Strength Training



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 replace your super strength dvd or a bunch of exercises?? Danny


A: Danny,

Thanks again for your interest in our newest and one-of-a-kind DVD — EXTREME! Don’t worry, you did not miss it’s release! Although the DVD covers “imperfection training”, we were striving for perfection with regards to the quality of the DVD, which caused some delays here and there 🙂 But, the good news is that the DVD is officially completed and has been sent off to the distribution company. We are within two weeks of it’s release!! Keep checking back so you don’t miss the opportunity to give the gift of strength for the holidays!

Now onto your question…


EXTREME is not a “program” that’s meant to replace any other program. But, I also wouldn’t consider it just a “bunch of exercises” either! The DVD is an encyclopedia of over 130 of the sickest, most innovative exercises you’ve ever seen, along with the science and theory behind each one of them. The DVD is broken up into the following sections: Upper Body, Lower Body, Full Body, Core, Rehab, Insane!

As I stated in my previous blog post, “Imperfection Training” is the foundation of the EXTREME DVD. The term “imperfection training” comes from the book, Supertraining by Mel Siff and Yuri Verkhoshansky. Here’s an excerpt from a chapter in Supertraining entitled, Injury Prevention by Imperfection Training:

{All-round sports training must include the capability of coping with unexpected and sub-optimal conditioning… This type of preparation needs to be adopted far more extensively in all sports so that the athlete is able to anticipate threatening situations, react much more rapidly to unexpected circumstances, take action to avoid or minimise injury, and cope with sub-optimal conditions by practising with imperfectly executed movements.} -Supertraining

Although Supertraining is highly regarded as one of the most comprehensive training texts ever written; not many coaches have taken action and tried to create any specific “imperfection” exercises! Well, this is about to change forever, people!

WWE Superstar, Triple H, performs ‘Uneven Kettlebell Zig-Zag Farmers Walks’ at the end of a recent leg workout at DeFranco’s Gym. He has performed over 75 EXTREME exercises during this past year. 

As you can see, we haven’t only developed 130+ “extreme” exercises; we have put them to the test “behind closed doors” with athletes from across the globe…and the results have been astounding!
The bottom line is that the body will adapt to the demands placed upon it; if everything we do in the weightroom is ‘linear’ or on a ‘fixed’ machine, we will never even come close to reaching our full athletic potential; we will also drastically increase our potential for injury and “disfunction”. This is because sport – and life – is random and chaotic! Even though it is impossible to mimic the exact physical demands of an athlete’s sport while in the weightroom; we can bridge the gap from the weightroom to the athletic field by incorporating “random & chaotic” exercises into our programs. We feel this may be one of the most overlooked components of program design. Our hope is that EXTREME will forever change the way coaches design programs! 

With EXTREMEaccessory exercises will no longer be an after-thought; they will become a key component to enhancing the training effect of your “main lifts”, as well as improving your on-field performance! These EXTREME exercises will also bullet-proof your body and drastically reduce the potential of injury.

It’s time to get out of the rut of designing basic, linear programs for our athletes! Sports are played in three dimensions and the physical demands are random and chaotic! Do you want to be average, or do you want to be the BEST?! To be better than your competition, you must be willing to do what they’re not doing!


-Joe D. 

Got a question regarding “Imperfection Training” or the soon-to-be-released EXTREME DVD? Drop me a comment below and I will be checking in throughout the week and answering your questions!


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