Getting Jacked, Strong, and Built Like a Badass — Joe DeFranco

Posted by Jason Ferruggia

Joe DeFrancoWanna know the best methods for getting big, strong, and athletic?

Today’s episode is just for you. My guest is Joe DeFranco. Joe is one of the most successful coaches in the entire strength and conditioning world and has worked with countless pro athletes, including none other than the 14 time WWE world heavyweight champion Triple H.

I’ve known Joe since 1996 and our training styles evolved in a very similar fashion, due to a lot of the same influences, which is one of the reasons I enjoy talking training with Joe more than just about anyone else on the planet.

On this episode we discuss:

  • Joe’s keys to success
  • His current training template
  • How he would train an average guy to get in superhero shape
  • Our favorite training template
  • His take on direct arm training
  • The results of his most recent blood work
  • How he rebuilt his body at age 40
  • His current diet and macro breakdown
  • How he continues to stay so motivated
  • His favorite quote
  • His go-to cheat meal
  • Wrestlemania predictions
  • The secret people don’t know about him
  • And much more

We recorded this one live in San Diego during the weekend of the Fitness Business Summit, so my buddy, Luka Hocevar, happened to be there and jumped in on this episode as well.

I think you’re really gonna enjoy it.

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