Dirty Tricks for Higher Vertical Jumps
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Dirty Tricks for Higher Vertical Jumps

by Joe DeFranco This article originally appeared on www.T-mag.com I’ve been called a wide variety of names over the past couple of years. These names have ranged from “guru” to “cheater.” Frankly, I don’t give a damn what people call me. The bottom line is that I get results with my athletes. Some people admire…

Why All Muscle Was Not Created Equal
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Why All Muscle Was Not Created Equal

by Joe DeFranco, Owner, Performance Enhancement Specialist DeFranco’s Training Systems Have you ever noticed an athlete in the weight room who is built like Tarzan, yet lifts weights better suited for Jane? Yet, there are other athletes who are every bit as strong and functional as they look. Although an athlete’s genetic make-up is always…

Should Females Train Differently Than Males?
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Should Females Train Differently Than Males?

by Joe DeFranco, Owner, Performance Enhancement Specialist DeFranco’s Training Systems When people ask me what are the biggest differences between designing strength-training programs for females compared to males, my answer usually surprises them. That is because the basic principles should be the same for both genders: train bodyweight exercises before using external resistance, train the…