Team Franco Podcast
By Joe Franco
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
Reaching physique goals with a healthier and practical approach
My Contest Prep (ep. #1) - Unfinished Business! TFB Podcast: #55
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.
December 4, 2021
Post Competition Blues! What is it and how to evade it. TFB Podcast: #54
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.
November 17, 2021
What is needed for a great training routine! TFB Podcast: #53
Today I cover the factors for progress and what is needed to improve your training.
November 10, 2021
My glute/ham dominant lower body workout! TFB Podcast: #52
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.
November 4, 2021
My quad dominant lower body workout! TFB Podcast: #51
Loving my 3 day split and here I go over the details of exercises, sets and reps for the quad dominant workout.
October 28, 2021
The Evolution of Competing - Why people compete? TFB Podcast: #50
Today I discuss the different stages and why people compete. Covering my beginnings and the evolution and you vs you mentality.
October 19, 2021
Hiring a Coach, the good, the bad and ugly! TFB Podcast: #49
Today I discuss what to look for in hiring a contest prep coach and to be a good fit for your needs.
October 13, 2021
How long should my contest prep be? TFB Podcast: #48
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.
October 3, 2021
Life stuff and how it changed my current workout split: TFB Podcast #47
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.
September 21, 2021
Peak Week... don't believe the hype! A guide for first time competitors. TFB Podcast #46
Today we talk about the basics of what a peak week does and cover how a competitors rely too much on it.
August 15, 2021
Contest Placements and Judging: TFB Podcast #45
Today I cover some of the in and outs of how to mentally handle a placement when competing and judging.
August 13, 2021
Overtraining and Rest Days with Weight Training? TFB Podcast #44
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.
July 29, 2021
Steroids and competing. TFB Podcast #43
Today I discuss my experiences and thoughts about the use of steroids in the world of competing.
July 22, 2021
Competing? Don't make it bigger than what it really is! TFB Podcast #42
Today I go over how those who succeed typically have a more relaxed approach and take things as they come.
July 15, 2021
How to start a "diet" and to be successful. TFB Podcast #41
Going over the basics and keys to be successful in when starting a diet plan.
June 25, 2021
What Does it Take to Become a Pro! TFB Podcast #40
Today I dive into some of the factors that I feel that is needed to reach the pro level.
June 22, 2021
How Team Franco Got Started and Philosophy. TFB Podcast #39
Today I discuss how TFB started over 20 years ago and touch upon the make up of a Team Franco client.
June 16, 2021
Team Franco Contest are Back! Recap of the OCB Jersey Natural Open. TFB Podcast #38
A quick episode on how great is to be back in the game and to thank all those who came out.
May 25, 2021
My Diet!!! What I eat daily and changes I make to get lean. TFB Podcast: #37
In this episode I go over how simple my diet is and what works for me during offseason and contest prep.
April 7, 2021
Reps, Sets, and when to Increase Weight - Oh my! TFB Podcast: #36
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.
April 2, 2021
What does it take to compete? Its depends on your mindset! TFB Podcast #35
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.
March 25, 2021
Competition/Competitor Ramblings! TFB Podcast #34
Bunch of thoughts since the competitions season is starting to heat up!! Things to do and not to do.
March 18, 2021
Intuitive Eating, What is it and how you can benefit from it TFB PC: #33
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!
March 9, 2021
My favorite body parts to train, and least favorite along with exercises. TFB Podcast: #32
In this episode I give you the insights on why I like training certain body parts over other and some of my favorites exercises.
March 3, 2021
My favorite training split and why I think its best! TFB Podcast: #31
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.
February 24, 2021
Women's Physique Divisions! (what are they and how they evolved) TFB PC#30
Women's Physique Divisions! (what are they and how they evolved) TFB PC#30. An overview through my eyes and experience over the years.
February 17, 2021
Posing: How to bring it together and what I cover in class. TFB Podcast #29:
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.
February 10, 2021
TFB Podcast #28: What variables are best for keeping track of your progress?
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.
January 30, 2021
TFB Podcast #27: SUPPLEMENTS! - My experience and personal opinions.
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.
January 23, 2021
TFB Podcast #26: Why first time competitors may not get as lean as they want to?
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 and its OK, because competing is about evolving.
January 16, 2021
TFB Podcast #25: Slow and steady wins the race?
Slow and steady does win the race and so does riding a low wave to success.
January 9, 2021
TFB Podcast #24: I am back, and thoughts about entitlement/legacy in the world of bodybuilding.
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.
October 25, 2020
TFB Podcast #23: Men's Physique Divisions - What are they and how they changed over the years!
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..
May 27, 2020
TFB Podcast #22: What weight training split is best for you?
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.
May 17, 2020
TFB Podcast #21 – Years of Balance = PROGRESS!
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.
May 5, 2020
TFB Podcast #20 – How do you handle Challenges, and why people succeed!
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.
April 26, 2020
TFB Podcast #19 – 4 Characteristics for Success in and out of the gym.
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.
April 18, 2020
TFB Podcast #18 – What is winning? And the daily grind!
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.
April 13, 2020
TFB Podcast #17 – Free Weight Pull Day (Back, Biceps) Workout, my favorites, and details
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.
April 3, 2020
TFB Podcast #16 – Free Weight Push Day (Chest, Shoulders, Triceps) Workout, my favorites and ideal split
Free Weight Push Day Workout, my favorites and ideal split Training the chest, shoulders and triceps.
April 3, 2020
TFB Podcast #15 – Free Weight Lower Body Workout, my favorites and ideal split.
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 - day split that you can do with barbells and dumbells.
March 31, 2020
TFB Podcast #14- When a goal is postponed, you can still make the best of it.
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.
March 22, 2020
TFB Podcast #13- How to train at home with minimal equipment and what to buy.
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 the body and have control!
March 17, 2020
TFB Podcast #12- Sportsmanship and What Type of Competitor are You? (how to handle winning and losing)
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.
March 10, 2020
TFB Podcast #11- Diet Exit Plan Part 2 (What should your ideal weight gain be after you reach a goal/compete?)
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 ideal situation is somewhere in the middle.
March 6, 2020
TFB Podcast #10 - Diet Exit Plan? (Strategies on how handle your diet after reaching your goals)
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 podcast I go over how to apply a few strategies on how to listen the blow and reduce the rebound many have.
March 2, 2020
TFB Podcast #9 – Top 5 Coolest Reasons to Compete in Bodybuilding!
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 competing!
February 28, 2020
TFB Podcast #8 – Top 5 Mistakes people make when deciding to compete in a bodybuilding contest.
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!
February 19, 2020
TFB Podcast #7 – Top 5 benefits of using a physique coach and what to look for!
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.
February 14, 2020
TFB Podcast #6 – How to pick a physique competition? (4 key factors)
Today we go over some factors that will help you decide on the right competition for you!
February 7, 2020
TFB Podcast #5 - What to do before you are 3 months out from a contest!
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.
January 31, 2020
TFB Pocdast #4 - Consistency is king and "Hardcore diet/coaching"
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.
January 24, 2020
TFB Podcast #1 (Building habits, not goals)
(Building habits, not goals)
January 18, 2020
TFB Podcast #2 (Training to get better)
(Training to get better)
January 18, 2020
TFB Podcast #3 – (Top 10 Habits of Successful Bodybuilders) My review of an article!
Today we review an article that popped up on my Google news feed. Is it trusted?
January 18, 2020