Just wanted to check-in with you really quick today…
This weekend, thousands of athletes will be hitting “Murph” in honor of Lt. Michael Murphy and in observance of Memorial Day (U.S. Holiday).
1 Mile Run
1 Mile Run
This workout was Lt. Murphy’s favorite. He called it “Body Armor” because he always did it wearing his vest. In fact, here are the details according to the CrossFit HQ website:
“In memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005.
This workout was one of Mike’s favorites and he’d named it “Body Armor”. From here on it will be referred to as “Murph” in honor of the focused warrior and great American who wanted nothing more in life than to serve this great country and the beautiful people who make it what it is.
Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. Start and finish with a mile run. If you’ve got a twenty pound vest or body armor, wear it.”
Regardless of your nationality, please take a moment to acknowledge the selflessness and valor displayed by this hero. If you’ve never done this workout, I invite you to try it this weekend with a couple friends. Or join us at Paramount Strength & Conditioning Monday, May 30th at 10am!
Remember: getting “RX” or hitting a huge “PR” isn’t the focus of this workout. It’s all about giving EVERYTHING and putting forth your best effort regardless of your ability level.
If you get a chance, leave a comment and let me know your results. I may not respond to every comment, but I really appreciate it when I hear from you.