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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.

Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show Joe DeFranco

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    • 4.9 • 1.1K 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.

    #340 The Art of Blending Science & "Real World" Experience w/ Dr. Corey Peacock

    #340 The Art of Blending Science & "Real World" Experience w/ Dr. Corey Peacock

    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

    • 1 hr 19 min
    #339 The 10 Commandments of Training Longevity [Updated], Female #RelativeStrengthIndex standards & MORE!

    #339 The 10 Commandments of Training Longevity [Updated], Female #RelativeStrengthIndex standards & MORE!

    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
    IMPORTANT LINKS/PEOPLE MENTIONED @slantboardguy
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    • 1 hr 48 min
    #338 How Strong/Fit Are You?! [Try These 4 Simple Tests & Find Out]

    #338 How Strong/Fit Are You?! [Try These 4 Simple Tests & Find Out]

    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.
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    #337 How To Get FIT AF After 40 w/ Christian Thibaudeau

    #337 How To Get FIT AF After 40 w/ Christian Thibaudeau

    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

    • 1 hr 34 min
    #336 My New Pec-Poppin' Push Workout, How To Make Social Media Great Again & More!

    #336 My New Pec-Poppin' Push Workout, How To Make Social Media Great Again & More!

    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

    • 1 hr 17 min
    #335 The ONE THING That Had The Biggest Impact on My Recent Bloodwork

    #335 The ONE THING That Had The Biggest Impact on My Recent Bloodwork

    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
    IMPORTANT LINKS/PEOPLE MENTIONED DeFranco's Nutritional Supplements The 8 Blood Markers You MUST Monitor For Your Health & Longevity The Reason So Many Bodybuilders Die Early [T-Nation article] The One-Minute Bodyfat Test [T-Nation article] MANSCAPED [discount code: JOED]

    • 1 hr 28 min

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Lilcincy ,

A shout out

Dear Joe DeFranco, I really love your Podcast and everything that you do I just love. Especially the episode where you talk about building muscle and training your first Olympic Athlete. I’m 29 years old and I’m fit but I’m training to get leaner and healthier How do I do that? Because I have a four pack of abs and I work out harder than anybody else in the gym but I still get that stubborn skinny fat but I drink a lot of water Should I drink less water? And only drink it when I need it? I drink advanced nutrition protein shakes too. I just have these questions because I want to be healthier and I have diabetes that I’m trying to get rid of. Still Joe, love of what you do and what you point out on your podcast and you’re special to us and your family take care
Payson Matthews

brianmarSRNJ ,

The Only Podcast You Need For a Healthy Life

I’ve been listening to The Industrial Strength Show religiously for the last two years and over the last few weeks it finally hit me. I am the washed up athlete in his early 30’s that Joe frequently references. If it wasn’t for him who knows how long I would have continued training like I was still a college athlete. Joe has completely changed the way I am going to train moving forward with a focus on longevity. The inspiration was so much that I also purchased the SB911 program to really kickstart this newfound approach. I’d like to thank Joe now for probably saving my training career. I highly recommend this show for everyone looking to live a life that’s strong and long! #jerseymeathead

Brian Marcinczyk

Seawolf1776 ,

Industrial Strength

Joe speaks and instructs with decades of knowledge behind his words, however, he treats his craft with the humbleness and humility of a student. This is insanely refreshing in the fitness industry due to so many other trainers claiming their way is the only way, and that other methodologies are redundant. Joe covers these newly learned skills throughout his podcasts with amazing guests and explains intelligent ways to implement them within your current training programs. As someone whose body was pretty broken, this podcast has played a pivotal role in getting me back into the gym and back working towards my career and health goals. People pay 1000s of dollars for coaches to present all this information and this podcast hands them out free every week, so get the pen and notepad ready! Between the knowledge and the humor, whether you’re at work, commuting home, or sitting out back with a glass of whiskey, you can’t miss out on this podcast!

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