Hey Athletes! On this week’s Ask Me Anything episode Jerred is going over 52 weeks of MURPH!
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This week’s question is from Michael. He asks Jerred’s thoughts on challenges like 52 weeks of MURPH. Listen in as Jerred dives over why 52 weeks of MURPH is different than a one time challenge, why you should still be able to train, and know your why!
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AMA 08: 52 Weeks of MURPH and Similar Challenges?
[00:00:00] Jerred Moon: Welcome to garage gym athlete. Ask me anything. It’s pretty simple. I’ll be answering questions from the thousands of athletes that follow our daily programming. If you have a question or topic you want submitted, go to Verragio dot com slash AMA let’s get started.
What’s up, ladies and gentlemen, Jared moon here from into three fitness. Welcome to garage gym, athlete. Ask me anything. Today’s question comes from Michael. He says, you’ve done the 52 weeks of Murphy yourself. What are your thoughts on challenges like Dan John’s 10,000 kettlebell swing or 20 rep squat, max challenge, so on and so forth.
So all these different types of challenges. so I’ve actually done 52 weeks of Murph twice. you know, just finishing up my second year. I took about a year break, so done the workout a lot. just for anybody who didn’t know. Yeah, I do the Murph workout every single [00:01:00] Saturday, or did for a year. Two different times and why did I do it and what do I think about other challenges on the interwebs of people doing different stuff?
The main thing that I like to point out with this, with these things is the Murph, once a week is not like this crazy. How much can you suffer? This is going to be the hardest thing you’ve ever done in your life type challenge. And there are a lot of those out there. And so I, I really think that if you’re going to take on some sort of challenge, you need to be asking yourself big picture, what are you trying to accomplish and why are you doing it?
So with any challenge that you do see, like. I’ve seen people like, I’m going to do Murph every single day for a year cause I’m hardcore. I’ve seen people do that. I’ve seen them get injured and you know, I’ve just seen these things happen, over and over again. And when I set out to do this challenge, it wasn’t because I thought it was hardcore or because I thought it’d be super challenging, really, to be honest.
If you do Murph and then you have [00:02:00] six days to recover before you do it again, that’s fine. So I really think that. This is more training based. I wanted to get faster at the workout. I didn’t want it to be so challenging. I wanted to take this workout off the pedestal and just make it a little bit easier through repetition.
So really what I was doing was training and training Murph. Over two years of doing it. I’ve gotten really, really fast Murph times. So I’ve trained something specifically and I have plenty of time to recover. So if you are taking on any sort of challenge, my point. Make sure that you are still training.
There’s a purpose behind it, not just doing something crazy for the sake of doing crazy, and it sounds cool, and make sure that you can recover from whatever the training is. So those are my main points. you know, I don’t follow a lot of these other challenges or know what people are doing. But there’s really, you got to think about how long could you do this?
Cause I mean, I could probably do work Murph, other than the boredom mentally every week, you know, forever. As long as I scale [00:03:00] it different ways, I approach it different ways, different intensities each week. And that’s really what I’m looking for. I’m always looking for purpose behind what I’m doing and make sure that I’m training, moving something forward and not just doing this because I think it sounds cool and you know, I, you know, it sounds hard and other people couldn’t do it.
I think those. A lot of challenges out there, kind of dumb and rooted in that type of thing and don’t really make any sense. So I don’t know much about the specific ones you mentioned, so I’m not talking about those. They may have a great training purpose and you know, could be phenomenal, but make sure that you can recover from the training and make sure that there’s a greater purpose behind what you’re doing.
And that’s what I was doing with Murph, and that’s what I’ll do with any challenge I take on in the future. So hopefully that answer your question. Michael, thanks for asking for everyone else. If you want to get in on the AMA action, go to garage gym, athlete.com/ama submit your question. If you’re watching on YouTube, thanks for watching.
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