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Stephanie McMahon interview
Episode # 62

Stephanie McMahon interview

In this weeks episode Joe sits down with WWE’s Chief Brand Officer, Stephanie McMahon, to discuss a wide variety of topics. Here are just a few of the things they talk about: Steph’s daily routine; Productivity tips; #MidnightWorkouts; Eating to stay lean; “Chicks that lift”; Workout music; Steph’s favorite on-camera moment as a WWE character;…

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Joe DeFranco

About Joe

Joe DeFranco is the founder and owner of the world-famous DeFranco’s Gym (now located in Austin, TX at the Onnit Academy). For almost two decades, athletes from around the world have hired Joe because of his remarkable ability to improve strength, speed, power, mobility, agility and sport-specific endurance. Joe’s training techniques have been featured in and on ESPN, Spike TV, NFL Network, WWE Network, Men’s Health Magazine, Men’s Fitness Magazine and in the NY Times best-selling book, The 4-Hour Body. His resume includes NFL players from all 32 teams, Major League baseball players, WWE superstars, UFC fighters, Olympic athletes and college All-Americans.
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Joe DeFranco is the founder and owner of the world-famous DeFranco’s Gym (now located in Austin, TX at the Onnit...
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About Our Gym

Located in Austin, TX (at the Onnit Academy), DeFranco’s Gym caters to serious athletes who are looking to take their game to the next level. Our gym has been called the “mixed martial arts” of the training world due to our expertise in improving ALL aspects of athletic performance. Whether you’re looking to improve your strength, speed, power, agility, mobility, or sport-specific endurance – DeFranco’s will get you there. It is no coincidence that athletes from all 50 states and over a dozen different countries have been making the trek to New Jersey (and now Texas) since 2003 to experience our world-class training.
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Located in Austin, TX (at the Onnit Academy), DeFranco’s Gym caters to serious athletes who are looking to take their...
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Latest Blog

Joe D’s Top 7 Exercises for Building Strong, Horseshoe-like Triceps!
Strength Training

Joe D’s Top 7 Exercises for Building Strong, Horseshoe-like Triceps!

Anyone who has ever trained with me knows that one of the “side effects” of my style of training is strong ‘effing triceps!  Because of this, I’m constantly getting asked [from athletes and washed-up meatheads alike] to list my “Top” triceps exercises. So I decided to shoot a quick video and share my “best of the best” triceps…

3 STRONG BASTARDS!
Strength Training

3 STRONG BASTARDS!

Today we are announcing the Strong Bastard 911 (SB911) Transformation contest Grand Champion. We are also launching the SB911 program to YOU! Our new SB911 program was first released only to our DeFranco Insider community. But, since it was so effective to our community, we decided to release it to the public so everyone can experience…

2 Essential Training Methods for Improving Agility
Speed/ Plyometrics/ Conditioning

2 Essential Training Methods for Improving Agility

We’ve all seen the endless “agility” videos on Instagram and Youtube. They go something like this… An athlete performs the “Icky Shuffle” through a “speed ladder”, then quickly transitions into a few figure 8’s around some strategically-placed cones…next comes the salsa-dance-looking moves around a few more cones…and finally there’s a hop, skip or a jump over a handful…

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DeFranco’s Gym: CORE VALUES

  • Lead from the frontLead from the front
  • Always over-deliverAlways over-deliver
  • Be TransparentBe Transparent
  • Develop RelationshipsDevelop Relationships
  • Provide a positive and motivating training atmosphereProvide a positive & motivating training atmosphere