The Training Mistake You’re Probably Making with Tom Purvis


Muscle Building Month wouldn’t be complete without hearing from one of my longtime mentors and friends, Tom Purvis. I call him “The Yoda of Resistance Training,” and you’ll know why by the end of this episode.

Tom Purvis has been teaching personal trainers around the world for over 30 years.  A primary focus of Tom’s work has been Exercise Mechanics since 1986 when he began researching & teaching.

Tom also exhibits a quality that I have found to be hugely important within my own journeys of fitness, coaching, and personal development: the ability to question your beliefs, and to challenge your thinking.

In today’s episode you’ll learn:

  • How to truly challenge muscles, not just lift weights.
  • What it takes to master skills, before working hard.
  • A framework for addressing progression.
  • Why improper mechanics are so commonplace.
  • Plus…the ONE thing you might just be missing in your own training, or as a coach.

Learn more about Tom:

Click here to get access to the free training individualization and progression guide for this episode.


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Ben Pakulski

Since first lifting weights as a teenager, Ben has been on a mission to do whatever it takes… …to become the most muscular man on the planet! On the eve of The Arnold Classic, he confronts the dark realities of bodybuilding… And his own future! Follow him on his journey…

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