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Donnie "Super D" Thompson knows a thing or two about lifting heavy weights. He earned himself the nickname "Mr. 3000" by being the first human to total 3000lbs in powerlifting back in 2011.
Along the way, Donnie has had his fair share of ups and downs. However he has an infectious positive attitude, a passion for helping people, and an unquenchable thirst for learning. These elements make for a conversation that is educational, entertaining, and full of life lessons whether you are a lifter or not.
In this episode, Super D shares his learnings and philosophies with Managing Editor Becca Borawski Jenkins and Coach Chet Morjaria.
These days Donnie is co-owner of a gym called The Compound, and helps athletes to reach better performance through mobility, performance therapy and lifting heavy weights - all with the help of a few of his own evil tools and inventions.
00:00 - Introduction to Breaking Muscle Radio
01:36 - Introduction to Donnie Thompson
03:55 - Where the nickname "Super D" came from
06:14 - Donnie's powerlifting records
08:40 - Balancing life and focusing on your goals
13:18 - Getting the body to work properly
15:50 - An explanation of body tempering
21:32 - What you need to perform body tempering on yourself
23:52 - Donnie's daughter
24:35 - Donnie' s recent inventions and intellectual property theft
31:17 - Donnie's current focus, looking after the body
34:27 - Using powerlifting techniques to get people ready for different sports
38:10 - The marriage mistake - doing the same thing all the time
40:27 - Advice on avoiding training fads and traps
44:51 - Why you need to think for yourself
47:02 - Donnie's seminars and products