428 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

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 1.2K 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.

    #467 Why You Should/Shouldn't Train if You're Still Sore, How To Prevent Groin Pulls & More!

    #467 Why You Should/Shouldn't Train if You're Still Sore, How To Prevent Groin Pulls & More!

    This week is a classic Industrial Strength Show where Joe provides practical & proven solutions to his listeners' real-world problems. SPECIFIC TOPICS INCLUDE: 1) Is it detrimental to train a muscle group if it's still sore from the previous workout? 2) How to prevent groin pulls 3) How to strength-train for fat loss goals 4) The best way to execute your rest-pause sets... And More! *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
    IMPORTANT LINKS Team Forever Strong (7-Day FREE Trial!) Strong Bastard 911 program BON CHARGE (*Use coupon: JOED)  

    • 1 hr 9 min
    #466 Orlando Tells All! [Intro Music Backstory, Working w/ Joe D, Does He Even Lift & More!]

    #466 Orlando Tells All! [Intro Music Backstory, Working w/ Joe D, Does He Even Lift & More!]

    After 8.5 years, the Industrial Strength Universe FINALLY gets to meet "the man behind the intro music" - Orlando Rios! Joe & Orlando discuss a number of different topics during their 1-hour and 35-minute conversation. Highlights include: How Joe met Orlando; The backstory behind the most famous intro music in podcasting; Orlando's biggest pet peeve(s) about Joe's podcasting style; The hilarious story of Orlando meeting The Undertaker for the first time; WHY Orlando trains [His reason may surprise you]; Orlando's recent health/aesthetic "sticking point" and the advice Joe gave him to break through that sticking point; Wrestlemania 40 predictions...And Much MORE! *For a full list of Show Notes + Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
    IMPORTANT LINKS DeFranco-brand supplements [*Use code: MuscleUpApril] DeFranco's Muscle MAG 300 Dr. Rhonda Patrick on magnesium supplementation Orlando's IG (@imorlandorios) Orlando's clothing brand (@raisedbycoyotes)

    • 1 hr 48 min
    #465 Why "Evidence-Based" is Overrated, How To Get Pro Athletes as Clients & More w/ Mike Stella

    #465 Why "Evidence-Based" is Overrated, How To Get Pro Athletes as Clients & More w/ Mike Stella

    BIG SHOW THIS WEEK as Joe introduces Mike Stella to the Industrial Strength Universe! Mike is an expert movement evaluator, manual therapist, performance coach and the owner of The Movement Underground in Long Island, NY. Highlights from Joe & Mike's (almost) 2-hour long conversation include: The "blending" of rehabilitation with high performance strength & conditioning; How Mike assesses new clients; How to treat/approach athletes w/ "muscular imbalances"; Mike's thoughts on FMS; Why "evidence-based" is overrated; Are isolation rotator cuff exercises worthless?; How to get pro athletes as clients...and so much more! *For a full list of Show Notes + Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
     
    IMPORTANT LINKS Mike Stella's Instagram (@mikestella_atc) The Movement Underground website Joe D's Instagram (@defrancosgym) BON CHARGE [*Use code: JOED]

    • 2 hr
    #464 What I Learned About "Imbalances" From Tennis Players, My Must-Try Pre-Workout "Slop" & More!

    #464 What I Learned About "Imbalances" From Tennis Players, My Must-Try Pre-Workout "Slop" & More!

    Joe kicks off this week's episode with a quick recap of the first-ever Iron Business Weekend. He then shares some initial feedback from lifters who have started the new WS4SB 3.5 program. He then answers 4 listener questions. TOPICS INCLUDE: 1) Joe's current GO-TO pre-workout "slop" [Plus a BONUS "High Protein Peanut Butter Cup" recipe!] 2) What type of athletes have the biggest imbalances and how do you go about fixing them? 3) When do you know it's time to switch exercises? 4) Programming jumps for [weak] kids... And More! *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
    IMPORTANT LINKS Iron Business Blueprint Team Forever Strong [code: STRONG150] The Conscious Bar Manukora Honey

    • 1 hr 20 min
    #463 Programming MasterClass: An In-Depth Look Into The Creation of Joe D. & Smitty's Newest Program

    #463 Programming MasterClass: An In-Depth Look Into The Creation of Joe D. & Smitty's Newest Program

    This week we're taking a deep, deep dive into the science & art of high-level program design. Specifically, Joe D. and Smitty share the inner workings of their latest creation - "Westside for Skinny Bastards 3.5" - the revised/2024 edition of Joe D's wildly popular WS4SB 3 program. You'll learn about Joe D. & Smitty's first exposure to Louie Simmons and Westside Barbell, the history of Joe D's original "skinny bastard" program and every detail, decision and discussion that took place during the development of their latest program - "WS4SB 3.5". If you're someone who's interested in getting more context and understanding the "WHY's" behind a program - get out your pen and paper - because Joe D. & Smitty share it ALL on today's episode! *For a full list of Show Notes & Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
    IMPORTANT LINKS Team Forever Strong [Use code: STRONG150] How To Manipulate 4-Day Training Splits Over 3 Days Joe D's IG (@defrancosgym) Smitty's IG (@smittydiesel) Smitty's website BON CHARGE [*Use code: JOED]

    • 2 hr
    #462 The Truth About Fasting, The Biggest Mistake in Creating Multiple Revenue Streams & More!

    #462 The Truth About Fasting, The Biggest Mistake in Creating Multiple Revenue Streams & More!

    This week Joe answers 3 listener questions. Specific topics include: 1) The TRUTH about fasting 2) The trade-off when training for "peak performance"/extreme goals 3) Is it necessary to have multiple revenue streams in order to be successful [in the fitness industry]? *For a full list of Show Notes + Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
    IMPORTANT LINKS DeFranco Supplements [*Use code: MuscleUpMarch] Team Forever Strong [*Use code: STRONG150] CPPS certification Iron Business Blueprint DeFranco's Gym, NJ

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

mm double ,

Not just for meatheads

Everyone knows Joe provides the best podcast for athletes and lifters, but the show is not just for meatheads! Joe had his wife Ashley on the show last year and I listened in the car with my wife, and she was hooked. My wife related to some of the issues Joes wife was having and the advice really helped her. Now whenever I mention Joes show my wife says “oh Ashley’s husband” ? Haha! Thanks for great shows every week, Joe!

Matt

mikegullion ,

Excellent advice

Joe D is the man. He gives it to you real and talks about real world results and doesn’t bore you with the science...well...maybe some occasional bro science but it’s all good advice. Great guests. Lots of information and has helped this washed up meat head on more than one occasion. Just recently mentioned a little nugget about his limber 11 warm up, which he created over a decade ago. Added it to my routine and my hips/low back feel so much better.

David Ponath ,

Incredible Strength and Conditioning Podcast

I started listening to the Industrial Strength Podcast about 7 years when my college strength coach recommended it to me (Shoutout Jeff Jones), and I haven’t missed an episode since. As a coach in the private sector, working with athletes of all ages, the content Joe provides is so relevant, and I always appreciate the variety of topics he covers. Additionally, it’s impressive how consistent he is, as week in and week out, he produces a podcast no matter what. I would recommend this podcast to anyone, thanks for all the great content Joe!

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