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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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Episode 129: When Violence Is The Answer [Tim Larkin interview]

This week Joe interviews self-defense expert and NY Times best-selling author Tim Larkin. Tim discusses his new book, "When Violence Is The Answer - Learning How To Do What It Takes When Your Life Is At Stake". For Show Notes & Timestamps go to

Duration: 01:20:52

EP 128: Brian MacKenzie on the Benefits of Nasal Breathing, Down regulation & More!

This week Joe interviews world-renowned human performance specialist - Brian MacKenzie. Brian has studied performance and movement since 2001 with altitude, hypoxia, breathing mechanics & methods, along with heat and cold exposure. While listening to this week's podcast, you will hear Brian discuss the following topics: What it takes to complete a 100-mile run; The unique way in which Brian utilizes the "Training Mask"; The importance of nasal breathing; The affect that mouth-breathing has...

Duration: 01:27:31

EP 127: Dr. Andy Galpin talks Research & "Real World" Training Correlation (PART 2)

This week you'll hear Part 2 of Joe's conversation with Dr. Andy Galpin. Topics of discussion include: Force-Velocity profiling & trainability; Can you spend too much time training your weak points; The effect of 'set programming' vs autoregulating your training; The process Andy takes his potential clients through; MMA conditioning...and More! For Show Notes & Timestamps go to

Duration: 01:28:15

Episode 126: Dr. Andy Galpin talks Research & Real World Training Correlation (PART 1)

This week, Joe interviews Dr. Andy Galpin. Andy holds a PhD in Human Bioenergetics and is a professor at the Center for Sports Performance (Cal State, Fullerton). In Part 1 of this 2-part interview, Andy discusses a wide range of topics, some of which include: Why he decided to go the "academic/research" route; Balancing the physiology & psychology of training; Latest research on speed training; The best way to get your TRUE max heart rate; The 5 best predictors of mortality...and Much...

Duration: 01:09:55

Episode 125: Fat Loss Talk, Mystery Guest & NEW Product Reveal!

Dr. Tom Bilella returns to the Industrial Strength Show and he's got a lot to talk about! Topics include: The inappropriate April Fools joke he played on Joe that almost cost him their friendship; PARENTS BEWARE: The Dangers of "phthalates" in your child's food; Dr. Tom's notes from Dr. Jade Teta's lecture on Fat Loss; NEW DeFranco supplement revealed!; A "mystery guest" joins the show...and Much MORE! For Show Notes & Timestamps goto

Duration: 01:16:20

Episode 124: Training Duration - How Much Time Should You Spend In The Gym?

This week, Joe dedicates the entire show to the least "popular" training variable - DURATION. Topics of discussion include: The hormonal response to training; The "Dorian Yates" approach vs longer workouts; Why "All Exercises Were NOT Created Equal"...and how this effects the length of your workout; Advice for those who like to train longer than an hour; Suggestions for reducing your time spent in the gym (without reducing results)...and Much MORE! For Show Notes & Timestamps visit Joe...

Duration: 00:49:22

Episode 123: Talkin' Mobility & Pliability with Dr. Trevor Bachmeyer

This week, Joe sits down with Dr. Trevor Bachmeyer. Trevor's "smashwerx" youtube channel has been a personal favorite of Joe's for the past year. On today's show, Joe & Trevor discuss a wide variety of topics including: Trevor's "Injury Prediction System"; Advice for regaining mobility after surgery; Trevor's BIG 3 mobility drills for EVERYONE; The importance of holding stretches for 2 minutes; Improving hip internal rotation; Mobility vs. Stability; Foam rolling the IT Band; Top Mobility...

Duration: 01:24:02

Episode 122: Joe D's Thoughts on Exercise Selection, McGregor vs Mayweather & More!

Joe returns from vacation to give his thoughts on a variety of topics including: James Harrison's recent 1800lb sled push, The Art of Exercise Selection, and the upcoming fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather! For Show Notes & Timestamps goto

Duration: 00:57:37

Episode121: Training For The 40-Yard Dash

This week, Joe D. and Cameron Josse break down the 40-Yard Dash. While listening to this show, you'll learn their favorite drills, exercises, techniques and templates for running a faster 40. For Show Notes & Timestamps go to Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Duration: 01:15:30

Episode 120: The TRUTH About Coconut Oil & Other Dietary Fats!

Dr. Tom Bilella returns to the show to set the record straight regarding the American Heart Association's recent report about coconut oil. Other topics of discussion include: How to determine your own macros (based on your goals); The importance of "nutrient timing"; Troubleshooting Ashley DeFranco's recent fatigue and carb cravings; Layne Norton debate update...and Much MORE! For Show Notes & Timestamps goto

Duration: 01:09:28

Episode 119: Bret Contreras, PhD - More Than Just "The Glute Guy"

This week, Joe sits down with the world's leading expert on glute training - Bret Contreras. But don't be fooled, Bret isn't just "The Glute Guy". He's got a PhD in Sports Science and is very well-versed in all things related to muscle-building and sports performance. During this conversation, Joe and Bret discuss a wide array of topics which include: How Bret became obsessed with glutes; Top 5 exercises to build the glutes; High-rep vs Low-rep training; Bret's in-house EMG experiments;...

Duration: 01:29:50

Episode 118: Staying Motivated & 42 Years of Pet Peeves!

During this week's special birthday edition of the podcast, Joe provides a bunch of helpful tips to his listeners that are having trouble staying motivated. He then turns a "Top 10 Pet Peeves list" into an epic rant involving 30+ pet peeves and classic Joe D. stories. For Show Notes & Timestamps go to Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Duration: 01:15:09

Episode117: Science vs. Experience [Joe D. Rant Alert!]

This week, Joe reads an email from a listener who wants to know his thoughts on "Scientific Research vs Practical Experience". This leads to an episode-long rant on the topic. Enjoy :) For Show Notes & Timestamps go to Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Duration: 00:55:49

Episode 116: Strong Bastard 911 Backstory & FAQ

The 3rd Annual Strong Bastard 911 Transformation Challenge is underway! In honor of this event, Jim "Smitty" Smith joins the show to discuss the backstory behind the creation of the SB911 program. After Joe & Smitty reveal the "method behind the madness", they answer some common questions associated with the SB911 program. Questions include: How to add more "conditioning" to the SB911 program; Rest interval guidelines; Training to failure vs. "leaving reps in the tank"; Drop sets vs....

Duration: 01:27:34

Episode 115: Joe D. Instagram Q&A - Part 2

Joe kicks off this week's show by giving updates on "The Great Debate", 3rd Annual SB911 Transformation Challenge, and a new DeFranco tee that's about to drop. After his updates, he continues the Instagram Q&A he started last week. Topics of discussion include: Heavy concentric-only deadlifting for improving sprinting speed; What Youtuber's are doing the fitness industry a good service; Three keys to developing relationships with clients; Best accessory exercises for the bench press and...

Duration: 01:32:41

Episode112: Dr. Tom is TICKED OFF! [Calls Out Former Guests]

Dr. Tom Bilella returns to the Industrial Strength Show for the first time in 12 weeks...and he's TICKED OFF! Find out WHY by listening to this week's explosive episode! For Show Notes & Timestamps visit Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Duration: 01:05:13

Episode 111: Heavy Sled Sprints for Maximizing Power & Speed

DeFranco's Director of Training, Cameron Josse, discusses his recent case study involving American football players. While listening to this podcast you will learn: The specifics of Cameron's experiment; New "crazy" sled loading recommendations for achieving maximum power output during sled sprints; How to find YOUR "maximal resisted sled load"; The weekly training template Cameron designed for the 4-week experiment; How to improve your 40-yard dash time WITHOUT running full 40's...and...

Duration: 01:12:09

Episode 110: Charles Poliquin Talks Strength, Food Intolerance Testing, Neurotransmitter Dominance & More!

This week, Joe sits down with world-renowned strength coach, Charles Poliquin. Topics of discussion include: Writing for Muscle Media magazine; Food Intolerance Testing; Boosting testosterone naturally; The importance of testing for neurotransmitter dominance and deficiency; Force-Velocity profiling athletes; Best strength and mobility movements; The theory behind Charles' Kinetic Chain Enhancement technique; Intra and post-workout supplementation for fat loss; Modifications to diet and...

Duration: 02:00:18

Episode 109: Mark Bell - The Consistent, Transparent, Caring [and STRONG] Meathead Millionaire

This week, Joe sits down with SuperTraining Gym owner & Slingshot inventor, Mark Bell. Topics of discussion include: The 3 key components to Mark's success; Why Mark made his gym FREE; Setting goals; Mark's current training routine; Mark's "War on Carbs"; Best advice for those looking to start their own gym; Mark's favorite brand of...toilet paper (WTF?!), and Much MORE! For Show Notes & Timestamps goto Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Duration: 01:31:39

Episode: 108 Dr. Layne Norton on Flexible Dieting, Paying Dues in the Fitness Industry & More!

This week, Joe sits down with Dr. Layne Norton. Topics of discussion include: Paying Your Dues in the Fitness Industry; Dr. Layne's Avatar Nutrition service; The Concept and TRUTH behind Flexible Dieting; Ketogenic Diet misconceptions; Working for a Professional Sports Team vs. Working in the Private Sector; Benefits of Blood Flow Restriction Training; Strategies for Growing your Social Media following...and MORE! For Show Notes & Timestamps goto

Duration: 01:24:40

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