Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

Joe DeFranco

World-renowned strength & conditioning coach Joe DeFranco shares his thoughts on training for peak performance, mindset, and living your passion. As the founder and owner of DeFranco’s Gym, he also provides the business knowledge that helped him turn a 500-square-foot storage closet into a global brand. Each week, Joe will educate, motivate and entertain his audience by answering their questions and/or conducting interviews with top athletes, fitness professionals, entrepreneurs, and other highly successful people. read less

#403 How Chris Bartl Got Off PED's, Beat Depression & Became The Strongest Version of Himself!
Jan 19 2023
#403 How Chris Bartl Got Off PED's, Beat Depression & Became The Strongest Version of Himself!
This week Joe welcomes Chris Bartl to the Industrial Strength Show. Chris is a lifelong athlete... After competing in multiple varsity sports in high school, he went on to compete in 6 different Olympic distance Triathlons, compete in powerlifting in raw, single-ply and multi-ply divisions, culminating in three different appearances in the XPC World Finals at the Arnold Sport Festival in Columbus, Ohio. Currently, Chris is the owner of Strength Incorporated - a gym specializing in the development of teenage athletes. In addition, Chris is the varsity throwing coach at Mount Baker High School (in Washington State) and an Equipment Sales Specialist at Elitefts. He also handles the Ad Sales for Dave Tate's Table Talk podcast. Highlights from Chris's conversation w/ Joe include: Chris's intro into powerlifting; Chris's intro to Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED's); The struggles Chris faced when he transitioned from being a "PED-using powerlifter" to "clean husband" trying to have his first kid; Who & What helped Chris make the transition back to "normal life"; Chris's approach to training [post-PED use]; The importance of hiring a coach [even if you're a coach]; Chris's "Level Up" program explained; How Chris trains high school athletes...and Much More! *For a full list of Show Notes with Timestamps visit Important Links/People MentionedChris Bartl (@bartlstrong) Chris's website DeFranco's Pregnenolone DeFranco's DHEA Marek HealthJay Ferruggia (@jayferruggia)Donnie Thompson (@thompsonbowtie)The Business of Strength - Virtual Workshop