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Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

By Joe DeFranco

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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.

Customer Reviews

Top Class

A great podcast filled with top quality information and told in a entertaining style. terrific terrific stuff as always from Joe D


Awesome show from Joe D, would not expect anything less! Thanks

Jye H.

Leading the field - best strength conditioning podcast available - highly entertaining

I have known of Joe DeFranco for years but didn't realize he ran his own podcast. I accidently stumbled across Joe mentioning the podcast in one of this "shock & awe" youtube videos approx one month ago (Feb 2016).

MIND = BLOWN. Joe manages to pack each show with real world practical knowledge that can immediately be factored into ones training. On top of that Joe has a highly engaging personality and can deliver the material in a witty self depreciating manner which endears him to the listener.

The first podcast I listened to was the #52 one year anniversary show. One of the topics durnig this show was how Joes' gym facility had been broken into just before show #52. Coincidentally my own home gym (in a garage downstairs) was broken into at exactly the same time.

Since hearing episode #52 in Feb 2016 I have listened to all of the earlier podcasts in reverse chronological order - all the way back down to #1! That is 52 podcasts in just over 1 month (it is end of March 2016 at time of writing). This show is addictive for the serious strength & conditioning trainee/coach.

I typically have 5 podcasts I follow (spanning topics such as history, technology, design, etc)... but all those have taken a back seat for the past month as I get up to speed on the Industrial Strength show back catalogue.

Some evidence of how Joes' info has had a tangible impact on my own training in the past month:
- incorparated plyo training at end of warm ups to prep CNS for the big lifts to come
- factored in shoulder shocker for upperback strength & stability along with prone YWTLs
- purchased some industrial strength chains from the local hardware store for accomodating resistance
- started to think about applying tape to adjustable dumbbells to fatten up the grip diameter

I'm forecasting some serious withdrawal symthoms now that I've exhausted the older podcasts (from #52 back to #1) and have to wait for new ones at a rate of just once a week.

Peronally I find the solo shows (without a guest) to be the best. As a non-American listener sometimes the NFL focus is slightly foreign to me (I had to google Brian Cushing / Dave Diehl / Eric LeGrand), and thus I find Joe's soliloquies to be the most directly relevant to myself in terms of knowledge acquired. That being said the guests (those mentioned above, plus the likes of Kelly Starett, Dave Tate, Joe's Dad & Mom) are of the highest quality & all have excellent training & life tips to share.

As a fellow parent with kids the same age as Joe it is interesting to hear strategies and thoughts around training/work life balance with a busy family life too. It's not all about killing oneself in the weight room. My wife is now also a convert & enjoyed show #51 ("should women train differently from men?").

Thanks Joe for the quality content & please keep it up.

-Marcus (Irish listener exiled in Australia)