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E 05 | COVID-19, TPS Method, and Bull Shittin' With C.J. Murphy of TPS
Episode 526th May 2020 • THIRST For More Podcast • Brandon Smitley | Terre Haute Intensity Resistance and Sports Training
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0:00 – Show Intro

3:15 – Podcast begins

3:32 – Murph's plan to lobby for gyms like his in Massachusetts

11:40 – "Culture coaches when you're not around"

26:35 – "There will be another lock down"

30:51 – The history of Total Performance Sports

41:45– Murph discusses how personal training moved to group and semi-private training

48:01 – What is the TPS Method?

50:40 – Jesse Burdick interrupts the podcast

1:00:36– Big on the basics - we have a responsibility

1:10:52– How Murph and Brandon Smitley met via Elitefts, and what's it's done for them

1:17:24– The first time Murph met Jim Wendler

1:19:11– Murph's recommendations for starting a gym - "Don't"

1:30:00– Murph and Brandon reminisce on old Elitefts stories

About C.J. Murphy

Instagram: @tpsmalden @tpsmethod


Murph is the owner of Total Performance Sports in Malden, Massachusetts and the creator of the Total Performance Method and the Total Performance Method for Powerlifting ( His gym was featured as one of America’s 20 Best Gyms – twice. Murph is on the Advisory Board for Men’s Fitness magazine and Muscle and Fitness magazine. He has almost 30 years’ experience as a coach, athlete, and certified nutritionist. Murph is a retired Strongman competitor and former National Powerlifting Champion.