436 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.

    #475 The Best Training Split When You Have Limited Days/Time to Workout, "The Great Hip Thrust Debate" & More!

    #475 The Best Training Split When You Have Limited Days/Time to Workout, "The Great Hip Thrust Debate" & More!

    This week Joe takes a deep dive into the following 3 topics: 1) The Best Training Split When You Have Limited Days/Time To Workout 2) "The Great Hip Thrust Debate" taking place between two former Industrial Strength Show guests - Brett Contreras & Jordan Shallow 3) Overrated/Underrated: Movement/Fascia Training Specialists *For a full list of Show Notes w/ Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
    IMPORTANT LINKS Longevity Training seminar CPPS IN-PERSON [coupon: JOED30] Brett Contreras IG post Manukora Honey

    • 1 hr 24 min
    #474 Drop-Set Secrets (How To Get Jacked in Less Time), Programming Isometrics for Strength vs Hypertrophy & More!

    #474 Drop-Set Secrets (How To Get Jacked in Less Time), Programming Isometrics for Strength vs Hypertrophy & More!

    This week Joe kicks off the show with a bunch of exciting announcements that include supplement sales, upcoming certifications & seminars! He then responds to 4 listener questions/comments. SPECIFIC TOPICS INCLUDE: 1) Programming Isometrics for Strength vs Hypertrophy, and more! 2) The most effective way to program Drop-Sets 3) Perfect Technique (with very light weights) vs High Effort (with very poor form) - What would produce "less worse" gains? Lol 4) New Summer Challenge! (Joe explains "2 Miles to Hell" to his audience) *For a full list of Show Notes w/ Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
    IMPORTANT LINKS Longevity Training seminar CPPS L1 | IN-PERSON [*Use code: JOED30] DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements [*Use code: MuscleUpJune] Team Forever Strong [1-Week FREE Trial] Joe D's Instagram BON CHARGE [*Use code: JOED]

    • 1 hr 18 min
    #473 Vacation Recap (What I Liked & What Pissed Me Off), Why I Ate 100g of Protein Every Morning & More!

    #473 Vacation Recap (What I Liked & What Pissed Me Off), Why I Ate 100g of Protein Every Morning & More!

    Joe is back from vacation and he's got stories to tell! He starts the show by talking about the things he liked most about his vacation and the lessons YOU can apply to your business/life (based on Joe's positive vacation experiences.) He then shares the "other side" of vacation... Specifically, the 2 types of people that PISSED HIM OFF! Joe spends the final 30 minutes of the show reviewing a new study that suggests there's no "upper limit" to the amount of protein we can ingest post-workout. He shares his opinion of the study, how he applied the findings of the study to his "vacation diet", and MORE! *For a full list of Show Notes + Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
    IMPORTANT LINKS JW Marriott Orlando, Grand Lakes Iron Business Blueprint NEW Protein Study: The anabolic response to protein ingestion... The DeFranco Whey & No Whey Jose BON CHARGE [promo code: JOED]

    • 1 hr 41 min
    #472 The 9 Foods I Eat EVERY DAY To Stay Lean & Strong!

    #472 The 9 Foods I Eat EVERY DAY To Stay Lean & Strong!

    On this week's show a listener asks Joe what his diet looks like when he's on vacation. This leads into a discussion about: 1) Joe's "foundational nutrition habits" 2) How Joe currently "tracks" his food/portions 3) The 9 foods Joe eats EVERY DAY to stay lean and strong (This includes specific brand recommendations)... Plus MORE! *For a full list of Show Notes w/ Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
    IMPORTANT LINKS Joe D's Instagram (@defrancosgym) The DeFranco Whey (Grass-Fed Whey Protein Concentrate) Metabolic Meals The Conscious Bar Manukora Honey [Use code: JOED]

    • 1 hr 24 min
    #471 Power Development for All Ages & Skill Levels

    #471 Power Development for All Ages & Skill Levels

    This week [in honor of the digital re-release of POWER!] Smitty joins Joe D. to discuss all things power development. Highlights from their conversation include: The making of "POWER!" (Behind-the-scenes insight); Programming Heavy Ass Sled Drags; General vs Specific Contrast Training pairings; Benefits of "combo" exercises; Why EVERYONE needs to train for power; How strong do you need to be before incorporating plyos and/or dynamic-effort into your training; Can you gain speed/power after the age of 40; How to safely program (and progress) power exercises; How/Why most people injure themselves when training for power; How often should you train for power (after the age of 40); Sneak peek into Phase 3 of WS4SB 3.5; How to properly execute Bulgarian Split Squat Jumps (What everyone does wrong!)...And Much MORE! *For a full list of Show Notes w/ Timestamps goto www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
    IMPORTANT LINKS POWER! [Digital re-release] Team Forever Strong [FREE TRIAL] CPPS certification Smitty's Instagram

    • 1 hr 31 min
    #470 How Much Cardio Should You Be Doing Each Week, Identifying Good vs Bad Soreness & More!

    #470 How Much Cardio Should You Be Doing Each Week, Identifying Good vs Bad Soreness & More!

    Joe kicks off this week's show with a special "MuscleUp" supplement sale announcement [that includes a FREE DeFranco's Training Systems gym bag giveaway!!] He then spends the remainder of the show covering the following topics: 1) The Optimal Amount of Cardio When Fat Loss is Your #1 Priority 2) How Do You Know When It's Time To Change Exercises 3) BONUS: The new "fitness trend" that's pissing Joe off 4) Identifying Good vs Bad Soreness... And MORE! *For a full list of Show Notes w/ Timestamps visit www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com.
    IMPORTANT LINKS DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements [Use code: MuscleUpMay] Marketing Your Gym Workshop @ Varsity House [Use code: JOED100] Joe D's Instagram (@defrancosgym) Team Forever Strong

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

bbpodreview ,

Eyeroll…

Your evoked feelings from the vaca gym “fluencer” kid is priceless. It’s so amusing IRL to. Appreciate the pod.

Harveston87 ,

FOREVER STRONG

Being Forever Strong and training for longevity is more than just a saying to me. Being a dad to a son who is on the autism spectrum, I need to be capable and around for as long as possible to potentially have to take care of my son for the long haul. Father Time is undefeated but the longer I can stay in the game and stay as fit and jacked as possible for my son and my family the better, and Joe D and his training advice help me to do just that. I’ll be 37 this year and am starting to be able to see my abs while preserving/gaining muscle for the first time thanks to this podcast and the Team Forever Strong app! I’ve been listening to the Industrial Strength Show since about 2017 and haven’t looked back since. Joe Defranco gives you real world practical tips and tricks that you can actually use to improve your health and fitness and practices what he preaches. Anybody can give you a 12 week program to (insert goal) but few trainers help you for the long haul to feel as good as you’ll look. With that being said Joe D has earned my trust and respect and he is my go-to resource for health and fitness. Give him and this podcast a chance, you won’t regret it.

-Hunter

jasonrgarvey ,

It’s like being part of the podcast

As a washed up meathead, I’ve read Joe’s info online for years and even chatted him up in early message board days (the opposite of cancel culture). I was thrilled years ago when he launched his podcast and I’ve listened to every single episode. Joe has freely given priceless knowledge to the fitness industry and enthusiasts while sharing personal & real world anecdotes. Joe is a constant source of inspiration in & out of the gym. Not only do I enjoy the podcast, but I have been using many of Joe’s nutrition products for years (shoutout to Clean Greens). I previously enlisted the help of THE GURU, Dr. Tom (RIP). Joe is a master of his craft and has an uncanny ability of distilling complex items down to understandable terms. Joe shows his humility by reaching out to other industry experts to enhance his knowledge and then share with the Industrial Strength Nation. Thank you for all that you do and I look forward to more. And thank you eternally for the love and support that you’ve given my daughter and I. Keep being a great father…the way you do anything is the way you do everything! 🤜🏼

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