Murph-ish

May 28, 2019

Memorial Day Weekend, the official kick-off of summer. Longer days are here, warmer temperatures, less rain, and school will be out shortly. Traditionally this weekend is littered with picnicking, to do lists, and if you go to a CrossFit gym, “Murph”. In CrossFit culture doing “Murph” is as much a Memorial Day staple as hamburgers and hot dogs. CNN even answers the question: What is The Murph challenge and why is everyone doing it on Memorial Day.

The workout is named in memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005. This was one of his favorites and he’d named it “Body Armor”. Today there is a website that hosts the #MURPHCHALLENGE to benefit The LT Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation. The Foundation was started in 2007 by Michael’s family.  Michael felt “Education will set you free”.  

ne 28th, 2005. This was one of his favorites and he’d named it “Body Armor”. Today there is a website that hosts the #MURPHCHALLENGE to benefit The LT Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation. The Foundation was started in 2007 by Michael’s family.  Michael felt “Education will set you free”.  

30 Minute AMRAP
200m Run
5 Chest to Bar Pull-ups
10 Hand Release Push-ups
15 Air Squats

More Murph-ish workouts from Bridgetown CrossFit: Smurph

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