Mike Murphy

Background

Mike started lifting in Middle School and competed in his first bodybuilding competition at age 16. He then won Mr. Teen Kentucky shortly after. He has since gone on to compete in 8 more. He became a certified personal trainer back in 2002 and has been working with clients ever since. Mike has trained hundreds of clients with every goal imaginable. Highlights of his training history are helping several individuals lose as much as 100lbs. He has also placed in competitive powerlifting meets, and has played most competitive sports. He started and ran a successful personal training and fitness bootcamp company for several years.

He currently resides in American Fork, UT and continues his bodybuilding quest. Information about Mike's current personal training services can be found at Nature's Ninja. View Mike's Bodyspace for current pictures and progress updates.

The Past...

I have always been spontaneous and continually changing my hobbies. I played baseball for seven years and was on the academic team in 6th grade. During middle school I played trombone and tuba in the band and also drew and painted a lot, played football and ran track. I competed in powerlifting my sophomore year and then I tried bodybuilding.

No other hobby has quite the same effect as bodybuilding. The rush, the pump, the excellent physique, and the massive workouts are all gratifying. I plan to continue my bodybuilding, and if all goes well, become a professional bodybuilder some day.

Check out my Teen Bodybuilder of the month profile!

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Articles

  • Complete Compilation Of Weightlifting Exercises: Part I

    Are you looking for a complete compilation of weightlifting exercises? Well look no further!

  • Comparing Different Methods Of Working Out.

    In today's broad horizon of bodybuilding, there are many different ideas as to which method of working out is the best. I have narrowed them down to 4 main methods.

  • Comparing Different Methods Of Working Out: The Beefy Way!

    One of the most common methods is the heavy-weight, low-rep method. This method is believed to add the most muscle mass to your frame in the quickest amount of time.

  • The Mass Only Cookbook!

    Sure dieting can be hard, but it is possible once you get used to eating certain foods. First, you have to determine what you want to accomplish.

  • Training For Proportionality!

    There is nothing like watching a bodybuilding competition and seeing some 'Perfectly Proportioned' Bodybuilders. Or even just going to the gym or walking around school and seeing someone with a nice V-taper.

  • Mastering The Flow Of Productivity!

    Controlling and mastering the concept of 'flow,' will help push you to that pinnacle of the human you can become! Learn how to reach your pinnacle here.

  • Training For Proportionality!

    There is nothing like watching a bodybuilding competition and seeing some 'Perfectly Proportioned' Bodybuilders. Or even just going to the gym or walking around school and seeing someone with a nice V-taper.

  • The Professional Muscle Building Diet - Part 1!

    Okay, here is what you diet needs to be like to build muscle. Every day you need to eat 1.5 - 2 grams of protein per lbs. bodyweight. This sounds like a lot, but is easy to do.

  • The Mass Only Cookbook!

    Sure dieting can be hard, but it is possible once you get used to eating certain foods. First, you have to determine what you want to accomplish.

  • Complete Compilation Of Weightlifting Exercises: Part I

    Are you looking for a complete compilation of weightlifting exercises? Well look no further!

  • Mastering The Flow Of Productivity!

    Controlling and mastering the concept of 'flow,' will help push you to that pinnacle of the human you can become! Learn how to reach your pinnacle here.

  • Hitting All The Muscles!

    Some say that it is because you can't see it in the mirror while working out, others say that it is because it is harder to train.

  • Building A Body In A Busy World!

    For many, bodybuilding is a desire, or a dream. Most people can't find the time or are able to stand the pain it takes. Consistency is the key to unlocking the potential of your body. Consistency not only in your lifting, but your training as well.

  • How Bodybuilders Are Born!

    Remember the first time that you saw a bodybuilding competition or an arnold flick as a kid? It was incredible! Those huge bulging biceps, those big, round things on the back of his arms!

  • Preparing Yourself For A Bodybuilding Competition!

    Learn everything you will need to know before you first competition including posing, tanning, and much more!

  • Manipulating Insulin Levels To Build More Muscle And Burn Fat!

    Some diets even have you cutting out carbohydrates altogether to control insulin levels. Thus, the question is, when and how is insulin responsible for both?

  • Get Psyched: What To Do To Get Motivated!

    Are you working out day after day and just can't seem to find the motivation? Learn the secrets Mike uses to keep motivated!

  • Workout Methods: The Football Way!

    In this method of working out you tend to focus more on how much weight you are lifting rather than worrying about good form, contraction and building muscle. Get the full workout!

  • Comparing Different Methods Of Working Out: The Beefy Way!

    One of the most common methods is the heavy-weight, low-rep method. This method is believed to add the most muscle mass to your frame in the quickest amount of time.

  • Sticking With New Year's Resolutions!

    Learn how to stick with your New Years Resolutions!

  • Get Psyched: What To Do To Get Motivated!

    Are you working out day after day and just can't seem to find the motivation? Learn the secrets Mike uses to keep motivated!

  • Building Mass!

    Have you ever wondered how the Pro's get so HUGE? Now, I know that I have many years in front of me before I get my Pro Card, but I do know how to put on mass. There are 4 Key Components in gaining lean body mass.

  • The Limbo On Calories!

    When people want to lose weight, A.K.A. 'cut up' for a competition, most go onto a calorie-restricting diet, the smart dieters decrease the calories only slightly.

  • Comparing Different Methods Of Working Out: The Defining Way!

    The idea in this method is to pick a medium-heavy weight and do sets of approximately 8-12 reps. This is the method often executed when a bodybuilder is preparing for a competition.

  • Changing Your Workout Routines!

    Learn how changing your workout routine can help break a plateau and get huge gains!

  • Steroids: Safe Or Savage?

    Today's professional bodybuilders as well as NFL players, wrestlers, etc. use steroids, and are bigger than ever. I know that steroids give you extreme muscular growth, but are there safe ways to take this highly anabolic substance?

  • Steroids: Safe Or Savage?

    Today's professional bodybuilders as well as NFL players, wrestlers, etc. use steroids, and are bigger than ever. I know that steroids give you extreme muscular growth, but are there safe ways to take this highly anabolic substance?

  • Changing Your Workout Routines!

    Learn how changing your workout routine can help break a plateau and get huge gains!

  • 6 Weeks To Victory!

    I am 6 weeks away from my next bodybuilding competition. I have made some changes to my diet and cardiovascular exercise to begin to lean down to a desirable bodyfat percentage.

  • Hitting All The Muscles!

    Some say that it is because you can't see it in the mirror while working out, others say that it is because it is harder to train.

  • Manipulating Insulin Levels To Build More Muscle And Burn Fat!

    Some diets even have you cutting out carbohydrates altogether to control insulin levels. Thus, the question is, when and how is insulin responsible for both?

  • Preparing Yourself For A Bodybuilding Competition!

    Learn everything you will need to know before you first competition including posing, tanning, and much more!

  • Having And Being A Worthy Training Partner!

    Picking a training partner should not be a difficult task. Your partner does not have to be built like Arnold, and does not have to be a male, and doesn't even have to be close to your age.

  • The Professional Muscle Building Diet - Part 2!

    Many times you find yourself on the run or you have to go to class or work all day. This is okay, just tell your teacher/boss what your bodybuilding goals are and usually they will be glad to allow you to eat and drink in class/at work.

  • Comparing Different Methods Of Working Out: The Defining Way!

    The idea in this method is to pick a medium-heavy weight and do sets of approximately 8-12 reps. This is the method often executed when a bodybuilder is preparing for a competition.

  • 6 Weeks To Victory!

    I am 6 weeks away from my next bodybuilding competition. I have made some changes to my diet and cardiovascular exercise to begin to lean down to a desirable bodyfat percentage.

  • The Limbo On Calories!

    When people want to lose weight, A.K.A. 'cut up' for a competition, most go onto a calorie-restricting diet, the smart dieters decrease the calories only slightly.

  • Sticking With New Year's Resolutions!

    Learn how to stick with your New Years Resolutions!

  • Workout Methods: The Football Way!

    In this method of working out you tend to focus more on how much weight you are lifting rather than worrying about good form, contraction and building muscle. Get the full workout!

  • 5 Weeks To Victory!

    As I get closer and closer to my upcoming bodybuilding competition, really the only thing that is changing is the intensity of my cardio.

  • Comparing Different Methods Of Working Out.

    In today's broad horizon of bodybuilding, there are many different ideas as to which method of working out is the best. I have narrowed them down to 4 main methods.