffy"); How to distinguish if your tight ankles are a flexibility issue or a mobility issue; Joe's favorite Italian meal; Preparing a 16-year-old for a future in the WWE; Joe's Top 3 relationship-building tips;What to look for in a business partner...and much, Much MORE!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
To join the DeFranco Insider goto www.DeFrancoInsider.com
To register for the CPPS certification course in San Jose, CA goto www.CPPScoaches.com/schedule
Oct 03, 2019
#234 Former NXT Champ Tommaso Ciampa On His Return From Neck Surgery, Go-To Strength Exercises, Nutrition & More!
01:31:56
This week's podcast was recorded on location in Orlando, Florida - where Joe got to catch up with former NXT Champ Tommaso Ciampa (as he prepares for his in-ring return!) Highlight's from Joe & Tommaso's conversation include: What life is like as an "Indy wrestler"; Is it more fun to be a heel or babyface; The unique/frustrating process of recovering from neck surgery; The importance of having the right mindset when rehabbing an injury; Tommaso's weekly training split; Balancing in-ring work with the weight room; Tommaso's 4 Go-To exercises; How Tommaso figured out the nutrition plan that works best for him; Triple H's meticulous eating habits; Thoughts on NXT's Wednesday night TV competition...and much More!
 
For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
To Register for the next CPPS certification course goto www.CPPScoaches.com/schedule
Sep 26, 2019
#233 Bar Fights, Bum Attacks & Badass Training Info w/ UFC Fighter Mickey Gall!
01:13:04
This week Joe is joined by UFC Fighter and fellow "Jersey Boy" Mickey Gall. Highlights from this INFOTAINMENT-PACKED show include: Crazy bar & bum fight stories; The biggest "difference-makers" in Mickey's training (since he began working w/ Joe); What is Mickey's mindset when he "makes the walk" to the octagon before a UFC fight; The exercise(s) that Mickey HATES doing but LOVES the results; Best pizza in NJ revealed...and Lots MORE!

*For Show Notes & Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Sep 19, 2019
#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!
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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"? 
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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! 
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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. 
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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! 

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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! 

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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! 

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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! 

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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! 

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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!  

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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! 

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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. 

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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 :) 

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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! 

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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! 

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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! 

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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! 

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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! 

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