Rank #1: EP 55: Triple H talks Training, Low-Carb Dieting, Gym Lessons & More!
In this weeks episode, Paul Levesque [more popularly known as "Triple H"] finally joins the Industrial Strength Show!
Triple H is a 14-Time World Heavyweight Champion in WWE [World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.]. Not only that, he is also WWE's Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events & Creative. Needless to say, he's a busy man. Joe recently got to sit down with Triple H to discuss a wide variety of topics that included: Training, Low-Carb Dieting, Productivity, Gym Lessons, Stephanie McMahon's Negotiating Skills, Pedigree-ing Joe D. onto a pile of broken glass [WTF?!] and much, Much MORE! This 1hr 15min discussion is informative, entertaining, and just downright badass!
Rank #2: #227 How To Intelligently Rotate Exercises, 3 Badass Bodyweight Movements You Gotta Try & More!
Rank #3: Episode 135: Adjusting Macros to Build Muscle & Lose Fat
Rank #4: #45 Preventing Hamstring Pulls & The TRUTH About Fasted Morning Cardio!
In this first episode of 2016 Joe D. discusses TWO hot training topics! First, he reveals 5 of his tried-and-true methods for drastically reducing an athlete's probability of pulling a hamstring. Then, he reveals the truth behind the fat-burning effects of performing your cardio first thing in the morning on an empty stomach! Will you reach your fat-burning goals faster by performing your cardio in a "fasted" state...or is it a bunch of "fitness industry hype"? You will know the answer after listening to this information-packed episode! All this, plus George DeFranco stops by to let everyone know what's pissing him off now!
Rank #5: EP 140: Jeff Cavaliere on Work Ethic, Youtube Success, Nutrition & More!
Rank #6: #226 From High-Tech Sport Science to the Bare Essentials: How Chad Dennis produces consistent results!
Rank #7: EP 128: Brian MacKenzie on the Benefits of Nasal Breathing, Down regulation & More!
This week Joe interviews world-renowned human performance specialist - Brian MacKenzie. Brian has studied performance and movement since 2001 with altitude, hypoxia, breathing mechanics & methods, along with heat and cold exposure. While listening to this week's podcast, you will hear Brian discuss the following topics: What it takes to complete a 100-mile run; The unique way in which Brian utilizes the "Training Mask"; The importance of nasal breathing; The affect that mouth-breathing has on your immune system; Step-by-step instruction through one of Brian's favorite breathing protocols...and much, Much MORE!
For Show Notes & Timestamps go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Rank #8: EP 63: Dr. Tom Bilella talks Nutrition - One size fits nobody!
In this weeks episode, Joe sits down with his longtime friend and nutrition guru - Dr. Tom Bilella. Topics of discussion include: The 40 nutrients you need every day; The common mistake most athletes make when trying to get leaner; The importance of understanding "nutrient timing"; Eating for "performance" vs. eating for "health"; Dr. Tom's 3 Rules for Fat-Burning; Is it bad to eat before bed; The right way vs. the wrong way to cleanse the body; Food Allergy vs. Food Sensitivity; Dr. Tom's list of foundational supplements; 3 things you can do TODAY to improve your health...and much, Much MORE!
For Show Notes & TIMESTAMPS goto: www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com
Rank #9: #39 Donnie Thompson Talks Strength, Mobility, Fatbells...and his cold, hard "Ex-Wife"!
In this weeks episode, Joe sits down with the first man to ever total 3000 pounds in the sport of Powerlifting - Donnie Thompson! Besides being one of the strongest men on earth, Donnie is also an innovator and trendsetter in the Strength & Conditioning industry. He's the creator of the Thompson Fatbell (a "kettlebell-like" implement with the handle re-positioned inside the bell), the Thompson FatBar, and the Thompson FatPad. But the "creation" that just may stand out more than all the rest is Donnie's "body tempering" technique. During this interview, you will learn exactly HOW Donnie came up with this technique and WHY it works so well. You will also find out how you can incorporate it into your own training. In addition, Donnie shares his #1 "self care" technique that EVERYONE should be doing for their overall health and longevity - regardless if you're a pro athlete, housewife, 50-year-old executive, or weekend warrior. You will also learn about the many benefits of training with "Fatbells"...and much, Much MORE!
Rank #10: Episode 152: Dr. John Rusin: Long-term Gainz Without the Aches & Pains!
Rank #11: #35 Uncommon Set/Rep Schemes Proven to Accelerate Gains!
In this weeks episode, Joe helps you get out of the "3 sets of 10" rut by sharing some unique methods that'll make your training more fun and productive! While listening to this episode you will learn: How focussing on "total volume" [as opposed to a specific set/rep scheme] can help you overcome sticking points and pack on muscle like never before; Joe's specific formula for performing 2.5X the pull-up volume that you're usually capable of doing; How Joe uses "time" & "EMOM's" in his programs to increase strength, power and work capacity; How to easily complete 15 reps [or more] with 85-90% of your 1RM; Why you should periodically replace your specific rep prescriptions with an "undetermined" amount of reps [performed in a specific timeframe]; The benefit of occasionally performing your reps "as fast as possible"; How & Why you should incorporate "ascending & descending pyramid sets" into your training; The "magic number" of warm-up reps that you should never exceed [doing so will bring your strength gains to a screeching halt]; Joe's exclusive warm-up protocol guaranteed to help you hit a PR next time you're in the gym...and much, Much MORE!
Rank #12: #30 The TRUTH About Six-Pack Abs! [You've Been Lied To]
On this weeks show, Joe cuts through all of the fitness industry bullsh*t and reveals the truth regarding core training and developing "six-pack" abs. While listening to this podcast you will learn: The #1 function of the core [knowing this will have a dramatic affect on your training]; Why 99% of the core training DVD's and resources in the fitness industry are "missing the boat" regarding true core training; The method and the madness behind Joe D's simple [yet highly effective] "Core Training Pyramid"; Why you should re-learn how to breathe and the huge implications it will have on your core strength, mobility, and your ability to recover between workouts; Practical & Proven ways to incorporate "diaphragmatic breathing" into your workouts and everyday life [without wasting valuable training time or boring the hell out of yourself]; Why learning how to "brace" properly just may be the best core "exercise" you can do; Why "anti-movement patterns" should represent the majority of your direct core work in the gym; Why "loaded carries" are a staple in all of Joe D's programs - whether he's training an athlete or "average Joe"...and much Much MORE!
Rank #13: #2 Addressing The Elephant In The Room!
This leads to an epic rant about his first encounter with "Mrs. Jones". Joe then spends the rest of the show answering questions on a variety of topics
which include: In-season training, the importance of having "Indicator exercises" in your program, and the most efficient ways to develop both aerobic
and anaerobic capacity...plus much, much more.
Rank #14: #198 Building Strong, Resilient Firefighters & Soldiers w/ Matt Wenning
Rank #15: #160 Most Effective Exercise Pairings for Improving Joint Health, Nutrition Hack for Overeaters & More!
Rank #16: #1 Let's Get This Party Started
In this episode, Joe D. discusses his vision for the podcast and explains the "Industrial Strength" lifestyle. He concludes the show with a 40-minute Q&A where he answers YOUR questions on a wide range of training topics. Topics include his Top 5 lifts for building the bench, squat and deadlift, as well as optimal base-stealing technique for baseball players, and he even reveals his secret (stimulant-free) pre-workout supplement stack...and much, much more!
Rank #17: #197 The 8 Most Effective Strength Exercises of All Time!
Rank #18: #159 How I Trained Triple H & Stephanie McMahon for Wrestlemania 34
Rank #19: Episode 119: Bret Contreras, PhD - More Than Just "The Glute Guy"
This week, Joe sits down with the world's leading expert on glute training - Bret Contreras. But don't be fooled, Bret isn't just "The Glute Guy". He's got a PhD in Sports Science and is very well-versed in all things related to muscle-building and sports performance. During this conversation, Joe and Bret discuss a wide array of topics which include: How Bret became obsessed with glutes; Top 5 exercises to build the glutes; High-rep vs Low-rep training; Bret's in-house EMG experiments; Heavy sled training; Vertical jump discussion; "Bro Science"; Insecure people on social media and in the fitness industry...and Much MORE!
For Show Notes & Timestamps go to Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show
Rank #20: Episode 147: Programming Unilateral Exercises & Micro-dosing Your Workouts w/ Cameron Josse
The first half of this week's show is dedicated to unilateral training. Cameron Josse discusses why he's added more unilateral work into his athlete's programs, how his current template differs from the "original" DeFranco's template, and the benefits of max-effort unilateral exercises. Joe also shares some lesser-known benefits of unilateral training for the "over 40" crowd. The second half of the show is dedicated to "micro-dosing" and how both Cameron and Joe have recently experienced better gains from doing LESS.
For Show Notes & Timestamps go to www.IndustrialStrengthShow.com