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6 minutes | Aug 29, 2019
Don’t Listen to Your Body So Much That You Start To Lose Your Mind
Nursing an injury with a bunch of correctives can get dangerous quickly. Don’t give your injuries too much power. Always look for a way to continue training in a way that is close to how you want to train!
15 minutes | Aug 28, 2019
The number of times I say “grind” in this episode makes the title fitting. It took me 2 separate clips to get my thoughts out to answer a question I received a while back, essentially asking how quickly you could expect to add X amount of weight to a particular lift.
4 minutes | Aug 21, 2019
Don’t Ration Out Your Effort
It’s only natural to pace yourself when lifting, but doing this may actually work to your detriment. Every rep of a set should demand all of your focus, and all of your effort. Only after your first rep do you prepare for rep #2. Using this approach will make for more efficient lifting. Yes, it goes against what feels natural. Yes, you have to train yourself to lift this way.
6 minutes | Aug 15, 2019
I’m Sorry, I Have Failed
I have fallen apart.
16 minutes | Aug 14, 2019
Maxing-Out vs. Working to a Top Single
I don’t approach a max-out session in the same way I approach the process of working up to a single. A true max-out session can be great and important, especially if you follow a percentage-based training program, but I prefer working to a high single for most trainees because this can be done at a higher frequency, and I find it to be safer. Maxing-out is rugged - lift a weight, add weight, lift again (and continue until you either fail or die). Working up to a single requires more strategy - you don’t want to actually fail (or die), you want to work up to a little before that point, and then move on. I explain the differences in how I view a max-out session vs. a “work up to a single” session in this episode.
3 minutes | Aug 12, 2019
Confidence is having a deep understanding of your strengths and abilities, then it is not getting too high when people praise you and not getting too low when people criticize you. You shouldn’t feel confident or not feel confident based on feedback from others.
5 minutes | Aug 9, 2019
The Thing You Don’t Know About People Who Lift Weights
People who lift weights want you to lift weights too! Your level of strength and your capabilities don’t matter. They are pumped to have new and more people into what they’re into.
2 minutes | Aug 6, 2019
More Routine = Progress
When you feel like your progress has stalled, work on making sub-maximal weights feel more routine.
4 minutes | Aug 5, 2019
Boredom Can Lead To Disater
If you’re trying to kick a bad habit, you have to stay busy.
7 minutes | Aug 2, 2019
Prioritize Being All In
Decide what you’re after, then decide to what level you need to be committed.
1 minutes | Feb 20, 2019
No Respect For The Weights
The goal is to keep adding weight to the bar. If you’re uneasy about making a 20 or 10lb jump for your next attempt, and would rather make just a 5lb jump - using 2.5lb plates, you’re giving the weight too much respect. You’re not confident enough in your strength.
1 minutes | Nov 29, 2018
Nothing Is More Fun Than Getting Stronger
Get stronger, have fun, everything else will follow!
11 minutes | Nov 16, 2018
Thoughts on Maxing-Out
I recently wrote an article going over the typical procedure I like to follow for a max-out session. I have some follow-up thoughts on the topic for this episode. Here is the link to the article: https://www.drewmurphystrength.com/stuff/testingyour1repmax
3 minutes | Nov 13, 2018
Squat Frequency: Front Squats vs. Back Squats
Reducing the load of an exercise will allow you to train the exercise with higher frequency. You cannot load a front squat as heavy as you can a back squat, but the lighter weight needed for a front squat will still give you a good training stimulus. A heavy front squat will not tax your body quite like a heavy back squat will.
0 minutes | Nov 2, 2018
Explore, Don’t Follow The Roadmap
3 minutes | Oct 25, 2018
Follow The Road Map, Don’t Be An Explorer
There is a roadmap to your desired goals laid out for you. Follow the map and you’ll get to where you want to be. Don’t become distracted and start venturing off the path.
2 minutes | Oct 24, 2018
Weights Two Days In A Row?
Is it okay to lift weights two days in a row?
1 minutes | Oct 23, 2018
Don’t Look For Easy
Don’t pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
3 minutes | Oct 19, 2018
How much variety do you need in your workouts? Actually, very little, but if you do insist on incorporating a lot of variety, be sure to vary up the right types of exercises.
1 minutes | Oct 18, 2018
I eat in extremes...it’s either really good or really bad. I’ll never eat a cupcake on the same day I eat chicken and vegetables!
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