251 episodes

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.

Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show Joe DeFranco

    • Fitness
    • 4.9 • 113 Ratings

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.

    #289 The Universal Squat Cue for ALL Body Types, Choosing the Best Program for YOU & More!

    #289 The Universal Squat Cue for ALL Body Types, Choosing the Best Program for YOU & More!

    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%!]
     

    • 1 hr 10 min
    #288 Surgery Recap & Physical Therapy Update! [How I'm Planning to Recover like Wolverine]

    #288 Surgery Recap & Physical Therapy Update! [How I'm Planning to Recover like Wolverine]

    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

    • 1 hr 23 min
    #287 Integrating Breathing & Mobility into "Strength & Conditioning", The Truth About 'Leg Length Discrepancy' & More [w/ Dana Santas]!

    #287 Integrating Breathing & Mobility into "Strength & Conditioning", The Truth About 'Leg Length Discrepancy' & More [w/ Dana Santas]!

    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

    • 1 hr 20 min
    #286 Unique Ways to Incorporate Tire Flips into Your Program, Joe Reveals His Post-Op Supplement Stack & More!

    #286 Unique Ways to Incorporate Tire Flips into Your Program, Joe Reveals His Post-Op Supplement Stack & More!

    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
     

    • 1 hr 20 min
    #285 Why I Hate Planks [most of the time], My Current Approach to Programming Cardio & More!

    #285 Why I Hate Planks [most of the time], My Current Approach to Programming Cardio & More!

    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

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #284 Partial Squats vs Full Squats for Vertical Jumping, To Brace or Not to Brace [When Sprinting] & More!

    #284 Partial Squats vs Full Squats for Vertical Jumping, To Brace or Not to Brace [When Sprinting] & More!

    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
     

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
113 Ratings

113 Ratings

Dmx1974 ,

The Original

I meet Joe back in 2010 at Boston UFC expo , back then at the time of GI Nutrition. Ask him a few questions at dinner about Strength ans conditoning, 10 years later I’m more an endurance weekend warrior but still lifting, ws4sb, sb911 been huge influence of my time in the gym! Salut Joe! Keep it up! 5 stars

CoachCong ,

Life changing

This podcast has changed my life. I’ve been training for 30 years and have tried a number of variations or approaches. Joe’s work has made my life easier and his programming has improved my quality of life. I used to play sports at a high level and am now still able to run and compete with my kids. THANKS!

Dancer2019383763728 ,

Good stuff

Joe knows his stuff period. If you are interested in overall strength, fitness and health...listen up

Top Podcasts In Fitness

Listeners Also Subscribed To