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Team Franco Podcast

55 EpisodesProduced by Joe FrancoWebsite

A look at the world of fitness and bodybuilding with an unbiased opinion. THE TRUTH IN BODYBUILDING and FITNESS.Reaching physique goals with a healthier and practical approach

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My Contest Prep (ep. #1) - Unfinished Business! TFB Podcast: #55

December 4th, 2021

24:51

A review of the last couple of years and why I am competing again.  Being totally transparent with the focus on helping others who are first competing and/or want to return to the stage. 

Post Competition Blues! What is it and how to evade it. TFB Podcast: #54

November 17th, 2021

17:24

Covering the topic of Post Competition Blues.  Quite often your prep style and mental fortitude will dictate how you respond after you compete. I cover tactics for you to take to evade this.

What is needed for a great training routine! TFB Podcast: #53

November 10th, 2021

19:54

Today I cover the factors for progress and what is needed to improve your training.

My glute/ham dominant lower body workout! TFB Podcast: #52

November 4th, 2021

12:46

Here is the second lower body workout for the  3 day split and here I go over the details of exercises, sets and reps for glute/ham dominant workout.

My quad dominant lower body workout! TFB Podcast: #51

October 28th, 2021

12:57

Loving my 3 day split and here I go over the details of exercises, sets and reps for the quad dominant workout. 

The Evolution of Competing - Why people compete? TFB Podcast: #50

October 19th, 2021

19:28

Today I discuss the different stages and why people compete.  Covering my beginnings and the evolution and you vs you mentality. 

Hiring a Coach, the good, the bad and ugly! TFB Podcast: #49

October 13th, 2021

21:33

Today I discuss what to look for in hiring a contest prep coach and to be a good fit for your needs. 

How long should my contest prep be? TFB Podcast: #48

October 3rd, 2021

24:54

Today I tackle one of the most asked questions for competing.  Listen to my thoughts as I cover a wide range of time frames that might be best for you.

Life stuff and how it changed my current workout split: TFB Podcast #47

September 21st, 2021

17:30

When we are faced with life stuff, we often have a choice to push through or lie down.  I choose to push through and learned to embrace a new training split. 

Peak Week... don't believe the hype! A guide for first time competitors. TFB Podcast #46

August 15th, 2021

18:55

Today we talk about the basics of what a peak week does and cover how a competitors rely too much on it.

Contest Placements and Judging: TFB Podcast #45

August 13th, 2021

18:48

Today I cover some of the in and outs of how to mentally handle a placement when competing and judging.

Overtraining and Rest Days with Weight Training? TFB Podcast #44

July 29th, 2021

14:24

In this episode I talk about how I feel about taking days off from the gym and listening to your body.  My opinion and experiences so take it with a grain of salt.

Steroids and competing. TFB Podcast #43

July 22nd, 2021

20:41

Today I discuss my experiences and thoughts about the use of steroids in the world of competing.

Competing? Don't make it bigger than what it really is! TFB Podcast #42

July 15th, 2021

14:48

Today I go over how those who succeed typically have a more relaxed approach and take things as they come.

How to start a "diet" and to be successful. TFB Podcast #41

June 25th, 2021

15:51

Going over the basics and keys to be successful in when starting a diet plan.

What Does it Take to Become a Pro! TFB Podcast #40

June 22nd, 2021

23:13

Today I dive into some of the factors that I feel that is needed to reach the pro level.

How Team Franco Got Started and Philosophy. TFB Podcast #39

June 16th, 2021

21:49

Today I discuss how TFB started over 20 years ago and touch upon the make up of a Team Franco client.

Team Franco Contest are Back! Recap of the OCB Jersey Natural Open. TFB Podcast #38

May 25th, 2021

13:15

A quick episode on how great is to be back in the game and to thank all those who came out.

My Diet!!! What I eat daily and changes I make to get lean. TFB Podcast: #37

April 7th, 2021

15:01

In this episode I go over how simple my diet is and what works for me during offseason and contest prep.

Reps, Sets, and when to Increase Weight - Oh my! TFB Podcast: #36

April 2nd, 2021

22:28

Not sure how many sets to do or when to increase the weight?  Today I cover a couple of ways to make sure you are getting the most out of your training. 

What does it take to compete? Its depends on your mindset! TFB Podcast #35

March 25th, 2021

20:23

Today I discuss on the different type of mindsets about competing for the first time and what do you as a competitor want out of it.

Competition/Competitor Ramblings! TFB Podcast #34

March 18th, 2021

19:01

Bunch of thoughts since the competitions season is starting to heat up!!  Things to do and not to do.

Intuitive Eating, What is it and how you can benefit from it TFB PC: #33

March 9th, 2021

12:29

In this podcast I discuss how intuitive eating can be a great tool for keeping your diet on track for the time you can't track!

My favorite body parts to train, and least favorite along with exercises. TFB Podcast: #32

March 3rd, 2021

21:40

 In this episode I give you the insights on why I like training certain body parts over other and some of my favorites exercises.

My favorite training split and why I think its best! TFB Podcast: #31

February 24th, 2021

26:14

My favorite training split and why I think its best! I cover the details of exercises that I am currently doing and some of my favorite techniques. 

Women's Physique Divisions! (what are they and how they evolved) TFB PC#30

February 17th, 2021

19:00

Women's Physique Divisions! (what are they and how they evolved)  TFB PC#30. An overview through my eyes and experience over the years.

Posing: How to bring it together and what I cover in class. TFB Podcast #29:

February 10th, 2021

28:58

TFB Podcast #29:  Posing (some of the details I cover in my classes)  In this podcast I go over not only the importance of posing but the finer aspects to posing and the proper approach.

TFB Podcast #28: What variables are best for keeping track of your progress?

January 30th, 2021

26:01

Today I go over a  few variables for tracking progress and their benefits along with negatives.  There are many too choose from so you need to decide which are best for you.

TFB Podcast #27: SUPPLEMENTS! - My experience and personal opinions.

January 23rd, 2021

20:20

TFB Podcast #27:  SUPPLEMENTS!  - My experience and personal opinions.  Today I cover to the first products I used, to getting sponsored and owning my own company.   Just my opinions so take it for what its worth.

TFB Podcast #26: Why first time competitors may not get as lean as they want to?

January 16th, 2021

16:33

Why first time competitors may not get as lean as they want to?   Through my years of coaching, I have learned  that the body 

will only go so far …

TFB Podcast #25: Slow and steady wins the race?

January 9th, 2021

11:12

Slow and steady does win the race and so does riding a low wave to success. 

TFB Podcast #24: I am back, and thoughts about entitlement/legacy in the world of bodybuilding.

October 25th, 2020

18:33

I am back, and thoughts about entitlement/legacy in the world of bodybuilding..  Time have change this year and hoping 

to see things for the better come 2021.  

TFB Podcast #23: Men's Physique Divisions - What are they and how they changed over the years!

May 27th, 2020

21:41

Men's Physique Divisions - What are they and how they changed over the years!  My view and breakdown of three men's competition divisions, bodybuilding, men's physique and classic physique.. 

TFB Podcast #22: What weight training split is best for you?

May 17th, 2020

23:26

What weight training split is best for you? In today's podcast I go over the variety of weight training splits that can be utilized according to your level of fitness and goals.

TFB Podcast #21 – Years of Balance = PROGRESS!

May 5th, 2020

16:38

TFB Podcast #21 – Years of Balance = PROGRESS!     Want to learn how to evolve and grow, balance is the key to making gains in and out of the gym.

TFB Podcast #20 – How do you handle Challenges, and why people succeed!

April 26th, 2020

16:56

TFB Podcast #20 – How do you handle Challenges, and how people succeed!

Are you going to step up to the plate or sit on the bench when times get tough?  Train the mind and body to handle what is thrown at you.

TFB Podcast #19 – 4 Characteristics for Success in and out of the gym.

April 18th, 2020

15:49

TFB Podcast #19 – 4 Characteristics for Success in and out of the gym.  Recognizing and putting them into place will greatly benefit you when it comes to reaching your fitness goals.

TFB Podcast #18 – What is winning? And the daily grind!

April 13th, 2020

13:30

TFB Podcast #18 – What is winning? And the daily grind!

What you do everyday will add up, take advantage of your time to make the day count.  

TFB Podcast #17 – Free Weight Pull Day (Back, Biceps) Workout, my favorites, and details

April 3rd, 2020

15:11

 Free Weight Pull Day (Back, Biceps) Workout, my favorites, and details.  I also cover rest between sets and condensing this to 

a 2 day split.

TFB Podcast #16 – Free Weight Push Day (Chest, Shoulders, Triceps) Workout, my favorites and ideal split

April 3rd, 2020

15:09

 Free Weight Push Day Workout, my favorites and ideal split  Training the chest, shoulders and triceps.

TFB Podcast #15 – Free Weight Lower Body Workout, my favorites and ideal split.

March 31st, 2020

16:08

 Free Weight Lower Body Workout, my favorites and ideal split that I would suggest if you were my client.

First of 3 podcasts that will cover a 3 - …

TFB Podcast #14- When a goal is postponed, you can still make the best of it.

March 22nd, 2020

10:46

When a goal is postponed, you can still make the best of it.

Its sucks when things get cancelled, but you still have the opportunity to make the best of it with the right frame of mind, and to build character. 

TFB Podcast #13- How to train at home with minimal equipment and what to buy.

March 17th, 2020

11:04

TFB Podcast #13- How to train at home with minimal equipment and what to buy.

For the times you can't make it to the gym, you still can be training …

TFB Podcast #12- Sportsmanship and What Type of Competitor are You? (how to handle winning and losing)

March 10th, 2020

18:25

Competing and Sportsmanship...  how will you handle if you lose or win a contest or does it even matter. 

Today we talk about having the right mindset to handle both along with what type of competitor you might be.

TFB Podcast #11- Diet Exit Plan Part 2 (What should your ideal weight gain be after you reach a goal/compete?)

March 6th, 2020

10:38

What should your ideal weight gain be after you reach a goal.   My thoughts on Bulking and Staying lean between competitions and what I feel the …

TFB Podcast #10 - Diet Exit Plan? (Strategies on how handle your diet after reaching your goals)

March 2nd, 2020

17:00

Diet Exit Plan?   What is an Exit Plan and Strategies on how handle your diet after reaching your goals)

One of the least talked about topics is how to handle your diet after you compete and reach a goal. In this …

TFB Podcast #9 – Top 5 Coolest Reasons to Compete in Bodybuilding!

February 28th, 2020

10:59

TFB Podcast #9 – Top 5 Coolest Reason to Compete!

Today is a shorter podcast but very informative when it come to talking about what is cool about …

TFB Podcast #8 – Top 5 Mistakes people make when deciding to compete in a bodybuilding contest.

February 19th, 2020

17:02

Top 5 Mistakes people make when deciding to compete - Today we go over the common mistakes people will make when they 

decide to compete.   Listen to learn on what not to do!

TFB Podcast #7 – Top 5 benefits of using a physique coach and what to look for!

February 14th, 2020

15:53

Top 5 reasons to hire a physique coach and what to look for!

Today we go over what I feel are 5 good reason/benefits for hiring a coach and what to look for when you 

are researching. 

TFB Podcast #6 – How to pick a physique competition? (4 key factors)

February 7th, 2020

15:43

Today we go over some factors that will help you decide on the right competition for you!

TFB Podcast #5 - What to do before you are 3 months out from a contest!

January 31st, 2020

18:20

What do to before you are 3 months out from a contest?

Today I cover the importance of how to use the time before you decide to compete.

TFB Pocdast #4 - Consistency is king and "Hardcore diet/coaching"

January 24th, 2020

13:01

Today we dive it what really is needed to achieve when dieting and what I think is most optimal.   And also lay down my feelings about hardcore diets.

TFB Podcast #3 – (Top 10 Habits of Successful Bodybuilders) My review of an article!

January 18th, 2020

15:48

Today we review an article that popped up on my Google news feed.  Is it trusted?

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