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STRONG feedback comes pouring in!


The feedback that we have been receiving regarding STRONG has been overwhelmingly positive. I am very proud of this movie and all the hard work that went into it; I would like to take this time to share some of the emails that have been sent to us during the past 2 weeks…

“This is one amazing story of how one man built a gym that changed hundreds of lives and ended up producing thousands more amazing stories.
STRONG is a powerful, motivational movie that will leave you inspired and convinced that hard, smart work can take you anywhere. Watch this every Sunday night for the next year and you’ll never miss a workout again…”
-Alwyn Cosgrove

Joe – Just finished watching your “Strong” documentary. First and foremost I want to say that watching this DVD makes me proud to say I’ve trained with Joe DeFranco. As part of one of the first groups of athletes to ever train with you (back in the day in the basement of Odyssey). I can’t begin to express how well deserving this recognition is. Watching firsthand how much effort you put into training athletes of all levels, there is no question that you are the best in the world. This DVD is a testament to your dedication and there is not a more deserving individual. Congrats and continued success.
God Bless,
-Mike Foti

All I can say is WOW! I just got done watching STRONG for the second time and I’m speechless! This may sound corny but in one hour, I laughed, I cried, I got chills and then I wanted to run through a wall!! STRONG has officially replaced Pumping Iron as my goto motivational movie!!!

Strong is badass!
I just wanted to thank you for putting out such an inspiring and motivating video. It is one of a kind. The athletes and clients you highlight in the video make it even more personal than just a video showing training.
Thank you.

Strong Regards,
-Chase Karnes

Hey Joe,
I just have to tell you what an awesome job you did with STRONG! I just got done watching it for the third time in a row…Fantastic! I’ve followed your teachings for a few years now and have always had the utmost respect for you, for what you do, and how you do it. But I have to say, after watching STRONG my respect level just grew to an immense level; and not only for you, but for your Mom and Dad as well. There’s a reason you’re as successful as you are – your foundation is strong; no pun intended. There are a lot of things in STRONG that hit home for me and I’m sure for a lot of others. Just a great job with the whole thing and I can’t recommend it highly enough…A must see!
Thanks Joe D!!
-Ken S.

I just got my copy of STRONG, today. It was awesome and inspiring. The part about Mitchell McDonald was particularly great. Just wanted to let you know how special it all was.
Chad Smith

STRONG is the best documentary I have ever seen, no question. I’m not trying to kiss up to you but the stories in that movie are life-changing. They really made me evaluate some things in my own life and change my outlook for the better. I’m going to make it a habit to watch that movie at least once per week so I stay on track and also keep hitting PR’s in the gym!

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One Comment

  1. Joe,
    You are a very good bench presser. I have experimented with my bench press grip with my hand placement and wanted to know your suggestion with hands relative to the nerlings. Middle finger? Ring finger? or pickie on the nerling.

    What do think is best. Love the industrial strength show

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