C.J. Murphy

https:tpsmethod.com

Murph is the owner of Total Performance Sports and the creator of the Total Performance Method and the Total Performance Method for Powerlifting (tpsmethod.com). 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.

 
WATCH: Andrey Malanichev — Training Program and Top-Secret Russian Insights
WATCH: Andrey Malanichev — Training Program and Top-Secret Russian Insights
It’s in discussions like these that I am reminded of what a nice guy Andrey is, and how willing he is to share his expertise to support the development of other powerlifters and young athletes.
What is best? RPE or Percentage Based Programming?
What is best? RPE or Percentage Based Programming?
The age old question. Here’s my two cents. Read it all, the end is the best part.
WATCH: Andrey Malanichev — RPR, Powerlifting Culture, Injury Prevention
WATCH: Andrey Malanichev — RPR, Powerlifting Culture, Injury Prevention
This interview gives you the chance to learn more about Andrey, his training techniques/philosophies that led him to great success, including his views on sport history/culture found in the US and Russia.
Box Squatting for Raw Lifters
Box Squatting for Raw Lifters
In the coming months, C.J. will be getting the Team ready for raw and multi-ply lifting at the 2019 RPS New Hampshire and Vermont State Championships from April 13-14, as well as the Arnold Classic. At least a dozen he coaches will be there. And, as usual, he’ll be rehabbing more of his muscle tears as he tries to get
I am now an official Sniper
I am now an official Sniper
RPR Level 2 Recap + Some Strongman Video
The Oh Shit Toolbox
The Oh Shit Toolbox
A screwdriver is no good when you need a hammer.
Old Man Training
Old Man Training
You had me at canvas. With video.
EliteFTS Power Bar Review
EliteFTS Power Bar Review
Made in USA quality for under $330?
Programming 101: Part 5
Programming 101: Part 5
Proper Movement is Corrective Exercise
Practice, Practice, Practice
Practice, Practice, Practice
Here’s a simple tool to perfect technique
Part 2: Interview with Andrey Malanichev-Video Log
Part 2: Interview with Andrey Malanichev-Video Log
Lots of Russian words in here+ top secret Russian stuff revealed!
Video Log: Andrey Malanichev Interview Part 1
Video Log: Andrey Malanichev Interview Part 1
Andrey shares some thoughts on training, culture and more. Watch the video.
It's Been Two Years
It's Been Two Years
Like it was yesterday.
The Five Best New Strength Training Items from elitefts
The Five Best New Strength Training Items from elitefts
New equipment means new ways to help you get strong — and a lot more fun.
One Year Anniversary
One Year Anniversary
I miss you Fred Hatfield
Old Man Rant: Maybe You’re Just Weak and Have Shitty Technique
Old Man Rant: Maybe You’re Just Weak and Have Shitty Technique
Maybe you don’t need 30 minutes of activation and corrective exercises. Maybe you just need to work harder.
Two More Interviews
Two More Interviews
Check out Rikky Patel and John DeLellis's interviews on their performance at their USAPL meet.
Programming 101: Part 4 Rotating Main Exercises
Programming 101: Part 4 Rotating Main Exercises
How long should you keep your main lift in the program?
Interview with Kyle Power of TPS
Interview with Kyle Power of TPS
With a name like Power, he better be strong.
My Top 5 New Toys at EliteFTS
My Top 5 New Toys at EliteFTS
I love buying shit, you probably do too.
Bombing Out
Bombing Out
A how to guide, and lessons learned.
Programming 101: Part 3-Beating a Dead Horse
Programming 101: Part 3-Beating a Dead Horse
I covered this last time, but I’ll explain it more here.
Eddie Pecs is in the House
Eddie Pecs is in the House
Eddie has the kind of pecs you can rest a beer on. That was a thing in the 80's.
An 800 Pound Deadlift at 198?
An 800 Pound Deadlift at 198?
Oh, it's coming soon. Nikko is a BEAST.
Two Pro Totals in One Day + 1 Elite + Video
Two Pro Totals in One Day + 1 Elite + Video
TeamTPS Meet Report: 2018 RPS New England Revolution
Volume Makes You Strong
Volume Makes You Strong
Here is a simple but not easy way to turn it up.
Programming 101 Part 2: Setting Up Your Assistance Lifts
Programming 101 Part 2: Setting Up Your Assistance Lifts
I was on the phone with Dave Tate the a few weeks ago and he asked me what I was doing. I said that I was generating top quality content for his website, which I was. I was writing Programming 101 Part 1, which I thought was good content. I said to him I think […]
Don’t Ride Beyond Your Headlight
Don’t Ride Beyond Your Headlight
Apply lessons I learned at the BPD Academy to your training.
Programming 101: How to Design a Program
Programming 101: How to Design a Program
There’s some art, and some science.
7 Things I’ve Learned as a Coach
7 Things I’ve Learned as a Coach
I’ve learned a little. I wish I knew more. I can probably write 99 things I’ve learned, 7 came to mind today.
TeamTPS at World's Strongest Man 105: Video Interview
TeamTPS at World's Strongest Man 105: Video Interview
Nick Cambi of TeamTPS just took 2nd place at World's Strongest Man!
Jack Your Back
Jack Your Back
Why your back needs to be jacked for the 3 lifts. With some of my favorite accessory exercises to get it Huge(er). AND: I tied my shoes all my myself!
Murphwatchers
Murphwatchers
As Murph is busy getting his new website (www.TPSMethod.com) ready for launch — you can read about it in the May 2018 issue of Muscle and Fitness —TPS is getting lifters ready for some meets including the WPO. Look out for upcoming details finalizing the next Push/Pull in the gym.
21 Things about the Bench Press
21 Things about the Bench Press
It’s the single, most technical lift there is.
Three of My Favorite Squat/Deadlift Builders-with Videos
Three of My Favorite Squat/Deadlift Builders-with Videos
No secrets here, just basic, high quality stuff to get strong(er).
Mobility for Law Enforcement: What do you need?
Mobility for Law Enforcement: What do you need?
A Q&A Question Answered More Thoroughly
Avoid the training pendulum.
Avoid the training pendulum.
Don’t be reactionary. Ride the middle.
Free 8 Week PR Crushing Powerlifting Program Part 2
Free 8 Week PR Crushing Powerlifting Program Part 2
The Intensity and PR’s commence here.
A Christmas Gift to You: Free 8 Week PR Crushing Powerlifting Program + RPR Warmup
A Christmas Gift to You: Free 8 Week PR Crushing Powerlifting Program + ...
Includes adjustment for Holiday interruptions in training!
Strongman Stuff: 12/15/20 Squat Program
Strongman Stuff: 12/15/20 Squat Program
Add at least 60 pounds to your squat in 9 weeks! Really. It’ll work for Powerlifting and Bodybuilding too.
So, I did a meet. + Video
So, I did a meet. + Video
But it was Bench Only. Does that even count? And, yes, I made weight!
How to Lose 70 Pounds Without Dieting.
How to Lose 70 Pounds Without Dieting.
If I can do it, you can. It’s not that hard.
Strength Therapy-Video Log
Strength Therapy-Video Log
No, I am not your shrink.
5 Minute Fix: No, it’s less.
5 Minute Fix: No, it’s less.
Perform better and prevent injury with almost zero effort.
Top 10 Things You Need In Your Gym Bag
Top 10 Things You Need In Your Gym Bag
Everybody likes lists-here’s a good one.
This One Small Tweak Will Kick Your Ass: With How To Video
This One Small Tweak Will Kick Your Ass: With How To Video
Smash your triceps harder with one simple addition to the movement.
4 Quick Elbow Pain Fixes
4 Quick Elbow Pain Fixes
Elbows jacked up from benching & squats?
Your friend of your enemy?
Your friend of your enemy?
The Scale. It lies to you.
Build Your Deadlift with the Deadlift Plus Deadlift Below the Knee
Build Your Deadlift with the Deadlift Plus Deadlift Below the Knee
This is a great specialty exercise for lifters who get stuck a few inches off the floor, allow their shoulders to get too far in front of the bar, or lose their lats.
Top 3 Specialty Exercises to Improve Your Squat-VIDEO LOG
Top 3 Specialty Exercises to Improve Your Squat-VIDEO LOG
You may not know about these variations-watch this! And now I have to Windex my couch.
Build Your Deadlift with the Snatch Grip Deadlift
Build Your Deadlift with the Snatch Grip Deadlift
The snatch grip deadlift is an outstanding assistance lift if you have a weak upper back or erectors, but it's not a traditional deadlift. Many cues for it are contrary to the traditional pull.
We got Kubuked.
We got Kubuked.
And, I squatted pain free with video proof.
I got a guy.
I got a guy.
Murph is the founder and owner of Total Performance Sports. Follow his sports performance, powerlifting, and strongman ideology with quick tips, video clips, and client tutorials. This month, athlete prep is underway for the RPS New Hampshire and Vermont State Championships where the team will compete, including Murph.
Low Budget Coaching Log
Low Budget Coaching Log
By request, the next 4 weeks in the Disc Injury It's Not Over Block

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