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…

Front Lunges Suck. Do THIS Instead…
Strength Training

Front Lunges Suck. Do THIS Instead…

Walk into any gym on any given day and you’ll see Front Lunges being performed. They are one of the most popular exercises in the world…but they shouldn’t be. I think they suck. Watch the video below to find out WHY I think they suck and WHAT you can do about it… Next time you goto…

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

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

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…

Joe D’s Top 12 Book Reviews (continued)
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Joe D’s Top 12 Book Reviews (continued)

TOP 6 [most practical] Business Books Part 2 of 2   Here’s a recap of my favorites: 1. The E-Myth – Michael E. Gerber  (review starts 0:36 into video) 2. CRUSH IT! – Gary Vaynerchuk  (review starts 4:30 into video) 3. Raving Fans – Ken Blanchard  (review starts 9:40 into video) 4. Essentialism – Greg McKeown  (review starts 12:08 into video) 5. The…

Joe D’s [12-Year Anniversary] TOP 12 Books Reviewed!
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Joe D’s [12-Year Anniversary] TOP 12 Books Reviewed!

TOP 6 [practical] TRAINING BOOKS Part 1 of 2 Here’s a recap of my favorites: 1. Dinosaur Training – Brooks Kubik  (review starts 1:32 into video) 2. STRENGTH – Joe DeFranco & James Smith  (review starts 3:10 into video) 3. SPEED – Joe DeFranco & James Smith  (review starts 5:05 into video) 4. Ultimate MMA Conditioning – Joel Jamieson…

THE GAME HAS BEEN CHANGED!
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THE GAME HAS BEEN CHANGED!

Triple H & Stephanie McMahon revolutionize the “Celebrity Workout DVD” industry! Let’s face it – most celebrity “workout” DVD’s suck. They are filled with fluff and pseudo-science provided by celebrities who most likely never even performed “their” own workout! But because they are “famous” [usually in an industry that has absolutely nothing to do with…

DEFRANCO’S GYM AT THE ONNIT ACADEMY OPENS IN A “LEAGUE OF ITS OWN”
Announcements

DEFRANCO’S GYM AT THE ONNIT ACADEMY OPENS IN A “LEAGUE OF ITS OWN”

This article was written by Jennifer Turner and originally appeared on the Onnit Academy website.  DeFranco’s Gym at The Onnit Academy opens doors to the public this month, combining the world famous performance training methods responsible for producing top NFL and WWE stars like Brian Cushing and Triple H (Paul Levesque) with Onnit Academy’s unrivaled…

4 Stages of Learning a Skill
Strength Training

4 Stages of Learning a Skill

In this installment of “Ask DeFranco’s Gym“, I discuss whether or not it’s worth the time to “re-learn” how to breathe properly. Is diaphragmatic breathing valuable enough to fit into your training economy?… Will it have any transfer to the athletic field?… Watch the video and find out now! If you would like to learn…