DeFranco’s Mentorship Program!
I wanted to start this week’s update by thanking everyone for the overwhelming response to our Secrets of Strength Seminar announcement! The seminar sold out in just 47 minutes! Congratulations to the people who took fast action and made it into the seminar! We look forward to seeing all of you on December 6th at 9:30am sharp!! (If any of the seminar attendees have any questions, please email us at email@example.com.)
For those of you who didn’t sign up in time; I have good news. We will be holding many more seminars in 2009 (compared to what we’ve done in the past). And I’m extremely excited to announce the start of my Mentorship Program which will begin in March 2009. Starting in March, I will be offering mentorship weekends every 6-8 weeks. These weekends will be limited to only 3-5 people and I will cover ALL aspects of my business model and training system. Upon completion of my Mentorship Program, attendees will be listed on my website as “DeFranco-approved” trainers/facilities. Trainers will be able to use the “DeFranco-approved” seal on their website and all other promotional materials. This will help create a network of like-minded trainers and coaches throughout the world.
I literally receive 15-20 calls and emails per week from athletes all over the world that can’t come to NJ to train with us; so they’re looking for like-minded trainers and coaches in their area that can train them. This mentorship program will make it much easier to better serve athletes from across the globe.
I will only be taking SERIOUS INQUIRIES once I start this mentorship program. You must have at least 3 years of professional experience and a basic understanding of our philosophy in order to be accepted into the program. Stay tuned as I will be posting specific details and dates in the very near future!
Q: Joe – I wanted to say Thanks for the Agile 8 you posted on your site.. That one simple routine did more for my sciatica pain then YEARS of doctor appointments, cortisone shots and pain meds!! You are truly THE MAN when it comes to simplifying things and getting results coach. Naturally my next question or should I say favor is to see if you had a similar routine for the upper body? At 41 years old I can use all the help I can get lol.
Miami Beach, FL
Emails like yours truly do make my job worth it! Glad my “Agile Eight” helped alleviate your pain. The one “good” thing that has come out of all my medical problems and my FU#KED UP body is that I’ve figured out some simple and effective ways to get out of pain. Since I haven’t met one friggin’doctor who has been able to do anything for me; I’ve spent almost two decades trying to figure out the human body myself. At least now I’m able to reach out and help other people through this website.
Anyway, you’re in luck, I do have a very simple upper body warm-up that I’m sure you (and many others) will benefit from. After receiving your email, I headed to the gym and filmed my “SIMPLE SIX” upper body warm-up for you. Here you go…
Give it a try and send me your feedback.
Q: Hello Joe,
I play basketball and have twisted my ankles many times. Since I have twisted them many times people have told me to wear ankle braces. The only problem with my ankle braces is that I lose most of my mobility when I am wearing them. Do you have any strengthening exercises that I can do to get my ankles strong enough that I no longer need ankle braces? Or maybe you can recommend some ankle braces that are not so restrictive for me? Thanks Joe, I love reading this section of your site. You ALWAYS come through with some useful information.
If you just “mask” your ankle weakness by wearing ankle braces, they will never get stronger and you will continue to have problems. You must perform some specific strengthening and mobility exercises for your ankle if you want this problem to stop! I suggest purchasing a strong band and perform the exercises that are outlined by Dick Hartzell in the video below. Dick Hartzell has forgotten more about this subject than most people will ever know!
Perform 2 sets of 15-20 reps of the four exercises shown (straight leg plantar flexion, bent-knee plantar flexion, eversion, inversion) on both ankles. Do these exercises 3-5 times per week. In the beginning, you may still need to wear your ankle braces for practices and games. As your ankles get stronger, slowly start limiting your use of the ankle braces until you no longer need them.
We have had some athletes with ankle issues perform these exercises and they are extremely effective.
Best of luck
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