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PODCAST/WEBSITE UPDATE

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:06

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We are in the process of a major website upgrade, so I will be posting minimally (if at all) on this blog during the next few weeks. If you're interested in continuing to get the podcast show notes and important links, subscribe to my [free] e-newsletter. All podcast updates, along with the show notes, will be sent to newsletter subscribers each week.

*You will see the newsletter sign-up on the sidebar of this web page.


NOTE: New episodes of the Industrial Strength Show podcast will be posted each week on Thursday

To listen to the podcast, choose any of the following: 

iTunes

Stitcher 

Podcast website (Libsyn)


You can also stay up-to-date on everything that's going on in the world of DeFranco's by following us on Twitter

Joe D. 

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Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show hits #1 on iTunes!

Thursday, 12 March 2015 02:28

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After only 1 week in the podcast world, we're already makin' some noise...and it wouldn't be possible without YOU guys! Thanks for all the downloads, sharing, social media buzz, and overall support. I truly appreciate it! I'm more motivated than ever to make this podcast bigger, better and more informative each and every week for you guys. Let's keep the train movin'!

-Joe D. 


PS - We just launched episode #2! Check it out...

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   Joe DeFranco’s Industrial Strength Show – episode #2

     Podcast_WINNER 


SHOW NOTES (episode #2)

On this week's podcast, Joe discusses the biggest obstacle he had to overcome when opening his storage closet "gym". This leads to an epic rant about his first encounter with "Mrs. Jones". [You gotta hear this. FUNNY & INSPIRING.]

OTHER TOPICS INCLUDE:

  •  In-season training philosophy
  • The importance of having “Indicator exercises” in your program
  • Where to start if you want to be a successful Sports Performance trainer
  • Most efficient ways to develop aerobic & anaerobic capacity
  • A new way for boxers to perform their “road work”
  • The very first Industrial Strength Show guest REVEALED!
  • And much, much more!

 

LISTEN to Joe DeFranco’s Industrial Strength Show

To listen, you can click either of the links below:

Click here to subscribe and listen via iTunes.

Click here to subscribe and listen via Stitcher.

 

Important LINKS from the show:

www.onnit.com/defranco - Use the coupon code “defranco” to get 10% off the best supplements in the world!

www.onnitacademygym.com/strongman - Come join us for a FREE Strongman training session at the new DeFranco’s Gym at the Onnit Academy!

www.irelandstrengthandconditioning.com/dinny-stapleton/ - Learn more about Dinny Stapleton’s journey from Ireland to New Jersey. 

www.defrancostraining.com - Sign up for Joe D’s FREE e-newsletter (underneath his pic on the Homepage).

Football Conditioning – The RIGHT WAY!This article demonstrates the practical application of Joe’s discussion on anaerobic capacity training.

 

Wanna become a SPONSOR? 

Do you have FEEDBACK from today’s show?
If so, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or hit Joe up on Twitter @DeFrancosGym!

If you liked the show, we would truly appreciate it if you can take 60 seconds and write a short review (1-2 sentences is fine) on iTunes. (This helps us out a lot! And FYI, we will be sending FREE t-shirts to those who write the best reviews :)

Thanks for listening!

 

 

 

 

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Joe D. launches his 'Industrial Strength' Podcast!

Saturday, 07 March 2015 01:15

Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show - episode #1

Podcast_WINNER

On today's podcast, Joe discusses the following topics:

  • The back story behind the show's Intro
  • The GROUND RULES regarding show sponsorship
  • WHY Joe decided to start a podcast
  • WHO is the target audience for the Industrial Strength Show
  • The BENEFITS of listening to the show
  • How this podcast will be DIFFERENT than others in the same category
  • Joe D. answers YOUR questions during the final 40 minutes of the show!

Q&A TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • How to increase ankle ROM while maintaining reactive/elastic stiffness
  • Optimal (baseball) base-stealing start technique
  • Joe D‘s most effective self-care therapy for low-back pain & tightness
  • How to deadlift WITHOUT injuring your low-back
  • Dynamic-effort training guidelines (sets, reps, percentages)
  • Does Joe D. really eat nails for breakfast?!
  • CPPS online certification announcement!
  • Joe D’s Top 5 lifts to build the Bench Press, Deadlift & Squat
  • Why do so many great athletes have skinny calves?
  • Joe D’s secret (stimulant-free) supplement stack revealed!


**LISTEN to Joe DeFranco’s Industrial Strength Show**

To listen, click the link of your preferred method below:

Click here to subscribe and listen via iTunes

Click here to subscribe and listen via Stitcher.


LINKS from the show:

www.onnit.com/defranco - Use the coupon code “defranco” to get 10% off your order!

www.cppscoaches.com - Become part of our global network of coaches, personal trainers, and fitness professionals!

www.NovakAttack.com - The official website of the man who created Joe D’s BADASS podcast Intro. (Specializing in music composition and production for digital media and film.)

www.defrancostraining.com - Sign up for my FREE e-newsletter (underneath my pic on the Homepage).


Wanna become a SPONSOR?

If so, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and write “podcast sponsor” in the subject line.

 

Do you have FEEDBACK from today’s show? If so, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or hit me up on Twitter @DeFrancosGym!

If you liked the show, I’d truly appreciate it if you can take 60 seconds and write a short review (1-2 sentences is fine) on iTunes. It would help us out a lot

Thanks for listening! 

Joe D. 

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Step-by-step Approach to a Strong, Pain-free Deadlift

Saturday, 07 February 2015 01:20

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The barbell deadlift is one of the all-time great exercises for developing full body strength. Unfortunately, it's butchered by 95% of the people who perform it. Hence, its association with screwing up your low-back. Because of this, I wanted to make an instructional video that anyone can easily reference at any time. You'll find this video to be quick and extremely practical. Please do yourself a favor and invest 4 minutes of your time to watch. This will enable you to start experiencing the benefits of this great lift, as opposed to the all-too-common drawbacks (caused by improper technique). 


Proper Deadlift Form - 7 Steps

Step 1: Take your sneakers off. Most sneakers have a heel on them which pulls you forward, and pulls you out of position.

Step 2: Close your eyes and do a vertical jump. Wherever your feet land is where you want to position your stance. This is usually about hip width, or slightly narrower.

Step 3: Place your shins close to the bar, but not directly on the bar. Place your shins around an inch behind the bar and perform a hip hinge until your hands can grab the barbell.

Step 4Before you pull the barbell off the floor, you are going to "pull the slack out of the bar". Example: If there is 135 pounds on the bar, only pull with 134 pounds of force. (This will put your lats on tension.) Also, make sure your chin is tucked (as if you were making a double-chin); this will ensure you maintain a neutral spine.

Step 5: Force your knees out against your arms. This will create torque at the hips.

Step 6: To initiate the movement, act as if you're "leg pressing" the floor and stand up straight. Do NOT over arch (hyperextend) your low back at lockout. Your body should be in a perfectly straight line at lockout, while focussing on flexing these three specific muscles - lats, glutes, quads. 

Step 7: To return the bar to the floor, perform an RDL. Once the bar reaches just below your knee caps, you can drop the bar straight down. 

-Joe D. 

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