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10/10/2014 03:31 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: C.J. Murphy. Ex-Deputy Sheriff, Charles Street Jail

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The phrase "mean streets" might not have been coined to describe Charlestown, the rough Boston neighborhood in which Murphy grew up, but it might as well have. A man of uncommon intelligence, he worked as a local corrections officer, keeping in line the criminal element he might easily have become a part of. Fitness is important in such a job, and Murphy became fascinated by physical training. He left corrections to open a gym in Boston and is now considered one of the finest trainers in the world. His clientele is diverse: average Joes who want to get in better shape, sure, but even more so the muscle-bound strongmen who enter the kinds of competitions in which victory is determined by how far you can pull a semi truck with your bare hands. Rough, tough and physically fit: Murphy, you might say, is certainly playing to his strengths.

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