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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.

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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.

    #250 How I Developed the Immune System of an Alligator, Narrow vs. Wide Stance Squats for Athletes & More!

    #250 How I Developed the Immune System of an Alligator, Narrow vs. Wide Stance Squats for Athletes & More!

    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

    • 1 hr 12 min
    #249 Must-Hear Training Advice for Youth Coaches & Parents, My Early Childhood Strength Influences & More!

    #249 Must-Hear Training Advice for Youth Coaches & Parents, My Early Childhood Strength Influences & More!

    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/

    • 1 hr 37 min
    #248 The "Fun Warm-up" That Improves Performance, How To Prevent Clients from Questioning Your Results & More!

    #248 The "Fun Warm-up" That Improves Performance, How To Prevent Clients from Questioning Your Results & More!

    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

    • 1 hr 27 min
    #247 How To Accomplish ANY Goal, The Secret to Recovering Faster As We Age & Lots More!

    #247 How To Accomplish ANY Goal, The Secret to Recovering Faster As We Age & Lots More!

    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

    • 1 hr 32 min
    #246 End of Year Reflection, Top 5 Training Takeaways & Lots of FREE STUFF!

    #246 End of Year Reflection, Top 5 Training Takeaways & Lots of FREE STUFF!

    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

    • 1 hr 15 min
    #245 Should You Train When Sick, How To Fix Flat Feet...Plus Full Q&A!

    #245 Should You Train When Sick, How To Fix Flat Feet...Plus Full Q&A!

    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

    • 1 hr 16 min

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