EXTREME RESULTS require EXTREME MEASURES!
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EXTREME RESULTS require EXTREME MEASURES!

Q: Hey Joe D, thanks for answering my question regarding imperfection training. Very interesting stuff. Sorry to bother you again but I have 2 more quick questions regarding your extreme dvd. Has it been released yet? And I’m still a little confused regarding the content of the dvd. Is extreme an actual program meant to…

What the heck is “Imperfection Training”?!
Strength Training

What the heck is “Imperfection Training”?!

Q: Joe D- You have once again motivated me to take my training to the next level after watching your most recent Extreme promo video!! I’m not sure if this is a stupid question, or maybe i’m missing something? but my question is: what the heck is imperfection training?? This term is mentioned in the…

Youth Training Guidelines
Strength Training

Youth Training Guidelines

Proper youth training/development is of utmost importance in order to prepare their bodies for the physical demands of their sport!    Q: Hey Joe, First off, I thank you for all of your insight and expertise that you give to us free of charge. Your principles and training methodologies have truly made a difference in…

Top 5 Reasons You’re WEAK!
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Top 5 Reasons You’re WEAK!

One of the most common emails I receive are from people who want to know why they’re not getting stronger on their training program. Many of these people will provide me with the specifics of their program and swear to me that they’re following it to a “T”. The crazy thing is that – more…

Joe D. discusses LIFTING SPEEDS & CROSSFIT for ATHLETES
Strength Training

Joe D. discusses LIFTING SPEEDS & CROSSFIT for ATHLETES

Q: Hey Joe – I have a question about lifting speeds.  I read in an Exercise Science book that during concentric actions, maximal force development decreases progressively at higher speeds and fast eccentric actions allow maximal force application.  With that being said, does that mean that when bench pressing, I want to lower the weight…

“Behind the Scenes”: Dynamic-Effort Upper Body Workout
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“Behind the Scenes”: Dynamic-Effort Upper Body Workout

When training for POWER, you must attack every rep with intensity & bad intentions!  I’ve gotten tons of requests for more “behind the scenes” features; so last Thursday, I got some video clips of my NFL/College football crew during a new cycle of training. Check out the video footage… ARVE Error: Mode: lazyload not available (ARVE Pro…

(NEW) DeFranco Prowler Training Article!
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(NEW) DeFranco Prowler Training Article!

That which does not kill us makes us stronger…and faster, and bigger, and a hell of a lot tougher.  To learn more about the different ways we incorporate the prowler into our programming – and how you should too – check out my newest T-Nation article by clicking the link below… DeFranco Prowler Training  …

Assessment for Dummies
Strength Training

Assessment for Dummies

At my facility, I “assess” as I train so none of my athletes miss valuable training time!  I’ve recently been getting more and more questions regarding how we assess our “average” clients during their first session(s) with us. (By “average” client I’m referring to the 95% of athletes that walk through our doors, NOT the…

From Punk Skater to All-State(er)
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From Punk Skater to All-State(er)

The Pat Cole Story By Joe DeFranco Four years ago, a 150-pound, self-proclaimed “skate punk”, walked into our facility looking to get bigger and stronger so he could play high school football. But, truth be told, the first couple months of training weren’t exactly “focused” for Pat Cole. Maybe it was the immaturity of being…